Prevent logon screensaver from launching


NT
registry tip 77
gives the hack to activate the screen saver when no one is
logged on. There is a security risk as I document in Admin Tip
#262
to replace login.scr which can be used to hack into an NT / Windows
2000 / XP systems. The exposure requires physical access. The real control
involves restricting physical access. But if you want to prevent the logon
screensaver from launching, use the following NT / W2K /XP registry hack.

Hive: HKEY_USERS
Key: .DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop
Name: ScreenSaveActive
Type: REG_SZ
Value: 0
disabled

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