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Screensaver Operations


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This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 4/16/2018.

Screensaver Operations allows you to perform configurable actions after a computer has been left idle for a specified amount of time.


  • Log off user, shut down or restart computer, or run any process when left idle
  • Optional warning message w/ screen dimming allowing users to cancel out
  • Can be configured and enforced via registry and Group Policy Preferences
  • Highly customizable with many easily configurable options such as delay time and custom messages
  • Colors can be adjusted to match your organization policies
  • Great replacement for the outdated Windows Exit Screen Saver Tool (Winexit.scr)
  • Windows Vista and Windows 7 compatible (Should work in Win8/10.)
  • Supports both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows operating systems

View the README for more information.

To install Screensaver Operations, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install ssoperations

To upgrade Screensaver Operations, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade ssoperations


  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $toolsDir   = Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
    $unzipArgs = @{
       FileFullPath = (Get-ChildItem -Path $toolsDir -Filter "*.zip").FullName
       Destination  = Join-Path $env:TEMP $env:ChocolateyPackageName
    Get-ChocolateyUnzip @unzipArgs
    $bits = Get-OSArchitectureWidth
    $InstallerFile = (Get-ChildItem -Path $unzipArgs.Destination -Filter "*win$($bits)*.msi" -Recurse).FullName
    $packageArgs = @{
       packageName    = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
       fileType       = 'msi'
       file           = $InstallerFile
       silentArgs     = "/qn /norestart /l*v `"$($env:TEMP)\$($packageName).$($env:chocolateyPackageVersion).MsiInstall.log`"" # ALLUSERS=1 DISABLEDESKTOPSHORTCUT=1 ADDDESKTOPICON=0 ADDSTARTMENU=0
       validExitCodes = @(0)
       softwareName   = 'Screensaver Operations*'
    Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage @packageArgs
  • tools\LICENSE.txt Show
    Copyright � 2009-2017 The Grim Admin (
    Licence Agreement for "Screensaver Operations"
    By using or distributing this software (or any work based on the software) you shall be deemed to have accepted the terms and conditions set out below.
    The Grim Admin is making this software freely available on the basis that it is accepted as found and that the user checks its fitness for purpose prior to use.
    This software is provided 'as-is', without any express or implied warranties whatsoever. In no event will the authors, partners or contributors be held liable for any damages, claims or other liabilities direct or indirect, arising from the use of this software.
    The Grim Admin will from time to time make software updates available. However, The Grim Admin accepts no obligation to provide any support to free licence holders.
    The Grim Admin grants you a limited non-exclusive licence to use this software for any purpose, including commercial applications and redistribute it freely, subject to the following restrictions:
    1. The origin of this software must not be misrepresented; you must not claim that you wrote the original software.
    2. You must not alter the software, user licence or installer in any way.
    3. This notice may not be removed or altered from any distribution.
    4. You may not resell or charge for the software.
    5. You may not reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, derive the source code of or modify [or create derivative work from] the program.
    6. You must not use "Screensaver Operations" to engage in or allow others to engage in any illegal activity.
    7. You may not claim any sponsorship by, endorsement by, or affiliation with our company.
    8. You acknowledge that The Grim Admin owns the copyright and all associated intellectual property rights relating to the software.
  • tools\ Show
    md5: BA4B200A91417B4DB9040C23633D2ED2 | sha1: E7FCD50D83AE65789756AECF46852ACFA59FDEDB | sha256: 1571E277DF38DFFF402B48BBD1DC12138A31774F2F46AA98EC6E7FD41EA1B6E6 | sha512: 7F44046CD51FB522C1AD1B9814677038A054CE800F3F165714C54AD6DD9D21EAF29D592D06FCDA4E1939C8AB181E18CB748A662F522F651E0A248EBF9E188662
  • tools\VERIFICATION.txt Show
    Verification is intended to assist the Chocolatey moderators and community
    in verifying that this package's contents are trustworthy.
    The zipped installers can be downloaded from the download link on this page:
    Direct download: 
    Version  : 1.5.4
    URL      :
    CheckSum : bc86e0a4c47c100759b21d29428706262eaf0d0b7015a74ac3e8d6f29efd2a76

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This package has no dependencies.

Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • The Grim Admin


Copyright © 2009-2017 The Grim Admin


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Screensaver Operations 1.4 328 Thursday, May 11, 2017 approved

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