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    how to force inactive users to log out?

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    by sbaltus ·

    how can you force inactive users to log out without restricting logon times in NT.some of my users leave thier computers logged on and leave I need to beable to force them off if they are inactive for sometime
    any help would be great

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    • #3869626

      how to force inactive users to log out?

      by woody h ·

      In reply to how to force inactive users to log out?

      I had the same problem when I helped administer a LAN connected to a WAN, when I was in the Navy. As far as we could tell, there is/was no way to force them to log off. However, what we did is we went around and put a screen saver on every computer, clicked for it to be password protected, and set it up to come on after 5 minutes of inactivity. After the screen saver activates, it requires them to unlock the workstation. I realize that this is not logging them out, but it does help with security, and it is annoying, which may help for them to remember.

      Woody

    • #3869560

      how to force inactive users to log out?

      by spownall ·

      In reply to how to force inactive users to log out?

      Shutdown.exe: Remote Shutdown
      this is a program that we have used with great success. reply to me if you want me to email it to you.

    • #3871140

      how to force inactive users to log out?

      by simonchan ·

      In reply to how to force inactive users to log out?

      According to Microsoft, Windows NT does not provide the ability to force a user to log off a computer after a period of inactivity by default.

      For details please visit (please make sure that there is no space in the URL string),
      http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q104/1/94.asp

      However, ActiveSaver may be of help: you can set it up as a screen saver, and when the time is up, ActiveSaver would logoff, shut down.

      You may download it from,

      http://www.winability.com/activesaver/

    • #3883124

      how to force inactive users to log out?

      by sbaltus ·

      In reply to how to force inactive users to log out?

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