Screensavers for different times

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I have created a OU for all my users (Laptops & PCs) and enabled the screensaver time-out for 5 min. I have also disabled the option for users to change anything.

The problem is that certain users like Marketing, etc. gives presentations from time to time and so the screensaver kicks in every 5 min for them, which is a bit annoying if you give a presentation.

Is there a way that I can allow certain users with Laptops to change their screensaver time-out settings without having to create a new OU or group policy for them?
 
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Mark,

I know this is not a great solution, but a possibility. When someone
performs a presentation, have them log on as a different user, that does not
have the restriction. This user might have more restrictions (IE, Web,
etc.), but no screensaver. The other solution is to have them logon locally
to the local SAM. Not a great solution, but an option.

You can't turn the screensaver GPO on/off like you desire though.

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BrainCore.Net
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> I have created a OU for all my users (Laptops & PCs) and enabled the
screensaver time-out for 5 min. I have also disabled the option for users to
change anything.
>
> The problem is that certain users like Marketing, etc. gives presentations
from time to time and so the screensaver kicks in every 5 min for them,
which is a bit annoying if you give a presentation.
>
> Is there a way that I can allow certain users with Laptops to change their
screensaver time-out settings without having to create a new OU or group
policy for them?
 
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I have actually developed a solution for this problem, Here is my setup:

All screensaver settings are configured through group policy except for the
activation which is done by editing the registry through VB script at logon.
I have then developed a simple VB .Net application that I call "Presentation
mode" that is deployed to all desktops. This app has one button for
activating the screeensaver, and one for disabling it.

The result is that the screensaver is automatically switched on when a
session starts through the logon script, and can be disabled by the user if
neccesary for the current session using the presentation mode application (I
also display a message box on deactivation reminding about our info security
policy).

This works OK in my environment.

Regards

Niclas Lindblom


"Derek Melber [MVP]" <derekm@braincore.net> wrote in message
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> Mark,
>
> I know this is not a great solution, but a possibility. When someone
> performs a presentation, have them log on as a different user, that does
> not
> have the restriction. This user might have more restrictions (IE, Web,
> etc.), but no screensaver. The other solution is to have them logon
> locally
> to the local SAM. Not a great solution, but an option.
>
> You can't turn the screensaver GPO on/off like you desire though.
>
> --
> Derek Melber
> BrainCore.Net
> derekm@braincore.net
> "Mark78" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:C6F1E731-07F4-4E6C-B80D-9D099FF1BAA5@microsoft.com...
>>
>> I have created a OU for all my users (Laptops & PCs) and enabled the
> screensaver time-out for 5 min. I have also disabled the option for users
> to
> change anything.
>>
>> The problem is that certain users like Marketing, etc. gives
>> presentations
> from time to time and so the screensaver kicks in every 5 min for them,
> which is a bit annoying if you give a presentation.
>>
>> Is there a way that I can allow certain users with Laptops to change
>> their
> screensaver time-out settings without having to create a new OU or group
> policy for them?
>
>