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LWE10330 : Windows XP, Vista, 7, 2003 and 2008 - Specify the time when password protection of a screen saver becomes effective

Symptom:

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Cause:

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Solution:

Here are the steps:

  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedt32, and then click OK.
  2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
  3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click String Value.
  4. Type ScreenSaverGracePeriod, and then press ENTER.
  5. Double-click ScreenSaverGracePeriod.
  6. Click Decimal under the Base heading, and then enter a number in the Value data box that represents the password activation delay in seconds.

    You can enter any whole number between 0 and 2,147,483 (approximately 24 days). A value of zero indicates no password protection delay. There is no default entry.
  7. Click OK, and then exit Registry Editor.

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