Monday, June 30, 2008 2:54 PMI have a network with 2 DC with AD. In the Default Domain Policy in the GP we have policies for password, screen savers, etc. In the default policy the screen saver is 10 minutes, user can't change this. A couple folks need longer times.
So I set up a new OU, add my users to the OU. Link the OU to the default???(i think, I've tried 100 ways so far). But the screen saver timeout will not take the new time. If I turn off the "open Display panel from Control panel" option on the new OU, then do a gpupdate, that policy will take effect only for this user. But the new screen saver time will not.
Is there a way I can do this?
Tuesday, July 01, 2008 6:30 AMModeratorCreate a new policy, link that policy to your new OU and edit the time in this policy.
Read this about Group policy inheritance: http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver/en/library/212eb1fd-11f4-465f-b243-73e542d06b2c1033.mspx
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Tuesday, July 01, 2008 11:07 AMHello Rob,According to your demand, you first may create a new group policy A, and then configure the user settings in the group policy A as followed.User Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Control Panel\Display\Screen Saver timeoutYou may enable the Screen saver timeout setting and configure the value to the time that the clients wished. Afterwards, if you want to apply it to some users in specific OU, you can link the new created Group policy to the specific OU level. If you want to apply it on all the domain users ,you may link it to the domain level.Please run "gpupdate /force" on both the domain controller and the domain clients, and the new policy setting won't take effect until the domain users re-logon the domain.Hope it helps.
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- Marked As Answer by David Shen Thursday, July 03, 2008 8:20 AM