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NT auto logoff plus filesave?

By wubby ·
Hey IT pros - Does any one know of a reg tweak or software pkg (or a combo thereof)that will autologoff idle users but save work in progress and gracefully exit running applications before logging them off?

This has to work in a mixed environ. of win95/98/NT/2000 systems, on an NT network.

The Automatic Logoff provision in the HIPAA security reg is creating this need. Thanks for any/all help.

John Webster
ISO, Tuomey Healthcare System

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by Peter Ritchie In reply to NT auto logoff plus files ...

No such beast.

An application could be written that would log a user off after a specific amount of time--closing all openned applications. But, those applications are responsible for doing what they need to do when receiving a log-off message.Almost all applications simply close--not saving any information. Those applications with auto-save would work; but, the user would be informed of an "auto-saved" document when they restarted.

It would also seem logical that this auto-log-off application could tell each app to save before the log-off; but, that would require a different process per application--having to deal with all possible dialog box combinations for each application.

Something could probably be written that would support a subset of applications though.

Standards will eventually help this; but, standards aren't always supported.

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by maxwell edison In reply to NT auto logoff plus files ...

Check out these Automation Tools for Windows.

http://www.filetransit.com/software/index.php?cat=228

There are several automatic shutdown utilities (freeware) with different features.

(REMOVE SPACES if any snuck into the pasted URL)

Maxwell

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