Setting Default settings for screensaver and lock screen timeout RRS feed

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  • Hi,

    I would like to set default settings Screen lock\screensaver settings for Windows 7 machines in my environment. I was hoping to do do this with a script to edit the registry. I don't want to use Group Policy to enforce this change as I want users to be able to customize these settings afterward.

    From my reading, adding these 3 registry entries should do the trick:

    HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop, ScreenSaveActive=1

    HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop, ScreenSaverIsSecure=1

    HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop, ScreenSaveTimeOut = 600

    And a fourth perhaps also:

    HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop, SCRNSAVE.EXE = C:\windows\system32\scrnsave.scr

    However, when I logon to the computer with a new profile, these settings do not take effect. Am I doing something wrong here, or can someone advise on a better way?

    (Adding the above settings to the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop always works fine for the current user)


    • Edited by dude -d Monday, May 28, 2012 2:58 PM
    Monday, May 28, 2012 2:56 PM


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