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    Auto Logout in 2003 Domain?

    hello all

    is there a way, preferably using group policy to log a user off after a period of inactivity. i know that there is a screen saver that can do something along these lines but i would rather not use it. i would also like to be able to set it from the server and not have to go to each client to enable it.

    any ideas please post

    thanks for the help

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    Re: Auto Logout in 2003 Domain?

    I only know of the screen saver method sorry.

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    Re: Auto Logout in 2003 Domain?

    i know i said i didnt want to use a screen saver but i think i may have to. Could anyone tell me how to go about setting it up, just where to start is cool

    cheers people!

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    Re: Auto Logout in 2003 Domain?

    Do you mean that it logs them out when they've been logged in an hour? Or do you mean that it will log them out at a certain time? Say 3pm?

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    Re: Auto Logout in 2003 Domain?

    I'm using that screensaver over the summer holidays, sick of staff leaving pcs logged in. They know the risks but simply don't give a damn.

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    Re: Auto Logout in 2003 Domain?

    i would like it to log them off after a period of inactivity say after 15 mins of not using the machine

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    Re: Auto Logout in 2003 Domain?

    i have decided that i am going to use win exit but i cant find how to set it up remotely on each workstation. any ideas. and by the way thanks to all the people on this thread who helped me out. much appreciated!

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    Re: Auto Logout in 2003 Domain?

    You need to get the file on the local machine (startup script is probably the easy way). Then use Group Policy to specify the screen saver.

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    Re: Auto Logout in 2003 Domain?

    Why not use task scheduler?

    There's an option under Task Properties -> settings to specify that the job only runs if the computer has been idle for xx mins. Wait for a 15 min or so idle period then the scheduled job will kick in which runs psshutdown (or your preferred shutdown method). This can display a message and a further timed countdown before shutdown which the user can cancel if they're still at the workstation.

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    Re: Auto Logout in 2003 Domain?

    good idea chad, cheers. i will give it a go



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