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How can I force a user to log out after a period of inactivity

Posted on 2004-08-13
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Last Modified: 2010-05-18
I have been using Group policies in Active Directory to log users off the server at a certain time, however I would like to set up a system that will log them out after say 3 hours of inactivity.  I use a login/logoff script and was wondering if there was any way to adapt this to force the log out.
Question by:neiljmcrae
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cooljai1 earned 500 total points
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If you want to use a logout after about Three Hours, you can also use a third party utility available at
named ScreenPass.

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ID: 11791947
Ok - I have the file winexit.scr on my server....if is use active directory to set a group policy that will use this screensaver is there any way of setting the time limit or will I have to reconfigure all the indivuidal client machines to a certain time.....I like the idea but do now want to spend money or time on it :-)


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ID: 11818012
I have set up the screen saver to kick in after 2 hours of inactivity but nothing is happening and the workstations are stilll logged on when i come back in the morning...

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ID: 11963433
While you seem reticent about answering my two queries I am not known for my stingeness and the points have been awarded. :-)


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