[Samba] Samba PDC - How to disable system locking on Windows XP

Steve Poulsen spoulsen at eesoft.com
Fri Sep 21 03:29:38 GMT 2007


Many thanks for the prompt reply.  In short, this helps me confirm it 
has nothing to do with the policies.  I never set up any policies when I 
setup Samba PDC and the clients.  I will bang on the XP experts to see 
what it may be.

Thanks again,


Adam Tauno Williams wrote:
>> I have tried many approaches and am out of idea.  I would like my 
>> Windows XP to stop locking the screen when I leave for 10 minutes or 
>> so.  I know this is an XP question, but I feel it is related to Samba 
>> PDC since all suggestions that  I have found indicate I should not be 
>> seeing this.
> This is purely a Windows question and has nothing at all to do with
> Samba.
> Unless you have domain policies (via an Samba server in NT4 PDC mode)
> that define screen saver preferences this is entirely a workstation
> configuration or user profile issue.
> The default ADM files for use with NT4 POLEDIT do not set a screen
> locking policy for XP, so unless you or someone at your side extended
> the ADM files and defined such a policy in the NTCONFIG.POL file it is
> very unlikely that you have such a policy.
>> I have disabled the screen saver.
>> I have search the group policy editor.
>> I have used groupmap to map the logged in user to Domain Admins.  I have 
>> added Domain Admins to the local XP machines Administrator list (this 
>> appears fine since I can do anything an Admin can do on this PC).
>> I have checked power settings and set everything to 2 hours or more and 
>> disable any locking checkbox.
>> I have modified the registry to disable the XP system lock button.
>> Any ideas as to what is going on?
> Check local policies again,  if you can't find the issue then reinstall
> and delete your roaming profile before logging back onto the domain.
> Or live with it since locking on idle is a good security practice.

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