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Lock Computer - No Screen Saver - 2008 R2

    Question

  • Hi, I would like to lock desktop/laptop after x minute of inactivity. I have seen various settings of configuring a screen savers. The Head of IT does not a screensaver and would like to machine to go ctri-alt-delete screen. Our DCs are 2008 R2. I believe there is a setting in 2012 R2 to lock the machine but not 2008 R2.

    Is there a way to configure this without a screen saver and go straight to ctrl-alt-delete?

    2008 R2

    Windows 7

    Regards

    Tuesday, June 21, 2016 2:13 PM

Answers

  • Hi,
     
    Am 21.06.2016 um 16:13 schrieb YaYaTech123:
    > [...] The Head of IT does not a screensaver and would like to machine
    > to go ctri-alt-delete screen.
     
    If you enable Screensaver, without giving a name of the screensaver, the
    default is lock screen.
     
    Alternative:
    Computer Configuration/Windows Settings/Security Settings/Local
    Policies/Security Options
    Interactive logon: Machine inactivity limit.
    | Windows notices inactivity of a logon session, and if the amount of
    | inactive time exceeds the inactivity limit, then the screen saver
    | will run, locking the session.
     
    Mark
    --
    Mark Heitbrink - MVP Group Policy - Cloud and Datacenter Management
     
    Homepage:  http://www.gruppenrichtlinien.de - deutsch
     
    • Marked as answer by YaYaTech123 Wednesday, June 22, 2016 10:44 AM
    Tuesday, June 21, 2016 2:57 PM

All replies

  • Hi,
     
    Am 21.06.2016 um 16:13 schrieb YaYaTech123:
    > [...] The Head of IT does not a screensaver and would like to machine
    > to go ctri-alt-delete screen.
     
    If you enable Screensaver, without giving a name of the screensaver, the
    default is lock screen.
     
    Alternative:
    Computer Configuration/Windows Settings/Security Settings/Local
    Policies/Security Options
    Interactive logon: Machine inactivity limit.
    | Windows notices inactivity of a logon session, and if the amount of
    | inactive time exceeds the inactivity limit, then the screen saver
    | will run, locking the session.
     
    Mark
    --
    Mark Heitbrink - MVP Group Policy - Cloud and Datacenter Management
     
    Homepage:  http://www.gruppenrichtlinien.de - deutsch
     
    • Marked as answer by YaYaTech123 Wednesday, June 22, 2016 10:44 AM
    Tuesday, June 21, 2016 2:57 PM
  • Cheers Mark, worked fine
    Wednesday, June 22, 2016 10:45 AM