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Screen Saver Group Policy Not reflect on some windows XP base desktops by Domain Contriller

    Question

  • Hi

    We had set our screen saver policy on our Domain cotroller's OU and it was not displayed on some computers while computer is in ideal condition (5 Min) so pelase let me how to set screen saver policy using group policy for the same so that our all desktop users can able to view the screen saver.

    Regards,

    Jigar Mehta

    Monday, January 19, 2015 9:07 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    When you say "some computers" do you mean all XP PCs or just a few? If you have only a few and the rest get the GPO applied, you might want to troubleshoot those using gpresult and eventviewer logs.

    Regards,

    Calin

    Monday, January 19, 2015 9:16 AM
  • First determine if the gpo actually applies:

    run gpresult /h <somehtmlfile> on the client to get a nice report on what policies are applied and from which gpo they are originating.

    If the setting was applied, screen saver might not kick in because the computer does not idel. Check for runnign programs using task manager and stop programs that might interfere with screensaver activity (slideshows, media applications,...).


    MCP/MCSA/MCTS/MCITP

    Monday, January 19, 2015 9:19 AM

All replies

  • Hi

    We had set our screen saver policy on our Domain cotroller's OU and it was not displayed on some computers while computer is in ideal condition (5 Min) so pelase let me how to set screen saver policy using group policy for the same so that our all desktop users can able to view the screen saver.

    Regards,

    Jigar Mehta

    Monday, January 19, 2015 8:57 AM
  • Hi ,

    Basically this is an user configuation : User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Control Panel\Personalization\

    You can create a GPO and set the screen saver file at the above location in GPO and apply it to the entire user OU's


    Regards, Prabhu

    Monday, January 19, 2015 9:00 AM
  • Hi,

    When you say "some computers" do you mean all XP PCs or just a few? If you have only a few and the rest get the GPO applied, you might want to troubleshoot those using gpresult and eventviewer logs.

    Regards,

    Calin

    Monday, January 19, 2015 9:16 AM
  • First determine if the gpo actually applies:

    run gpresult /h <somehtmlfile> on the client to get a nice report on what policies are applied and from which gpo they are originating.

    If the setting was applied, screen saver might not kick in because the computer does not idel. Check for runnign programs using task manager and stop programs that might interfere with screensaver activity (slideshows, media applications,...).


    MCP/MCSA/MCTS/MCITP

    Monday, January 19, 2015 9:19 AM