[mswindowsxp] Re: Lock

  • From: "Sorin Srbu" <Sorin.Srbu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "mswindowsxp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <mswindowsxp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 17 May 2004 16:49:09 +0200

On Mon, 17 May 2004 10:36:30 -0400, Bill Beckett wrote:

>I'm sure this is easy but I cannot find it or it's not working. I want an XP
>workstation to be locked once the screen saver kicks in. The password
>protect is grayed out, although the box is checked. However, after the
>screen saver kicks in, no password prompt comes up. The workstation is wide
>open once anyone hits a key. What gives?

I saw this behaviour when the domain set GPO specified a screen
saver that was not available on the local computer.

If you have a domain GPO set for win2k with a full path statement
in the GPO, pls be aware that for XP the systemroot is not the
same! Ie c:\winnt vs c:\windows.

Windows expects the screen saver to be in %systemroot%\system32. If
it's anywhere else, you'll have to specify it.




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