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By Bebe2 ·
i would like to set the windows 2000 pro workstations to lock out users if they are idel for 30 minutes. how do you accomplish this without using screen saver? Thank you

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by carlos.nino In reply to Security

You can use hybernation. It can be configured with a password to be able to turn it back on. Go to Screen Properties, Screen saver, Energy, there configure the maximum time you want the PC to be idle before locking, then, in Advanced, check "use password...".

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my question is without using screen saver or hybernation how do you lock out user after the workstation is 30 minutes idel (no activity). this is because some users forget to log off when they leave the office after their shift. so i would like to use group policy, but i can't find it anywhere to allow me to use this feature. Thank you

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Security

just tossing up this thought. because i have never done this. but you can set properties on scheduled tasks to run when computer idle for xx long. maybe you could make batch file using net logoff command. and schedule it to run everyday if computer idle for xx minutes.? this is good idea of yours i think. if you are in domain you could consider using login time restrictions- everybody 'no access' during 12:00=12:30am or something. to get them logged off eventually if they forgot. there is always somebody working late tho. using the login times restrictions in my experience invariably ends up ticking off some user who can't get on in the wee hours.

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by carlos.nino In reply to Security

You can try Terminator. It's client resident and invisible. You can restrict the amount of time users can spend on a PC. You can set the PC to automatically logout, reboot or shutdown at a specific time each day (eg. 5:30pm), or you can set it to logout, reboot or shutdown after a set period of time (eg. 60 minutes).
You can dounload it here:

http://www.cybercom-software.com/freestuff.htm

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by ctmoore1998 In reply to Security

Try the Security Options - Amount of Idle time before disconnect policy in the Local Security Policy properties, you can push this policy out if you have a 2K PDC and put it in the domain policies.

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