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Power Options - Add "Console lock display off timeout"

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    Power Options - Add "Console lock display off timeout"

    Power Options - Add "Console lock display off timeout"
    How to Add or Remove "Console lock display off timeout" in Power Options in Windows 8 and 8.1
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    14 Aug 2012
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    How to Add or Remove "Console lock display off timeout" in Power Options in Windows 8 and 8.1


    information   Information
    Console lock display off timeout is the amount of minutes Windows will wait idle with no activity while on the lock screen before timing out and automatically turning off the display.

    This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Console lock display off timeout setting under Display in the advanced power settings of all power plans for all users in Windows 8.

    You must be logged in as an administrator to be able to do this tutorial.

    Note   Note

    • This will only work with the lock screen when a user already locked the computer.
    • This will not work with the lock screen at startup or after a user signs out.


    EXAMPLE: "Console lock display off timeout" added to Advanced Power Settings

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    Here's How:

    Note   Note
    The .reg files below are for the registry key and value below.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\PowerSettings\7516b95f-f776-4464-8c53-06167f40cc99\8EC4B3A5-6868-48c2-BE75-4F3044BE88A7

    Attributes DWORD

    1 = Hide "Console lock display off timeout"
    2 = Show "Console lock display off timeout"



    1. Do step 2 or 3 below for what you would like to do.

    2. Add "Console lock display off timeout" to Advanced Power Settings

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Add_Console_lock_display_off_timeout.reg

    download

    3. Remove "Console lock display off timeout" from Advanced Power Settings
    NOTE: This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Remove_Console_lock_display_off_timeout.reg

    download

    4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to Merge it.

    6. If prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.



    That's it,
    Shawn




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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 (6.3.9600)


    A system scope approach which doesn't require user settings or power settings:

    gpedit.msc > Local group Policy Editor\Local Computer Policy\Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\Security Options\Interactive Logon:Machine inactivity Limit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Explanation
    Interactive logon: Machine inactivity limit.
    Windows notices inactivity of a logon session, and if the amount of inactive time exceeds the inactivity limit, then the screen saver will run, locking the session.
    Default: not enforced.
    For Core users I could look for the registry key if need be.

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    Thank you for the additional option Giga Hawk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Giga Hawk View Post
    A system scope approach which doesn't require user settings or power settings:

    gpedit.msc > Local group Policy Editor\Local Computer Policy\Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\Security Options\Interactive Logon:Machine inactivity Limit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Explanation
    Interactive logon: Machine inactivity limit.
    Windows notices inactivity of a logon session, and if the amount of inactive time exceeds the inactivity limit, then the screen saver will run, locking the session.
    Default: not enforced.
    For Core users I could look for the registry key if need be.

    The gpo you have found here has a default setting of "not enforced". Do you know how to enforce this gpo so the computer does not auto lock after one minute of inactivity?
    Thank you for your consideration,
    Andy
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    The local group policy is always enforced unless overwritten by a domain group policy.

    For this setting it does state

    Interactive logon: Machine inactivity limit.
    Windows notices inactivity of a logon session, and if the amount of inactive time exceeds the inactivity limit, then the screen saver will run, locking the session.
    Default: not enforced.
    This presumably just means that it is enforced once you set a time. Have you tried that?


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    Does it check out in the screensaver settings? Should be the same value just in minutes instead of seconds.
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    Yeah. I guess this solution really just does not work for my problem. Thanks so much for your help. I set the value, I have the screen saver off, but problem is not when the screensaver comes on while on the lock screen, it is the computer logging me off to enable the lock screen after one minute of inactivity. That is a different, separate issue. Thanks again.
    Andy
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 (6.3.9600)


    Actually I have the same issue on another computer. Why does it lock after one minute? When you find the solution, please let us know.
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    This seems to be working for a pantload of people on the web. Just that I do not have this option on my pc...

    Answer
    Beef623 replied on November 20, 2012


    In reply to Beef623's post on November 17, 2012


    Found a fix, under User Accounts, clicking reset security policies seems to have fixed the issue. Also, it fixed the issue of not being able to change the screensaver timeout. I haven't been able to track down the specific policy caused the problem in the first place, but this works for now.



    This is from a TechNet forum for Microsoft. Seems to work for some people... This post is about 3/4 down the first page


    how do I turn off the autolock in windows 8? - Microsoft Community
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