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AD Policy: Screen saver

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On June 1, an Active Directory (AD) policy was implemented that forces Windows AD workstations to a password-protected screen saver after 15 minutes of inactivity. This setting was part of the original QuickStart settings and is part of the University-wide security policy:

Securing Private Data, Computers, and Other Electronic Devices
http://www.policy.umn.edu/Policies/it/Use/SECUREDATA.html

This AD policy can not be overridden on an individual computer with elevated access rights or by signing in with an elevated Workstation Administrator (WA) account.

If you have questions or comments about this AD policy, please contact the ITSS Help Desk (itsshelp@d.umn.edu).

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