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Re: Automatic timeout to locking screensaver
From: "SCHALIP, MICHAEL" <mschalip () CNM EDU>
Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2012 10:56:41 -0600

We do on all computer systems......admin and instruction.....15 minutes on admin, and we just changed instruction to 30 
minutes....

M


David Scott <dwscott () FHU EDU> wrote:



1. Yes, we implement a mandatory locking screen saver on staff computers via Windows Group Policy.
2. We only implement it for departments dealing with financial and sensitive student information (Business office, 
admissions, etc.)
3. We implement a lockout at 20 minutes.


On Thu, Oct 4, 2012 at 11:05 AM, David Curry <david.curry () newschool edu<mailto:david.curry () newschool edu>> wrote:
Greetings,

I'm trying to make the case for implementing a mandatory locking screensaver on our office workstations/laptops 
(faculty and administrative staff). It would be done in the usual way: after some period (15, 20, 30 minutes TBD) of 
idle time, the system would invoke the screen saver, and to restore the screen and continue working, the user would 
have to enter his or her password. Reaction has been mixed (as I expected), and the usual question has come up: "well, 
what do other universities do?"

So....

 1.  Do you implement a mandatory locking screen saver on your staff and/or faculty computers?
 2.  If so, do you do so for all staff/faculty, or just certain groups (and what are those groups)?
 3.  If so, how long is your timeout before the screensaver starts?

Thanks,

--Dave


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