JSI Tip 3716. How do I manage the logon screen saver?

If you do not press CTRL+ALT+DEL at the logon prompt, the Windows NT/2000 logon screen saver activates in 15 minutes.

You can manage:

1. What screen saver is used.

2. The screen saver timeout.

3. Whether the screen saver ever becomes active.

To change the screen saver:

Change the path and file name data string in the SCRNSAVE.EXE value name at HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop. If you enter an invalid path / file name, you will have to restart the computer in order to logon and correct your mistake.

To change the timeout:

Change the number of seconds data string in the ScreenSaveTimeOut value name at HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop.

To disable the logon screen saver:

Set the data string to 0 in the ScreenSaveActive value name at HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop.




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