How can I modify the grace timeout for password protected screensavers?

A. When a password protected screen saver starts there is a grace period before a password needs to be entered to deactivate. This can be changed as follows:

  1. Start the registry editor (regedit.exe)
  2. Move to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
  3. From the edit menu select New - String Value from the Edit menu
  4. Enter a name of ScreenSaverGracePeriod and press Enter
  5. Double click and set to the number of seconds grace period. Click OK
  6. Close the registry editor
  7. Reboot the machine

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