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    Macs are shutting down after 45 mins of no action.

    Good morning,

    On a mac network I work on, there is an issue where as all the Macs are shutting down after 45 mins.

    I can't for the life of me work out where it is coming from, I have checked power saving and in there we have a 45min shutdown, I change it but when the clients restart it reverts back to 45 mins.

    any ideas?!

    Tony

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    Hi, by shutting down do you mean logging out and returning to the login prompt? Going to sleep or actually powering off completely (not sleeping or hibernating)? Have you checked the Security option in system preferences, in there you can set a log out after X number of minutes of inactivity. Also do you have a mac server managing your macs? If so then it may be set on the server so no matter what you do on the client mac it will revert back to what the server has set as it is supposed to do?

    Richard

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    Hi Richard

    I found this out just before seeing your message.

    It was in the "account" settings, log off after 45mins.

    Thanks

    Tony

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony_Mc View Post
    Hi Richard

    I found this out just before seeing your message.

    It was in the "account" settings, log off after 45mins.

    Thanks

    Tony
    Could you be more specific? "Account settings? Where? in Workgroup Manager or on the local machine?

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    Hi

    Sorry for my lack of info.

    workgroup manager>computer groups>Preferences>login>options> "log user out after" was set to 45m, changed to 240 mins.

    That's where!

    Regards

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony_Mc View Post
    Hi

    Sorry for my lack of info.

    workgroup manager>computer groups>Preferences>login>options> "log user out after" was set to 45m, changed to 240 mins.

    That's where!

    Regards

    Tony
    Cool, thanks Tony. I'm going to check mine when I'm back at the office. I might even set it to 5 mins for a chuckle before getting serious about the configuration! Out of interest, were the machines shutting down even if someone was using them, or were they idle? I seem to recall seeing a setting hidden somewhere which allows you to set a power down time, i.e. 8pm so you can be assured none will be left on 24/7

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    Hi

    The machines were logging off during lessons, not shutting down lke I had been told.... good old accurate reporting...

    There is a setting in Remote Desktop which lets you shut down Macs on a schedule with two options one that asks the user to save work or cancel shutdown (or something like that) and the other option will just shut down the machine with no choice.

    does that help at all?

    Tony

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