Windows Disable Login Screensaver

Microsoft Windows

If you are virtualising its a good idea to disable the login screensaver, this will save on processor cycles wasted drawing the screensaver to save a screen that doesn’t exist. Imagine 10 servers on an ESX host all with the screensaver running this does create an overhead.

To disable do the following:

[Start] [Run] [Regedit]

HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop\ScreenSaveActive

ModifyScreenSaveActive] according to the Value Data listed below:

Value Data: 0 = ScreenSaveActive Disabled / 1 = ScreenSaveActive Enabled

Exit Registry and Reboot

When set to “0” (zero) it will disable the logon screensaver.

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