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I am trying to set my lock screen to a slideshow on Windows 10, but the options are greyed out. How can I enable these options?

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  • What version of Windows 10 (use winver to determine this). Are you connected to a domain? – Ramhound Aug 2 '16 at 14:39
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    @Ramhound i.imgur.com/mRJcb92.png. It is connected to a domain, but I'm not sure if these are controlled by group policy. I sort of expected to see a "Some settings are controlled by your organization" message if that were the case. Maybe I'm wrong about that. – Kris Harper Aug 2 '16 at 14:44
  • You are not sure if it is controlled by a group policy. You should ask your Domain Administrator If the setting is controlled by a group policy. If you are not an administrator on the domain we cannot help you change it. – Ramhound Aug 2 '16 at 14:46
  • Okay, I checked and there is not a GPO disabling this. – Kris Harper Aug 2 '16 at 15:06
  • Are you using any sort of profile redirection by chance? Are you using roaming profiles by chance? – Ramhound Aug 2 '16 at 15:09
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Apparently the group policy "Force specific screen saver" will disable the lock screen slide show options. This is despite the fact that there is a separate GPO called "Prevent enabling lock screen slide show." I am not entirely sure why you can't set a specific screensaver while also having a lock screen slideshow.

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  • If you can't set the screensaver to the slide show, you can't change it, some companies might want to provide the ability to set a static screensaver but not used a slide show of personal pictures hence the reason two separate policies exist – Ramhound Aug 2 '16 at 16:02
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    @Ramhound I guess what I don't understand is, why are they connected at all? I would expect to be able to enable a screensaver and a lockscreen slideshow at the same time, but apparently that is not possible. A side effect of that is that GP for screensavers affects the lockscreen settings, which doesn't really make sense. – Kris Harper Aug 2 '16 at 16:39

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