setting sleep timeout setting

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setting sleep timeout setting

Post by dougnsmith » Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:02 am

I have just started using AdminMac on version 10.11.6 (macbook pro) and I was wondering if there is a way to change the "Require password after sleep" setting. Mine is set to 5 mins and I can not seem to change it. I am an administrator on my system. What I want is to be able to hit a keystroke so my mac is locked but from what I see my only option is to hit the keystrokes to put my macBook to "sleep" and then if no one wakes it within 5 minutes it locks but that is not good security. I want to be able to lock it and walk away from my desk. The Mac folks who administer the product at our campus say that the 5 minute setting is not their and the folks who manage the ADS system say the same thing. Any suggestions on how to security lock your system without logging completely out?

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Re: setting sleep timeout setting

Post by jim_t » Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:59 am


If you don't have the ability to change the setting, this usually means that it is being pushed down by Group Policy. The best way to troubleshoot will be to contact our Support Department at to get the steps on capturing an ADmitMac Trace of the problem. Once one of our Support Specialists goes over the information, we should be able to determine if the setting is forced by Group Policy, or at least determine the best method to approach resolving the problem.


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