If you logon to a Windows XP Professional computer using Remote Desktop Connection, with a different account than you use locally, when you do log on locally the default profile screensaver time-out value is used instead of your screensaver time-out value.

To workaround this behavior, configure the default profile screensaver time-out value to be the same as yours.

I have scripted setDefaultTimeOut.bat to configure the default profile screensaver time-out value to be the same as yours.

The syntax for using setDefaultTimeOut.bat is setDefaultTimeOut, with no parameters.

setDefaultTimeOut.bat contains:

                              @echo off                              for /f "Tokens=1-3" %%a in ('reg query "HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop" /V ScreenSaveTimeOut^|find /i "ScreenSaveTimeOut"^|find "REG_SZ"') do (                               @echo REG ADD "HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop" /V ScreenSaveTimeOut /T REG_SZ /F /D %%c                                 REG ADD "HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop" /V ScreenSaveTimeOut /T REG_SZ /F /D %%c                                )