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By Omar718 ·
We have discovered that many users in our company do not log out of the network at night for not wanting to wait with the time necessary to login in the morning. Aside from not being able to get the latest updates of software the firm rolls out, what are some of the other negative implications of not logging out of a network each night on the user end?

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by vramji In reply to importance of logging out ...

In network environment, Everybody must logout the systems.

1. files may be corrupted
2. Misuse or mishandling problems are occured

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by Gigelul In reply to importance of logging out ...

You can implement a policy for use a custom screen saver <WinExit.scr> from resource kit WinNT.
WinExit is like any other screen saver. It can be configured and tested using the Desktop applett in the Control Panel. When activated WinExit will beep, to indicate that logoff process is about to begin, and displays the logoff dialog box. If no action is taken and the countdown timer reaches zero, the system will initiate logoff procedure. At any given time before the countdown timer reaches zero you can abort the process by either moving the mouse pointer over the dialog box or pressing any key on the keyboard.
But the maximum timer can be 999s(winexit)+99min(windows).
Or you must set in User Manager\Policies\Account Policy - Forcibly disconnect remote users from server when logon hours expire. With this setting in place I don't have any problems when users don't log off.

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by pschuvie In reply to importance of logging out ...

The biggest reason - Security -

If that is the attitude and some one needs to be convinced it is a problem why do they lock the door at night? or maybe you dont.

While I like Florinel's solution, I really think that if you don't get this tightened up, with the full support of management, then all that solution does is encourage everyone to disregard any system activity or policy that is inconvenient.

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by Ann777 In reply to importance of logging out ...

1) HDDs have a MTBF (mean time between failues) rating, and if a HDD is left activated 24/7, then there may be more hardware failures than desirable.

2) Power issues (especially if you have janitors who don't care if their vaccuum eats a power cord). Surges or brownouts cannot affect a powered off computer.

3) Security issues... what other people may be able to see if they can access a persons computer contents.

4) Backup issues if users have network data files open files on their workstations.

Depending on the OS and applications used, it's probably a good idea to reboot/shutdown at least once a day and clear memory leaks.

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by bitsybug20 In reply to importance of logging out ...

A major problem I find, being at a remote location and using a vpn client to get into the company network, is that if the electricity goes out or the network goes down at night while a computer is logged into it, the settings for the DNS configuration are incorrect the next day and have to be reconfigured or it won't loggin to the network at all. Also, as the others have stated, SECURITY is the biggest issue. Hackers are everywhere, and some have nothing better to do than to mess with peoplescomputers. They will find that if they logout, in the longrun, the time will not be as bad as if someone wipes out their drive or steals their email address book and attacks the whole company with viruses! Then they really would have some down time!

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