Configuring the Logoff Screen Saver

To configure the Logoff Screen Saver, right click on logoff32.scr then select Configure. You can also press the “Settings” button on the Screen Saver tab in the Display Properties dialog box. You will need to be logged in as an Administrator to change the settings.

General Settings Warning Message Inactive Times

General Settings Tab

Logoff Screen Saver general settings screen shot

Enable Beep Tone
Checking this will cause a beep to be sent to the computers speaker.
Seconds to Logoff
Set the seconds to display to the logoff warning message. This is the period of time the user has to stop the logoff. This feature is only available in the registered version.
Force Applications to Close
Checking this will cause the computer to log the user off even if there are open programs. If the operating system is Windows 95, 98, or Me the computer is rebooted. Not all programs respond well to a force close message. Please test your software before implementing this feature.
Note: If the computer is locked by the user, this box needs to be checked to cause a logoff.
Also Shutdown Computer
This will cause the computer to power off if the hardware supports this feature. Most computers built since 1998 support this feature. If the hardware does not it will display the message “It is now safe to turn off your computer”.
Use Computer Setting for Screen Saver Timeout
Normally the group policy settings for the screensaver are set in an Organizational Unit (OU) that deals with the user. This setting affects the registry key “HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop”. If a group policy is set in an OU that deals with the computer it will read the screensaver settings from “HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop” instead. If the Logoff Screensaver is improperly reporting the idle time, checking this box will cause the Logoff Screensaver to read the setting from the default user instead of the current user.
Registered To
This is the name of the company that the software registration key was issued to. This is case sensitive and must be entered exactly as it appears on your registration form.
Registration Key
This is the registration key. Entering this number will activate the ability to alter the settings of the screen saver.

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Warning Message Tab

Logoff Screensaver warning message setting screen shot

This is where you can enter six lines of text to display to the user. Editing the text is only available in the registered version.

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Inactive Times Tab

Logoff Screensaver inactive settings screen shot

To set the times when the screensaver does NOT function use the pull down to select the start and end times on the day you with it to be inactive. The picture below shows that the inactive times are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 6:00pm. Setting the start and end times to 12:00 am causes the screensaver to always function. This feature only works in the registered version.

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