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Automatically Log Off Inactive Users

By rmccon ·
Hi,
We have an SBS2003 server and looking for a way to Automatically Log Off Inactive Users using a group policy.

Any help would be great.

Rob

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by BFilmFan In reply to Automatically Log Off Ina ...

The Microsoft Windows 2000 Server Resource Kit WinExit tool, a screen saver, lets you automatically log off inactive users. After a period of user inactivity, instead of displaying fancy graphics, which most screen savers do, WinExit displays a user-defined message and a brief countdown. When the countdown reaches zero, the screen saver logs the user off.

You can use group policy to activate WinExit for all users.The only drawback to activating WinExit with group policy is that group policy doesn't provide a way to configure the screen saver's settings.These settings are in the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Screen Saver.LOGOFF registry subkey. To specify these values with group policy, you need to create a custom administrative template.

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by p.j.hutchison In reply to Automatically Log Off Ina ...

Automatically logging off users when they have work open can lead to loss of data or file corruption. Please bear that in mind...

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Thanks, but we did consider that.

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