We have four laptops which connect occasionally to the Intranet at work. They are configured in such a way as to allow logon using the Intranet username and password regardless of whether or not they are on the LAN
These machines have to synchronise data with the main server, and this gets messed up if screensavers kick in. The default time for this is set to 10 minutes, with "on resume, password protect" ticked. Initially we couldn't change any of these settings, as the Network policy is to restrict screensavers and force these settings. However, due to our special needs, we were allowed to make changes.
The problem is, they keep resetting themselves! Even if they are not connected to the LAN. I can change the timeout to 360 minutes and untick the "password protect" box, but within a certain time (which seems longer than 10 mins admittedly) the screensaver kicks in and the settings have reverted
I've asked IT about it, but they can't work out what's going on! I've looked in the registry and changed any references I can find, but still it does it