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Windows 7 Thread, Unlock a Win 7 Machine in Technical; Originally Posted by Arthur I've only tested it with XP, but RemoteUnlock.exe enables you to remotely unlock a users session ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    I've only tested it with XP, but RemoteUnlock.exe enables you to remotely unlock a users session without knowing their password.
    RemoteUnlock doesn't work under Vista/Windows 7. I used it too, untill we switched to Win7 last year.

    But if anyone knows another tool that works in win7...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rvdmast View Post
    RemoteUnlock doesn't work under Vista/Windows 7. I used it too, untill we switched to Win7 last year.

    But if anyone knows another tool that works in win7...
    Have you tried the tip that I posted earlier in the thread? It certainly works on a remote Windows 7 PC to log them off.

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    Thanks @Innatius. I just had a play with that and it works! Yeah.

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    how does this work? do you run it from an admin pc and put the pc name in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnykewell1 View Post
    how does this work? do you run it from an admin pc and put the pc name in?
    1. Download psexec (one of the Sysinternals tools) from Microsoft.
    2. Put it into your system32 folder
    3. Pull up a domain admin shell (via <runas /useromainName\Administrator cmd.exe> or whatever you need to do on your OS). This ensures that you have access rights to the remote PC
    4. From the domain admin shell: psexec \\RemotePCIPAddress cmd.exe (this brings up the remote PC's shell to your local PC)
    5. Run quser.exe - this shows the usernames and IDs of those logged in to the remote PC as if you were sitting at that PC
    6. Run logoff.exe <user or ID>
    Voila!

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    I must admit it took me a few minute with step 4 to figure out that my command prompt was actually that of the remote machine OH:
    But I did have a few enjoyable minutes logging off my technician.

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    can you not use the remote shutdown command to log the user off (not tried this)

    shutdown -f -l -t 01 -m \\computername

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    can you not use the remote shutdown command to log the user off (not tried this)

    shutdown -f -l -t 01 -m \\computername
    Nope you cant do remove log offs using shutdown only restarts and shutdowns. Easiest way on windows 7 is to use terminal services logoff command:

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisMiles View Post
    Nope you cant do remove log offs using shutdown only restarts and shutdowns.
    i'm guessing thats only remote as i know the shutdown command can log off only on the actual workstation

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    i'm guessing thats only remote as i know the shutdown command can log off only on the actual workstation
    Yeah sorry, typo there i meant you cant do remote log offs with shutdown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdmnGurl View Post
    Give it a try and let us know what you think of it.
    I think trying to get someone to pay $40 for a piece of software that won't even work with Win7 , and that does what XP already lets you do is rather stupid... but then I guess its your software from your posts?

    Steve

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    Perhaps AdmnGurl could integrate SasLibEx to make her program compatible with modern OSs?

    Existing code to simulate the Secure Attention Sequence (SAS),which most people refer to as control alt delete or ctrl-alt-del, no longer works in Windows Vista. It seems that Microsoft offers a library that exports a function called SimulateSAS(). It is not public and one is supposed to request it by sending a mail to saslib@microsoft.com. Mails to this address remain unanswered though.

    I researched how other people (including Microsoft) have solved this task and was unhappy with the results: some solutions work only with (or without) UAC, most solutions work only for the current or console Terminal Server sessions or need a kernel mode driver.

    So I decided to create my own Saslib with the following goals:

    • Should work both with and without User Account Control (UAC)
    • Should support current, console and any Terminal Server session
    • Does not need a driver
    • The calling application does not need to be signed or have a special manifest
    • Support multiple programming languages

    I have succeeded and thus SasLibEx was born: not only can it successfully simulate the SAS sequence it can do this for any/all Terminal Server sessions. It can also lock the workstation (again for all sessions) and switch between the normal desktop and the secure desktop (the desktop that UAC runs on). SasLibEx was successfully tested both with and without User Account Control (UAC).

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    It is quite a frustrating thing this problem, in our school we cannot run fast user switching either, so we basically have to disable workstation locking for all the pupils on the school now that we are migrating to windows 7 to prevent them locking off computers and just leaving the classrooms, I cannot understand M$ logic behind removing that function of allowing an admin to log off a user.

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    I would have disabled locking for students from the get go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rich_tech View Post
    in our school we cannot run fast user switching either
    Out of interest, why?

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