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The options that are available to system policies can be enhanced throughincorporating user-defined .adm files. The following .adm file will add theability to configure screen saver options through a system policy.
This policy enables three options in the user-based portion of a policy:
The choice of screen saver.
Enabling the screen saver.
Enabling the password for the screen saver.
The screen saver will use the Default Wait time of 15 minutes. To use thispolicy, perform the following steps:
Enter the text below that is between the rows of hyphens (-) into a text file and save it as Scrsave.adm in the Winnt\Inf folder.
Open System Policy Editor and click Options and then click Policy Template.
Add Scrsave.adm to the listed template files.
The additional options will show under any user or group in the policy, with a label of "Screen Saver Policies."
CLASS USER CATEGORY !!Screen_Saver_Policy POLICY !!Screen_Saver KEYNAME "Control Panel\Desktop" PART !!Screen_Saver_Location EDITTEXT DEFAULT !!DEF_SCREEN_SAVER VALUENAME SCRNSAVE.EXE END PART END POLICY POLICY !!ENABLE_SCREEN_SAVER KEYNAME "Control Panel\Desktop" VALUENAME ScreenSaveActive VALUEON "1" VALUEOFF "0" END POLICY POLICY !!ENABLE_Password KEYNAME "Control Panel\Desktop" VALUENAME ScreenSaverIsSecure VALUEON "1" VALUEOFF "0" END POLICY END CATEGORY [strings] Screen_Saver_Policy="Screen Saver Policies" Screen_Saver="Screen Saver" ENABLE_SCREEN_SAVER="Enable Screen Saver" Screen_Saver_Location="Enter the location of the Screen Saver" DEF_Screen_Saver="%SYSTEMROOT%\system32\logon.scr" ENABLE_Password=Enable Password
For setting the amount of system idle time after which the screen saver will start:
In the CATEGORY !!Screen_Saver_Policy section add: