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    Lock windows 7 with password after 6 month. Lock computer and not user.

    Hi,

    WE are just trying to come up with a plan for staff laptops.

    The problem we have is that once you give them out you then dont see them for years even if you request them in.

    Is there a program/way to lock the computer with a password after 6 months so they have to come to us to get it unlocked.

    We dont want their user account locked as they also use desktops, just the computer.

    As they live outside of school they hardly ever log in to the domain at school so disabling the computer on the server wont work.

    Any ideas?

    Regards,

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    Another poor soul looking for a technical solution to a people problem.

    I think KMS managed Windows 7 likes to 'touch base' with the key server every few months. That just means they have to bring them into work - rather than present them on request. We eventually deactivate peoples AD accounts having warned them first. That does stop them using any computer until they do what we have politely been asking them to do, sometimes repeatedly and for months.

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    yup kms is approx 6 months had a staff member at one of my schools bring laptop back as office was expired

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcstru View Post
    Another poor soul looking for a technical solution to a people problem.
    Always. You see them as a school laptop, they see them as a personal laptop. You see their email as a work email, they see it as a personal email or even worse a email that they can forward to their personal address and then reply to emails using emails such as southpark@hotmail.com (Not an actual member of staffs email).

    I wonder if there is a command line way of changing truecrypts password on the volume. Could then use task scheduler.

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    Glue the power supply to their desk.

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