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    Hola ppl,

    Does anyone out there in the big www have a solution to this?

    A auto log off script to log off staff from sims after few mins of inactivity?....

    If someone can provide some pointers?

    Much obliged!

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    It's called a screensaver with a password

    The other option is to raise a CR with Capita for them to add it to SIMS.

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    so no one has developed a auto-log off script? using autohotkeys?

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    What Alt + F4? lol

    Not sure I get what your trying to do, leaving a workstation logged in is almost just as bad as leaving it open with SIMS open.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt40k View Post
    What Alt + F4? lol

    Not sure I get what your trying to do, leaving a workstation logged in is almost just as bad as leaving it open with SIMS open.
    Corrected that for you. It's not just SIMS that can get your staff into trouble for Data Protection

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    lol @ matt40k


    CTRL+ W also works a treat!

    how about this..

    run this as a ahk script?
    ------------------

    #Persistent
    #WinActivateForce
    #NoTrayIcon
    AutoExec8:
    SetTimer, AutoKill, 60000 ;check if idle every minute
    ;
    AutoKill:
    ;




    IfWinNotExist, SIMS .net:
    Return
    else


    If A_TimeIdlePhysical > 300000
    {
    SetTitleMatchMode, 1
    IfWinExist, SIMS .net:
    WinActivate
    msgbox, 4,, Your computer has been idle for more than 5 mins. SIMS will automatically close in 5 secs. (press no to continue using SIMS), 10
    IfMsgBox Timeout
    PostMessage, 0x112, 0xF060,,, SIMS .net: ; 0x112 = WM_SYSCOMMAND, 0xF060 = SC_CLOSE
    Sleep, 1000
    IfWinExist, SIMS .net, Are you sure you wish to close SIMS .net?
    Send, {ENTER}
    Sleep, 1000
    IfWinExist, SIMS .net, Do you want to save your changes?
    Send, {ENTER}
    Sleep, 1000
    IfWinExist, SIMS .net, Do you want to save the previous name into the previous name list
    Send, {ENTER}
    Sleep, 2000
    Return
    }
    Return

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    I'm not a fan such scripts. Use the windows screensaver with a password.

    It falls over when you, run a report that takes an age to run so you lock your workstation then head to the kitchen \ go to lunch and return to find it's closed SIMS. Like @elsiegee40 says, SIMS isn't the main worry, normally Excel is open with sensitive data. Also close SIMS would = problems. If Capita had a "lock" feature you could get away with it. But it doesn't.

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    true... will consider all of the above!

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    Even an email can cause an awful lot of trouble.

    See this A Salutary Tale | edugeek.net
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    A very similar question was asked last week: Locking computers during inactivity

    The solution won't affect applications you can't identify by process (eg websites) and doesn't directly address the human behaviour problem as has already been stated.

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    @meastaugh1 excellent link!

    many thanks!

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    I'd like to chip in with the bad idea verdict as SIMS can run some very slow operations sometimes. Some operations such as Update Course Memberships, Apply Timetable and AMPARK Resource Imports can take a fair bit of time and shouldn't be interrupted. If your script kicks in during these processes (unlikely, but you never know with SIMS and slow systems), you could cause damage to the database. Locking the screen however means if a member of staff does disappear for a cuppa whilst these processes run, they will continue to run when it locks instead of shutting down SIMS.

    Also consider a member of staff who may have spent ages entering marksheet data (or setting one up), become distracted and returns to find their data is lost!

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