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2m timer when distributing a GPO

I need an explanation of how Windows 10 behaves with GPOs.
Specific example or problem:
For example, I have built a GPO that will control the screensaver under Windows 10. Nothing complicated (which screensaver, when should be turned on etc).
I have now hung this GPO on a Win10 device group.
Now, if a refresh is made, or after a while the automatic refresh occurs, the logged-in user will see a countdown of 2 minutes, and he will be logged out after the time has expired without the possibility of canceling. This has led to trouble in the Win10 user group, since the 2m are extremely close or far too short to save and finish. The colleagues have some applications (CAD) running, which already take several minutes to save.

Now the question: Where does the 2m timer come from and how can I adjust this?


ZEN: 17.4
Windows 10 Professional x64 1803
no AD
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Re: 2m timer when distributing a GPO

It' set on the Details Tab of the Policy.
It's the top setting.....
Simply Uncheck the box to force a re-login.

Honestly, this should not be set on any policy........

Note: Since applying one policy may force all GPO settings to re-apply, it's possible if another assigned GPO has this enabled it may prompt.
So make sure it's off on all of them.


iwu;2500626 wrote:
I need an explanation of how Windows 10 behaves with GPOs.
Specific example or problem:
For example, I have built a GPO that will control the screensaver under Windows 10. Nothing complicated (which screensaver, when should be turned on etc).
I have now hung this GPO on a Win10 device group.
Now, if a refresh is made, or after a while the automatic refresh occurs, the logged-in user will see a countdown of 2 minutes, and he will be logged out after the time has expired without the possibility of canceling. This has led to trouble in the Win10 user group, since the 2m are extremely close or far too short to save and finish. The colleagues have some applications (CAD) running, which already take several minutes to save.

Now the question: Where does the 2m timer come from and how can I adjust this?


ZEN: 17.4
Windows 10 Professional x64 1803
no AD
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iwu Absent Member.
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Re: 2m timer when distributing a GPO

That explains a lot. We have 3 GPOs that have the 2 minute timer. I did not know that all policies will be used again.

Will remove the timer now.
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