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    Re: Using GP - prevent a user on more than one pc?

    You can give it as much or as little as you want it's all configurable. The only trouble I had was getting PHP to work at first. You have to enable old passwords in order for PHP to be able to authenticate properly.
    I will be starting the database version of limit logon next week. It will use VB Script for log on and machine startup (incase machine crashes). I will also put an asp.net front end on it for reporting features and eventually some basic admin functions.

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    Re: Using GP - prevent a user on more than one pc?

    I have been running LimitLogon since monday and have disabled it, drove us nuts! so many students coming in all day long saying "hi yea i got a message saying im already logged on" got boring quickly so I dont think we will bother anymore



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    Re: Using GP - prevent a user on more than one pc?

    Quote Originally Posted by fooby
    I have been running LimitLogon since monday and have disabled it, drove us nuts! so many students coming in all day long saying "hi yea i got a message saying im already logged on" got boring quickly so I dont think we will bother anymore



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    Is that because they were genuinely logged on or there was a problem with the script?

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    Re: Using GP - prevent a user on more than one pc?

    We do this using Citrix, which has a tunable login limit.
    It helps to stop students giving away their passwords to friends as they know their session will be blocked.

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    Re: Using GP - prevent a user on more than one pc?

    The option is there for terminal services as well but why they didnt do some kind of native function for normal logons as well is very annoying.

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    Re: Using GP - prevent a user on more than one pc?

    Parts of both really, some students who I know would properly logoff have come in, and a lot of students just turn their pc's off. Since I implemented it I got so many people come in it was more of a problem for me than it was for them.

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    Re: Using GP - prevent a user on more than one pc?

    The script in that form is prone to allsorts of problems really. That was just a faithful reproduction of the original. Ideally modified scripts need to be added to start up and shutdown to clear users as well as the ability to check if a host is on the network to clear it that way.
    Once I have finished my bulk AD user tool I may revisit this and add all the features I wanted to originally.

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    Re: Using GP - prevent a user on more than one pc?

    I had the same problem Fooby - on Citrix tho' users could possibly get disconnected sessions accidentaly, which is why I turned it off.

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    Re: Using GP - prevent a user on more than one pc?

    we use maxlogons by flocs. It only costs £80 for a site licence and you'll have in running in no time at all. You add your users into groups depending on the number of times you want them to be able to log on. Say you want a year 11 Art student to be able to logon to to any two machines you just put them in the maxlogon2 group.

    Anyone want to demo it go here :-
    www.flocs.com/products...efault.htm

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    Re: Using GP - prevent a user on more than one pc?

    We use Userlock

    More expensive than the product mentioned above (I didn't know about it when we bought Userlock) but worth every penny we paid for it.

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    Re: Using GP - prevent a user on more than one pc?

    Christ, hasn't the all singing all dancin' Windows Server System got this built in yet ?


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    Re: Using GP - prevent a user on more than one pc?

    No

    It's incredibly stupid that it doesn't but it doesn't.

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    So...a few years on is limitlogon still the best way to get this going? I only want to get it working for a particular set of students.

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    we use ranger, you can limit the number of logons with a tick box
    The kids are all used to it, and have to walk back to log out if they forget.

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    hasn't the all singing all dancin' Windows Server System got this built in yet ?
    lol actuall it was a feature on NT4 that somehow didn't make it into an active directory environment. There's a good reason for it but i can't remember what it is at the moment. Still you would of thought they might of bought something out by now but MS have a habit of leaving certain things to third parties, print management being one that springs to mind untill R2.

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