Windows XP Auto Lock - Not Screen Saver

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    A few years ago I set a couple of Windows XP machines to automatically lock after five minutes of inactivity. I know it was either a registry change or a modification via gpedit.msc. Unfortunately I cannot remember how to modify or disable this feature. Can anyone point me in the correct direction? Thanks in advance.
     
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    and here says about the same thing:

    http://www.ehow.com/how_6952223_disable-auto-lock-windows-xp.html

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    PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 2:54 pm Post subject: [Login to view extended thread Info.]
    i work remotely with vnc (ultravnc) and it was a bit inconvenient that windows automatically locks the screen after some idle time after i disconnected

    at first i wanted to disable screen saver in the desktop settings dialog, but could not do it - the "Wait" pop down list and the "On resume password protect" checkbox were grayed out (i think it may be domain policy which override local and i have not enoght rights)

    next i tried to change several different policies with gpedit.msc but also without result

    and finally i had succeeded with setting these registry keys

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Control Panel\Desktop]
    "ScreenSaverIsSecure"="0"
    "ScreenSaveActive"="0"
    "ScreenSaveTimeOut"="999999999"

    hope this help

    above from here:

    http://help.lockergnome.com/windows/disable-auto-lock--ftopict586976.html
     
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    Elizabeth, thanks for the assistance. I am certain it is not as simple as the screen saver. There were a couple of employees who would frequently leave their computer unlocked so I modified them to lock after five minutes of inactivity. I am fairly certain it was a registry change but I do not have the keys listed previously -

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Wind ows\Control Panel\Desktop]
    "ScreenSaverIsSecure"="0"
    "ScreenSaveActive"="0"
    "ScreenSaveTimeOut"="999999999"


    From what I can remember it wasn't screen saver related. It simply did the same as Win + L but did it automatically.
     
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    Thanks Elizabeth, I'll give that a try.
     
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