UPDATE: In the meantime, I've set
Password protect the screen saver to Not configured and
Prevent changing screen saver to Enabled. I'm still unable to determine why setting
Password protect the screen saver to Disabled actually causes the feature to be Enabled.
The following group policy is being applied to a specific computer:
Copy customscreensaver.scr from a network share to C:\Windows\System32\customscreensaver.scr
Enable loopback processing mode - Merge
Enable Screen Saver - Enabled
Force Specific Screen Saver - Enabled customscreensaver.scr
Password protect the screen saver - Disabled
Screen Saver Timeout - 60
The file copy is working fine. Typing customscreensaver.scr in the run prompt runs the screen saver. However, the computer is not obeying the . The screensaver runs after 60 seconds even if the timeout is set to 1+ minutes. The screen locks after the screensaver exits despite that option being disabled. Finally going to the screensaver properties shows "Password protect the screensaver" being checked but disabled.
Expected Result: Custom screen saver runs after 60 seconds. Windows does not lock the workstation after exiting the screen saver.
Actual Result: Screen saver runs after a random amount of time (
HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop\ScreenSaveTimeOut is set to 2700 still from the previous policies 45 minute timer.), ends up password protecting the screensaver despite
Password Protect the Screen Saver policy being set to Disabled.
Windows 7 Professional (x64) Workstation
Domain Function Level is 2003
gpresult shows that the above policies are in fact being applied to the workstation.