In tip 005, we were able to activate a screensaver by making it executable. We were not able to activate any password protection.
Download sslaunch.zip. This program can activate any screensaver, with or without password protection, from a shortcut, batch or even the scheduler.
If Password protection is set on the screensaver, it will activate after the defined number of seconds.
When run from the scheduler, use the /interactive switch. It actives the screensaver defined for the current logged on user.
The syntax is very simple: <Drive:>\Directory\savescrn.exe