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Windows Vista™ Administrator's Pocket Consultant by William R. Stanek

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Screen Saver Dos and Don’ts

Screen savers are designed to turn on when a computer has been idle for a specified period of time. The original job of the screen saver was to prevent image burn-in on CRT monitors by displaying a continuously changing image. With today’s monitors, burn-in is no longer a problem, but screen savers are still around. The primary benefit they offer today is the ability to password-lock computers automatically when the screen saver turns on.

Configuring Screen Savers with Password Protection

Password-protecting the screen saver deters unauthorized users from accessing a computer, which can protect both the personal data of the user and the intellectual property of the organization. As an administrator, you should ensure ...

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