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internet cafe program suggestions:e.g. prevent (xp) user from using internet after 15min, and how to enable it for 15min

Posted on 2004-09-15
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hi , im writing a quick and dirty app for a small 2 pc internet cafe.
the idea i have is that the user pays the administrator an amount

the  administrator then copies a exe i wrote to the desktop of the pc that will be used.

the client then runs the exe (which will be deleted afterwards) and then is allowed to use internet explorer for 15 minutes.
i am aware that windows explorer can also be used for this purpose.,

so should i rather let the user get logged off after his time expires? or how can i stop him from using the internet after the set time?

any other suggestions for my program? any links?
thanks!
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You can create an Application which shutdown the application after some time
for shutting down application see this
http://www.codeproject.com/csharp/timercomputershutdown.asp


But better option would be that you create an alarm at administrators computer for the set time and at the given time, use Remote desktop to shutdown the computer or stop the user.
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hi armoghan
i did write a timer in vb  that counts down and i plan to implement the disconnection procedures to it.
that codeproject link looks very good, im going to try it out now.
it seems that logging off the user is the best way to go?
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yes log off will serve the purpose from preventing the user to continue using internet
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hi armoghan, the link shuts down the pc.
do u perhaps have any tips regarding logging off?
thanks!
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In the same article see the Case 4. It logs off

case 4:
Org.Mentalis.Utilities.WindowsController.
ExitWindows(RestartOptions.LogOff, false);
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