ACPI results with policy/registry changes and disabled login screensaver/screen sleep
What about disabling the login screen saver (WinXP/2003) or login screen sleep (Win7/2008R2+)?
|Windows version||Console OFF long idle (3)||Console OFF||Console ON||Console login||Terminal Server login||Locked session|
|Windows XP||yes||yes||yes||yes||no (1,4)||no (1,4)|
- it requires manual console-based shutdown confirmation
- it require two ACPI shutdown events: the first one exits from the screensaver, the second one shutdown the machine
- long idle = login screen with screensaver or monitor sleep
- warning timeout not working on winxp: http://www.pcreview.co.uk/threads/how-to-disable-shutdown-warning-message.2688069/
- the screensaver is never exited, but as soon you move the mouse, a sudden shutdown happens
- Win7 / 2008R2 / 2012R2 do not appear to have a login screensaver by default. Rather they put monitor to sleep, by default. To enable login screensave, give a look at https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/185348
The two-ACPI-events-for-shutdown behavior is now gone. On the other hand, locked session remain, well, locked and (almost) totally unresponsive to shutdown events.