- 11th July 2008 at 01:06 #43207
So far my Server 2008 experience has been quite smooth, except I’m running in to one major problem. Back when I had XP on this computer, I could VNC in no problems, as I found that better for my purposes than remote desktop – generally a bit faster on the screen refreshes since I can alter its bandwidth requirements more easily.
In Server 2008, if I leave the computer alone for 5 minutes, it locks the computer and requires me to log back in to the session – does anyone know how to disable that? I’ve turned off screensaver, require password when returning from screensaver and turn off screen after x minutes, but that hasnt helped so far. I’d like to set it up so it just sits there like a normal home workstation would, never requiring me to sign back in unless I manually lock the account.
- 11th July 2008 at 01:47 #46745
maybe its the sleep mode ? that makes it?
- 11th July 2008 at 01:51 #46746
Thanks for replying, unfortunately I’ve already disabled all of the sleep settings (that I could find in Power Options)
- 11th July 2008 at 10:54 #46747
try do the changes via safe mode and then go back to normal
- 12th July 2008 at 00:51 #46748
That didnt seem to work either 🙁
- 12th July 2008 at 06:34 #46749ArrisModerator
There exists default Screensaver settings for all computer users. You can find the settings in the Registry Editor (Start -> Run -> Regedit) in the key HKEY_USERS.DEFAULTControl PanelDesktop.
ScreenSaveActive: 1 – enabled | 0 – disabled
ScreenSaveTimeOut: timeout in seconds.
More info here.
- 12th July 2008 at 12:04 #46750
Thanks Arris – It looks like that fixed it, you just have to make sure to do it for HKEY_CURRENT_USER else it won’t stick on any accounts that you’ve already created.
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