Activate screen saver when no one is logged on

by Wayne Maples [Published on 20 April 2004 / Last Updated on 20 April 2004]

Cut and paste the following Windows NT registry hack script into scrsaveauto.reg and run it.

REGEDIT4
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[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop]
"ScreenSaveActive"="1"
"Scrnsave.exe"="c:\winnt\system32\ssmaze.scr"
"ScreenSaveTimeOut"="600"

BLANK LINE GOES HERE

ScreenSaveActive turns screensaver funtionality on/off; scrnsave.exe runs the screen saver of choice, in this case, ssmaze.scr; and ScreenSaveTimeOut sets time to wait before starting screen saver. If you implement this on a server, use the blank screen saver (scrnsaver.scr) or you will have potential problems with memory leaks and you will certainly have unnecessary cycles going to the screen saver.

Do not implement screen saver passwords since it is not supported.

See .REG files for background information on .REG files.

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