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Screen Saver Password Protection Policy (Windows 2000/XP) Popular

This restriction determines whether the screen saver is password protected and prevents users from changing the password-protection setting.

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Open your registry and find the key below.

Create a new DWORD valued called "ScreenSaverIsSecure" and set it to a value from the table below.

  • (Not in registry) - Users can turn password-protection on and off.
  • 0 - Screen savers are not password-protected.
  • 1 - All screen savers are password-protected.

    Restart Windows for the change to take effect.

    Registry Editor Example
    |NameTypeData|
    |(Default)REG_SZ(value not set)|
    |ScreenSaverIsSecureREG_DWORD0x00000001 (1)|
    -
    |HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Contro...|
    -
    Registry Settings
    User Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Control Panel\
    Desktop]
    Value Name: ScreenSaverIsSecure
    Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)

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  • Last modified: September 30, 2002