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I dont want the logon to show the name of the last user that logged in / How do I auto log a user off after 3 hours.

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After a user loggs out.. If sombody else goes to log in the name of the last person that logged in shows up in the login field.

Im useing server 2003.

How do you remove this so it is blank?


Part 2...

If a user forgets to LOG OFF, I dont mind the system locking it self... but after say 2-3 hours I want them to be forced to log off and the computer to return to the log in screen.
How is this done.

2 part question So I say 500pts :)
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by:Microtech
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Hi mrchaos101,

what os in 2000 http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;q310125&sd=tech but should be the sam ein wk3

Hope This helps
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there is a group policy in win 2k for automatically log off users when idle time expires i will try and fine the doc
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will be the same or similar in win2003
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Microtech,

On the winexit.scr   solution... do I have to go to EACH computer and set that up?
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i think so ....the best solution is through group policies on the ad domain...
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Well I want to eddit the DOMAIN USERS Group but I have never done any thing with group policys yet.
I tired that first link... kind of but it griped that this is a PDC and I could not install the snap in?
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is this for all users or just for your domain controller both q's
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I have 1 Server that has Active Directory running Windows Server 2003.

ALL clinet users are running Windows XP PRO.

I want it where any domain user that is in acitve for x amount of time to be LOGGED OFF and back to the log on screen.
I want ALL computers on the doman to NOT show the name of the last person that logged on.
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OK was able to get it to make the last logged on user blank.

Still trying to find where to edit group in 2k3 to auto log the client pc off if they havent been active
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Is there a place I can go in the group policy edditor to tell it log off after x amount of inactive time?
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i remember that in GPO you have option to log user off after logon hour expire not after x amount of idle time
try winexit.scr and see if it fits your need.
and you can set logon hour from dsa.msc
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I would like to stay away from a screen saver type command...

I was hoping the SEVER would log off the users and force the client to go back to the log in screen.  Is this posable?
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OK I think I can do it

On my NETWORK SERVER I am currently in:
Configuration>Windows Settings>Security Settings> then rightclick on Registry and select Add Key

and in the registyr im in

HKEY_Local_Machine\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion

ONCE on the key I gave DOMAIN USERS FULL CONTROLL as it stated in your recomendation thread.

Now how do I set up the policy on my server to foce them to use that screen saver.
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OK I got it to work

I can tell y ou all got tired of me heehhe sorry to be a bother.

Thank you all for your help.

Microtech put up with a lot of crap but hung in there with me. I am going to award the thread points to him.

/bow to Microtech

Thank you kindly for your help.

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many thankings to you.... I enjoyed this thread thanks
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