I've set a screen saver in my local policy, but it doesn't start on my Windows XP machine. How can I display the screen saver?

A. The problem you describe occurs with XP Service Pack 1 (SP1). Windows writes the screen saver to the registry setting as an incorrect type, and XP ignores the setting. Microsoft will fix the problem in the next service pack. Until then, use a domain stored Group Policy Object (GPO) to implement the screen saver policy (you can apply the policy at the site, domain, or organizational unit--OU levels).

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