Disable a corporate-forced screensaver

This guide will disable a forced screensaver in a corporate environment. It will require local Administrator permissions.

  1. Step 0: Navigate to C:\Windows\SysWOW64
  2. Step 1: Search for *.scr
  3. Step 2: Right-click the screensaver in question, then Properties
  4. Step 3: Open the Security tab
  5. Step 4: Click the Edit button
  6. Step 5: For each Group or usernames, check all Deny checkmarks
  7. Step 6: Click Ok until all the dialogs are gone
  8. Step 7: Beer

The file is now unusable for everyone, and it will only error silently. You can even lock your screen without it showing a screensaver.