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Password after screensaver

by Yew / November 5, 2004 4:48 AM PST

Ran into an interesting problem at work. It seems some of the Windows Updates updates were enabling this setting on some computers. Since I often am updating systems when users aren't around, and the fix involves setting the user to the admin group temporarily so that setting can be changed... Is it possible to create a registry "patch" that users could run to fix this? Something that could be stored on a common network share.

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Re: Password after screensaver
by billzhills / November 5, 2004 9:22 PM PST

Saw your post yesterday but held back for those that do more networking than I do. So this is more of a bump and nudge to your thinking.

XP Pro Resource Kit, page 676
Password Managment...
You can use User Accounts ...or the Local Users and Groups MMC snap-in to add and remove local user accounts, add and remove users from groups, and work with passwords.

Don't know if this applies to XP Home or not, just thought it might help.


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Re: Password after screensaver
by Cetin Denislam / November 6, 2004 3:54 AM PST

If you're talking about "On resume, display Welcome screen" or "On resume, password protect" check box:

The following bolded area saved as reg file will uncheck that box. After running the reg file (first time only), the user should log off an log on in order the change takes effect.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]


Good Luck,


Trying to unweave, unwind, unravel
And piece together the past and the future,

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Re: Password after screensaver
by Yew / November 6, 2004 6:15 AM PST

That's exactly what I was looking for. Hope it works given the restrictions put on user accounts, but since I regularly find spyware registry entries, I'm guessing it won't be a problem.

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