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Hello,
I have exchange 2000 installed on a W2K server with all the latest fixes installed. I have OWA running over ssl through a PIX 515. I was curious if it would be possible to auto log off a user after a certain amount of idle time? Or possiblely have an allowed logon and disallowed logon times for IIS? I currently have the connection timeout set to 450 seconds and in the apps options tab I have the session timeout to 10 mins. When I go to the web log I can see that someone has left the browser open and I see this in the log.

24.x.x.x - - [24/Feb/2005:00:02:28 -0600] "POLL /exchange/jdoe/Inbox HTTP/1.1" 401 7984
24.x.x.x - USI\jdoe [24/Feb/2005:00:02:29 -0600] "POLL /exchange/jdoe/Inbox HTTP/1.1" 207 495
24.x.x.x - - [24/Feb/2005:00:04:28 -0600] "POLL /exchange/jdoe/Inbox HTTP/1.1" 401 7984
24.x.x.x - USI\jdoe [24/Feb/2005:00:04:29 -0600] "POLL /exchange/jdoe/Inbox HTTP/1.1" 207 495
24.x.x.x - - [24/Feb/2005:00:06:28 -0600] "POLL /exchange/jdoe/Inbox HTTP/1.1" 401 7984
24.x.x.x - USI\jdoe [24/Feb/2005:00:06:29 -0600] "POLL /exchange/jdoe/Inbox HTTP/1.1" 207 495
24.x.x.x - - [24/Feb/2005:00:08:28 -0600] "POLL /exchange/jdoe/Inbox HTTP/1.1" 401 7984
24.x.x.x - USI\jdoe [24/Feb/2005:00:08:29 -0600] "POLL /exchange/jdoe/Inbox HTTP/1.1" 207 495
24.x.x.x - - [24/Feb/2005:00:10:28 -0600] "POLL /exchange/jdoe/Inbox HTTP/1.1" 401 7984
24.x.x.x - USI\jdoe [24/Feb/2005:00:10:29 -0600] "POLL /exchange/jdoe/Inbox HTTP/1.1" 207 495
24.x.x.x - - [24/Feb/2005:00:12:28 -0600] "POLL /exchange/jdoe/Inbox HTTP/1.1" 401 798

I have asked this user to please do not leave the browser open and they still let this happen. Is there something I can configure to not allow this to happen on my end. SSL timeout or OWA Timeout etc.. I have gone to AD and set that employees log in restriction time but I would hate to have to do that for everyone. I'm not even sure that will help. I'm going to try it tonight. I have tried disabling HTTP Keep-alives but OWA does not work when I do this. Any links or info would be helpful.
Thank you
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Can't be done with Exchange 2000 as there is no cookie control.

Microsoft have corrected this with Exchange 2003 by creating a new feature called Forms Based Authentication. This uses a cookie to control the timeout.

Simon.
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