When users remote into there pc with Remote Desktop it logs their local session off. The login screen stays there, screen saver never comes on. Any way to activate it to run when they remote in? Thanks, Michael
In our experience, the screen saver settings in the Default User registry keys (HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop) are what's used when there's nobody logged in (i.e. at the login screen). Setting the following keys should do the trick:
**NOTE**: The "ScreenSaverIsSecure"="0" is very, VERY important here. Once upon a time, we set that key to "1" in an attempt to have all users have a secure screen saver by default. While it did do that much, it also made it so that, if you didn't log in within 5 minutes, a *secure* screen saver would kick in on the login screen. Question: How do you provide credentials for the currently logged-in user WHEN THERE IS NO LOGGED-IN USER? Answer: You don't. Users had to hard-reset or hard-power-off their machines and catch the login screen again after restarting.
**Also note**: I didn't test the above settings as we abandoned messing with those keys some time ago for the aforementioned reason. Use at your own risk (and let us know what happened). :)