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set Logout time

Hi

I want Win Xp to automatically logout the current user, say after 5 minutes of inactivity. Any Idea?

Tnx in advance
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Raab314159
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Duncan MeyersCommented:
You can use WinExit.scr form the Windows resource kit. It runs as a screen saver and forces a logout after a period of inactivity taht you can set. Here's the link:  http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;314999
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Raab314159Author Commented:
cannot locate file WinExit.scr...
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sramesh2kCommented:
>>The Microsoft Windows 2000 Resource Kit includes the Winexit.scr tool that you can use to automatically quit a user's programs and to log the user off of the workstation.


The article obviously misses the information that winexit.scr is a free download as a part of Windows 2003 (not 2000) Resource Kit.

http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/winexit.htm
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Crash2100Commented:
Actually, you can do this with any screen saver.  Just set the screen saver to come on after five minutes, then check the box that says "On resume, password protect."  And that will bring up the login screen when the screen saver is turned off.

To protect your files by using a screen saver password
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/home/using/productdoc/en/default.asp?url=/windowsxp/home/using/productdoc/en/display_assign_screensaver_password.asp
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sramesh2kCommented:
Howdy Crash2100,

Just a note:

Screensaver password protection just locks the workstation (or switches to Welcome Screen), but the user account will be logged on still.

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sramesh2kCommented:
Thanks. I prefer the pts be shared with meyersd.
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