troubleshooting Question

Delegate authority to unlock workstation

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Is it possible to delegate the authority to unlock workstations to non-administrators?

I would like to set up a group of people that are allowed to unlock workstations, perhaps even only certain workstations.

We are running a NT 4.0 domain, soon to upgrade to AD.  Our workstations are a combination of Win2k/WinXP.  We have several PCs on the plant floor used by multiple people.  I can't continue to let them stay logged in, and automatically locking their workstation only results in people going home, with their workstations locked.

Automatically logging users off is one solution, but they take a while to log back in again. (They are fairly old PCs) Ideally, I would have add all users of a particular PC to a group which is allowed to unlock/logoff that PC, and then they could log in themselves.

Any ideas?
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