Windows Server 2000/2003 Thread, Users logging each other off in Technical; Users are locking thier workstations during lunch but some people are going into classes and logging them off because they ...
8th January 2013, 04:25 PM #1
Users logging each other off
Users are locking thier workstations during lunch but some people are going into classes and logging them off because they want to use the classboard for a club.
How do I stop this and only set it to administrators?
On windows server 2003 with XP clients.
Thanks in Advance
Last edited by hardtailstar; 8th January 2013 at 04:42 PM.
8th January 2013, 04:30 PM #2
I thought it was by default that only administrators or the actual logged on user could unlock a machine? Do you have students/staff set as admins by mistake?
Not that it really matters (as I have found out). All they need to do is power the machine off and turn it on again - lock goes bye-bye
8th January 2013, 04:33 PM #3
Re: Users logging each other off
They are not all local admins are they?
8th January 2013, 04:40 PM #4
I'm assuming you've disabled Fast User Switching (FUS).
If so, not even Administrators can unlock the machine. This is a flaw in Windows.
Some Microsoft guy has developed a third party DLL replacement which allows an admin to unlock a machine with FUS disabled. It works very well and I've deployed the component through AD.
How to Unlock Windows 7 Enterprise when another user has locked the screen?
If I've misunderstood what you asked, ignore this.
8th January 2013, 04:40 PM #5
these people arent that intelligent!!
Originally Posted by themightymrp
that may be the case... I didnt set up the network and it hasnt been a problem until a teacher lost work after popping out of the classroom for 10 minutes.
Originally Posted by SYNACK
8th January 2013, 04:43 PM #6
I think you may have done but its windows 7 so its irrelevant.
Originally Posted by jinnantonnixx
have updated original post with OS
8th January 2013, 04:59 PM #7
You could try employing something like:
Link: workstation unlocker - alex's applications
Workstation Unlocker won't prevent what you have described but it will show the incoming user a message and a reason as to why they should not log off the current user.
Might be worth a try?
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