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Forcing users out of the network

Posted on 2004-09-08
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Is there away in Active Directory to force a user out of the network and off of their local system with out waiting for them to log off and back in?
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We use a couple of tricks:

1) force a remote shutdown of the remote workstation with the shutdown tools found in your resource kit; you can script this, and embed it within a machine policy if you have to.  It'll give them 30 seconds or so to shutdown, with a warning.
http://www.petri.co.il/download_free_reskit_tools.htm

2) You could schedule a remote at job to force a reboot:
at \\workstation 6:00 cmd /c \\server\utilities\shutdown.exe /r

3) To validate *who* is logged in, activate Domain Controller Security events - specifically you should trap logon/logoff account events.
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windows2000serv/maintain/monitor/logonoff.mspx

4) You can also ask the server to tell you who has which files open (you can see this under managecomputer/shared folders/open files).  You can then force a disconnect.  There's probably a command-line equiv for that, I just don't know it off the top of my head.

Hopefully that helps,
-aprilmj

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