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GPO option "Amount of idle time required before disconnecting session" will not work

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I run a small audio company network in Northern California.  2K SP4 server, single forest/site/domain, native mode, mostly 2K SP4 clients, 2 XPPro SP1 clients.  Very few GPO's in place, network architecture is simple.  The above mentioned GPO option will not work.  I've tried it in different GPO's, in different OU's, even at the domain security policy level.  I believe the security rights are correct, and there are no overrides or blocked policy inheritance issues.  I'm simply stumped.  Other options in the same GPO work on clients, just not this one.  Help!
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Are you trying to log off the user?  I don't think that that setting does that. That one and the Automatically log off user after X time severs SMB sessions, not logons.  I am not certain there IS a GP object that actually does that, but Mircrosoft provides a special screen saver in the Resource Kit that might do the trick:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q314999
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BTW, if you don't want to load the resource kit, you can just download the winexit.scr file from this page.  Here's a test:  Once you have placed the winexit.scr file in your System32 directory, you select the 'Logoff Screen Saver' from Display Properties, and set a time.  It will give a popup warning and a 30 second counter, then close any open programs and log the user off.
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Oops.  Forgot the link to winexit.scr, sorry:
http://www.computerperformance.co.uk/ezine/tools.htm#WinExit.scr
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Thanks, that did it.  Handy little thing that screensaver is.
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Coolbeans!  Glad to help.
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