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  • How can I change the restricted user's screen savers's time, and the Power options?

    Thanks

    Monday, March 10, 2008 2:45 PM

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    Hi Debesh,

     

    Thanks for posting here!

     

    From the post, I understand that you would like to know how to configure screen saver's time and power options for restricted user.

     

    I'd like to inform you that SteadyState does not offer the options to modify screen saver's time or power options for certain user on its user interface. Therefore, I have listed the method below on how to configure restricted user's screen saver and power options.

     

    Screen saver

    ===============

    1. Log on with an administrator account

    2. Click Start and then Run. Type in regedit and press Enter.

    3. Highlight the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE item, click File -> Load Hive, and select the "%UserProfile%\NTUser" file.

    4. Name the loaded hive, such as RestrictUser, and then locate the registry key [RestrictUser\Control Panel\Desktop] registry key.

    5. Configure the following subkeys based on your request:

     

    HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop\ScreenSaveTimeout

    HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop\ScreenSaverIsSecure

    HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop\ScreenSaveActive   

     

    6. Highlight the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE item, click File ->Unload Hive.

    7. Logon as the restricted users to ensure it is working.

     

    Power options

    ==============

    1. Use the previous method and load hive.

    2. Locate the following registry key:

     

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\PowerCfg

     

    3. Select the following choices:

     

    0 = Home/Office Desk                

    1 = Portable/Laptop                   

    2 = Presentation                       

    3 = Always On                           

    4 = Minimal Power Management

    5 = Max Battery       

     

    4. Highlight the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE item, click File ->Unload Hive.

    5. Log on the user and check the result.     

     

    Best regards,

    Tuesday, March 11, 2008 4:46 AM

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  •  

    Hi Debesh,

     

    Thanks for posting here!

     

    From the post, I understand that you would like to know how to configure screen saver's time and power options for restricted user.

     

    I'd like to inform you that SteadyState does not offer the options to modify screen saver's time or power options for certain user on its user interface. Therefore, I have listed the method below on how to configure restricted user's screen saver and power options.

     

    Screen saver

    ===============

    1. Log on with an administrator account

    2. Click Start and then Run. Type in regedit and press Enter.

    3. Highlight the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE item, click File -> Load Hive, and select the "%UserProfile%\NTUser" file.

    4. Name the loaded hive, such as RestrictUser, and then locate the registry key [RestrictUser\Control Panel\Desktop] registry key.

    5. Configure the following subkeys based on your request:

     

    HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop\ScreenSaveTimeout

    HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop\ScreenSaverIsSecure

    HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop\ScreenSaveActive   

     

    6. Highlight the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE item, click File ->Unload Hive.

    7. Logon as the restricted users to ensure it is working.

     

    Power options

    ==============

    1. Use the previous method and load hive.

    2. Locate the following registry key:

     

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\PowerCfg

     

    3. Select the following choices:

     

    0 = Home/Office Desk                

    1 = Portable/Laptop                   

    2 = Presentation                       

    3 = Always On                           

    4 = Minimal Power Management

    5 = Max Battery       

     

    4. Highlight the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE item, click File ->Unload Hive.

    5. Log on the user and check the result.     

     

    Best regards,

    Tuesday, March 11, 2008 4:46 AM
  • Hi

    Thanks for the quick answer.

    When I am doing the following:

    Highlight the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE item, click File -> Load Hive, and select the "%UserProfile%\NTUser" file

    I get 2 optional files: NTUSER.DAT and NTUSER.DAT.LOG. If I am trying to open any of them I get the following: "The file is already in use. Select a new name or close the file in use by another application"

     

    If this might help, my restricted username is: "User106"

    What am I doing wrong?
    Tuesday, March 11, 2008 8:17 AM
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    Hi Debesh,

     

    Please make sure the user (User106) has been logged off and you log on the computer by using account with Administrator privilege. Then, we can go to regedit load the NTUser.dat file under User106 folder. Let's check if this works.

     

    Best regards,

    Wednesday, March 12, 2008 6:10 AM
  • Thanks.

    That is Super help

    Wednesday, March 12, 2008 9:31 AM
  • If I may, I would like to ask about few more details:

    What values I should insert and where, if I want the following:

    Screen saver timeout 60 min

    Turn off monitor: 2 hours

    Turn off Hard disk: Never

    System Standby: Never

     

    Switch off the: Prompt for Password when computer resumes from standby

     

    Thanks agailn

     

     

    Wednesday, March 19, 2008 8:08 AM
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    Hi Debesh,

     

    We can use the following method to set screensaver timeout:

     

    1. Click Start, and then click Run.

    2. In the Open box, type regedt32, and then click OK.

    3. In the Registry Editor window, locate the following registry key:

     

    HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop\ScreenSaveTimeout

     

    4. In the right pane, double-click ScreenSaveTimeOut.

    5. In the Edit String dialog box that appears, type the number of seconds after which you want the screen saver to start in the Value data box, and then click OK. Since you would like to set 60 mins, we can set the value as 3600.

     

    However, it seems that we can only select a schema to set power settings, we are not able to set the detail on "turn off monitor", "turn off hard disk", etc. I suggest we post how to set detail power option setting in our system newsgroup via the link to check if there is a workaround:

     

    http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.aspx?dg=microsoft.public.windowsxp.general

     

    Thank you.

    Thursday, March 20, 2008 8:01 AM