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ScreenSaveActive Entry

Updated: March 28, 2003

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2


HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop


Data type Range Default value


0 | 1



Specifies whether a screen saver is selected. Windows Server 2003 has a default value of 0 for this entry (Windows XP has 1).


Value Meaning


No screen saver is selected.


A screen saver is selected.

Change Method

To select a screen saver, in Control Panel double-click Display, then click the Screen Saver tab. You can then either select a screen saver from the list or select (None).


  • This entry can be superseded by a Group Policy setting included in Windows Server 2003. While the No screen saver Group Policy setting is enabled, the system ignores this entry. The configuration of the No screen saver Group Policy setting is stored in the ScreenSaveActive entry, which is in the Policies subkey.

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