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Shutdown computer after idle for a long time

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Dear all.
My environment is Windows XP machines running in a Windows 2003 domain. My question is, we have a lot of students that logon do what ever they need to do, logoff, getup and leave the computer class. Now we have a problem where computers stay on for a very long time even though they are not being use. Is there a way to prevent this? I don’t wanna make use of shutting down a computer after a certain time as this is not a time related problem, I can’t determine when I user would wanna make use of a computer. I need to have the computer shutdown when it’s been idling for a long time. If this is a computer setting, can this be done through a GP? If it is additional software that needs to be installed on all computers would I be able to use a GP for this as well?
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Additionally please read this Article from microsoft regarding Group Policy refresh preventing stand by or hibernation.

http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/Windows/XP/all/reskit/en-us/Default.asp?url=/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/reskit/en-us/prdc_mcc_npul.asp

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Thanx J
I never though of this :-)
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No problem, I hope it helps. ;)

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