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    Screen svaer pswd on a limited account (XP Pro)

    I set up a user account on an IBM ThinkPad and made that account "limited" (Not Admin). I gave the account a password and I want to configure the account such that when the screen saver comes on, you have to use the password to get back to the screen. While logged in under that account, it is not possible to do this because of the non-admin status. When logged in as an administrator, I can right click on the desktop, go to properties & screen saver and there is a check box for "On resume, password protect". However, when logged in under the limited account, the screensaver dialogue box does not offer that check box. So, I guess I must do this from the admin account but I can't find how to do it... any ideas?

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    Re: Screen svaer pswd on a limited account (XP Pro

    I have a limited account on this computer for my son to use, however what's different is that it does NOT have a password. However you might try this. While logged on with YOUR administrator account, right-click My Computer, Manage, Local Users and Groups, then Users. In the right pane, right-click the limited user account and make sure the attached box is NOT checked.

    On my machine, if I log on as my son's limited user account, the screensaver screen DOES let me check the password on resume box. Of course, in his case when the screensaver is active and you press a key, you get the standard username-password box, but no password is required to activate. I didn't want to establish a password on his account, so I'm hoping it will work for you too, with a password. Obviously you also know that YOU can change his password from your admin account, with MS's "dire warnings" screen staring you in the eye!

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    Re: Screen svaer pswd on a limited account (XP Pro)

    You should be able to do this using group policy (from the Admin account):

    Select Start-Run then type gpedit.msc and press enter.
    Expand User Configuration, Administrative Templates and then Control Panel and select Display .
    On the right hand side you should see a list of options.
    Double-click 'Password protect the screen saver' and select Enabled, then OK. Close the Group policy editor.
    All users should now have that option checked and be unable to change it.

    Hope that helps.
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    Re: Screen svaer pswd on a limited account (XP Pro)

    Have you tried giving the Limited account Administrator priviledges and then going in and changing the configuration of the account to password protect on resume and then going back and making the account limited again ??? I'd think that would make the change to the account and it would stick and only affect that account.
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    Re: Screen svaer pswd on a limited account (XP Pro

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    I don't know if the other suggestions you've gotten have worked for you, but this is a Non-Admin site where you can ask questions specifically about running as a Limited User.

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