Deactivation of screen saver password protection

  • Article ID: 109258
  • Updated: 28 May 2009


Product
Sophos SafeGuard Disk Encryption 4.60

Client OS

Windows 2000 Professional SP4, Windows XP SP3

Server OS

None

Question

How can the screen saver password protection be deactivated again?

Answer

The password protection (screen saver) becomes active right after Sophos SafeGuard Disk Encryption has been installed.
However, the Control Panel does not mark the checkbox for password protection.

To deactivate password protection when you use a screen saver, even after installation, look at the Registry entry

HKLM\Software\Utimaco\SGLogon , and check the value named "ScrSaverProt".

If this value name is "1", or is not present, you will still need to enter a password to unlock the desktop.
If this value name is not present, you must create it with the REG_DWORD file type and enter "0" to deactivate the screen saver's password protection.

http://sophserv.sophos.com/repo_kb/109258/file/109258-NT4.txt http://sophserv.sophos.com/repo_kb/109258/file/109258-2000_XP_2003.txt


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