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  • Windows 8 screen saver login

    I know this should be a simple one but I can't seem to find the right way to set this up. They want me to set it up so for certain accounts the screen saver doesn't lock and require password. I've found a few policies in Computer policies and power settings but nothing I can do per user or group. Is there way way of doing this for Windows 8.1?

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    Re: Windows 8 screen saver login

    I've never done this but a quick search reveals you can filter which OS's policies are applied to by using WMI filtering.
    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/.../jj717288.aspx
    A recent poll suggests that 6 out of 7 dwarfs are not happy

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    • #3
      Re: Windows 8 screen saver login

      I have but they want to specific this screen lock policy by user not machine, and thats even if I can find a GPO that will work at all which on Windows 8 still eludes me

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      • #4
        Re: Windows 8 screen saver login

        Another search came up with security filtering. This may help get you started:
        https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/.../cc781988.aspx
        A recent poll suggests that 6 out of 7 dwarfs are not happy

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        • #5
          Re: Windows 8 screen saver login

          Right, I can find a way of filtering a policy if I could find a policy that stops the screen from locking on Windows 8. Thats where I'm having problems none of them seem to work.

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          • #6
            Re: Windows 8 screen saver login

            If you disable the policy to 'Password protect the screensaver' won't that disable the requirement to supply a password?

            User config > Admin templates > Control Panel > Personalisation
            A recent poll suggests that 6 out of 7 dwarfs are not happy

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            • #7
              Re: Windows 8 screen saver login

              Nope, it does for our Win 7 machines but not the 8.1 ones. No idea why

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              • #8
                Re: Windows 8 screen saver login

                Group Policies generally "tattoo" the registry so unapplying a policy will not reverse all the settings - a new policy may be needed to explicity undo the changes made in the previous policy
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                • #9
                  Re: Windows 8 screen saver login

                  Yea I know, I've had to do that with other policies for example we have one that disables the webcam for some user and we have another to enable it for all others etc. I just can't find one that disables the screnn lock or monitor time out where it requires the password

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                  • #10
                    Re: Windows 8 screen saver login

                    Have you checked that the policy is being applied?
                    A recent poll suggests that 6 out of 7 dwarfs are not happy

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                    • #11
                      Re: Windows 8 screen saver login

                      Yes, I'm just working with one laptop in a test OU with a test user. From the RSOP I can see its getting my policy

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                      • #12
                        Re: Windows 8 screen saver login

                        Have you seen this thread - various suggestions that might be of use:
                        http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...b-f2f47270c53c
                        A recent poll suggests that 6 out of 7 dwarfs are not happy

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                        • #13
                          Re: Windows 8 screen saver login

                          Yes I've seen a few of these how to do it in the Charms bar (what a ridiculous name) but I need a Group police not per user solution as these accounts are spread out to 15 different elem schools so I need to be able to do it without users manually per machine doing it.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Windows 8 screen saver login

                            The only other suggestion I can make is to use Group Policy Preferences to update the registry key that controls this on each Win 8 machine.
                            A recent poll suggests that 6 out of 7 dwarfs are not happy

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                            • #15
                              Re: Windows 8 screen saver login

                              Tried that too found the below, some have this some say to use another folder after windows called Personalization. Tried them both it still locks the screen an asks for password


                              Select HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Policies > Microsoft > Windows.
                              Create a new DWORD 32-bit and name it as "NoLockScreen".
                              Set its value to "1" , to disable the lockscreen.
                              Set its value to "0" , to enable the lockscreen.

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