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Loggin Off An Idled Win2k/WinXP workstation!!

Posted on 2004-08-20
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OK guys, here we go....

The last time I was looking for a solution to lock up idled workstations, and I found it (thanks to you).  The Problem (now) is that if the worksation is locked, it needs to be unlocked by an Administrator or the person that was using last.

I need to have the workstations log off the violators when left idled for more than 5 minutes.

Can this be done via scripts or some other trick??

Running native (AD) Win2k, with Win 2003 member servers; all worksations are either Win2k or WInXP

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That's tricky.. What if they are in the middle of writing  a document, do you save changes?  do you not save changes?  I wouldn't log someone off completely.  But you can use the shutdown command to restart the computer and force close all applications.

just type "shutdown" or "shutdown /?" at a dos prompt for an explanation on how to use it.  If you use /R, you can force a restart which will arrive back at the windows login box.
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Check this out..

http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=3FB6E343.FB3AE435@hydro.com

Note, you can also restart the computer using this, not only shut it down.
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