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Reboot instead of logoff?

By dghaus ·
I'm running a win2k server with win98 clients, I have Norton 2003 installed on all of the clients. My problem is that when a user logs off and a new or even the same user logs on, Norton Auto Protect is no longer enabled. Symantec is aware of the problem but can't duplicate it so they have no fix for it. Their workaround is to restart the client which I try to get the users to do. It would be much easier if there was a script I could download that makes the machine reboot automatically when they hit the logoff button instead of logging off. Does anyone know of such a script? I'd write one myself but alas, I never learned how.
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by CG IT In reply to Reboot instead of logoff?

a much simplier way is to just invest in Norton Corporate Antivirus 8.0 or 8.1. doesn't matter who logs on to a workstation, virus protection is enabled and you can have all workstations update their virus definitions from the server to stop the hassle of having to run live update on each workstation.

You can find Norton Corporate Antivirus on Ebay pretty cheap compared to Norton's retail price.

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by CG IT In reply to

also check your network shares. you should have a folder VP logon and VP Home as a shared folder on the network. VP logon and VP Home arethe Norton Corporate Antivirus share folders required for the client program to run properly.

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by CG IT In reply to

I tend to agree with Oz on his comments that Norton is the most well known but not necessarily the best for a network server & workstation setup. I run Norton Corporate Antivirus 8.0 on a small network [small meaning couple of servers, email server and about 50 workstations] and find it does the job with very little hassle and very little need for me to do something to or with it if configured properly. It pretty much runs itself, updates itself, scans everything on the network including the Exchange server and user mailboxes both inbound & outbound. For the price it wasn't bad for us.

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by Oz_Media In reply to Reboot instead of logoff?

Other solutions:
Many know that Norton is the most 'popular' system, but it far the the best or most resouceful.

CA E-trust is an excellentserver protection system that stays active and auto updates the server AND workstation without user intervention.

AVG Antivirus also has a server copy at a much lower cost that is far more resourceful and the updates to server and workstation are automatic also.

Norton is OK or Joe home user (sorry Joe) but server protection opes MANY other doors and many products are available that will outperform NOrton while being MUCH more resource friendly on the server and workstations.

For ability, I'd recommend e-TRust for cost and efficiency I'd recommend AVG server version.

http://www.CAI.com e-Trust

http://www.grisoft.com AVG Server edition (download yourself a free home edition while you're at it, it is EXCELLENT)

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by Oz_Media In reply to

As for cutome ascripting, it works around the problem but doesn't resolve the problem.

If Norton can't get their act toogether, don't support them by stcking with their products,each year you pay to update this product that simply does not do what you need it to.

Why bother?

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by Lizzy In reply to Reboot instead of logoff?

You can disable the Log off option in the start menu, thus making the users shut down instead. Here is a tip that I found to do that although I haven't tested it out yet, so please back up your registry before trying this!!

Follow these steps:
1. Open the Registry Editor (Regedit.exe).
2. Navigate to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer.
3. Right-click the Explorer key, and select New | DWORD value.
4. Name the value StartMenuLogoff, and press [Enter] twice to access the Edit DWORD Value dialog box.
5. Type 1 in the Value Data text box, and click OK.
6. Right-click the Explorer key, and select New | DWORD value.
7. Name the value NoClose, and press [Enter] twice to access the Edit DWORD Value dialog box.
8. Type 1 in the Value Data text box, and click OK.
9. Close the Registry Editor.
At this point, both the Log Off and Turn Off Computer buttons are still on the Start menu, so click the Log Off button and then log back on. When you need to shut down the computer, launch the Registry Editor, and change the values to 0.

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