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AD Policy: Timeout increased from 15 to 30 minutes

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On September 7, ITSS increased the time on the Active Directory (AD) policy that forces Windows AD workstations to a password-protected screen saver after a period of inactivity. The inactivity interval was changed from 15 minutes to 30 minutes.

The original policy was implemented June 1 after discussion with the campus Academic Technology group. During the summer months, ITSS continued discussions with faculty and staff. The 30 minute interval should decrease problems seen during lectures, yet is still within the guidelines of the University-wide security policy:

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

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