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Issue With Power Settings/Screensaver GPO & Windows 8

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    Windows 8 x64

    Issue With Power Settings/Screensaver GPO & Windows 8


    I have a power settings GPO set with the following settings:

    - Turn off the display after 15 minutes


    I also have a screensaver GPO that turns on the blank screensaver after 30 minutes. It's set to display the logon screen on resume. In Windows XP & Windows 7, this works flawlessly. After 30 minutes the logon screen appears when resuming.

    On my Windows 8 computers, I find that the policies & settings are properly applied but the logon screen is displayed after only 15 minutes. The only thing I have set to 15 minutes is the above GPO to turn off the monitor.


    PS - It seems that the log on screen always appears as soon as the display is set to shut off. I tried changing it to 1 minute & the logon screen appeared when resuming.



    I can't seem to figure out why this is happening. Any ideas?

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    Windows 8 x64


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    Reverse the settings to 15 on the saver, and 30 on the turn off display...
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    Windows 8 x64


    Kept the screensaver time at 30 & ended up changing the display off time to 30 minutes. Works fine now.
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