[Okta Webinar] Learn how to a build a cloud-first strategyRegister Now


Blocking a user from logging in to 2 machines at once

Posted on 2006-05-23
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2010-04-18
Is there a way to block a user from logging in to moer then 1 workstation at a time.  

We have a doc control appliction that uses My-documents as a temo storage place for draft documents.  

Users that are jumping around machines (with roaming profiles) are having a lot of problems and I think they are logging in to the new workstation before logging out of the old one.

I think If I can block multi-login things would be better ( or atleast they won't be profile version issues)

Question by:erikwhiteway
LVL 20

Accepted Solution

Debsyl99 earned 500 total points
ID: 16747112
Untested as yet by myself. With Win2k there was a resource kit utility called Cconnect.exe that helped with this problem - it doesn't seem to be included in the Win2k3 server Res kit. Also see the link for LimitLogon
How can I prevent users from logging on more than once, without using the Cconnect.exe Resource Kit Tool?
LimitLogon 1.0

Deb :))
LVL 48

Assisted Solution

Jay_Jay70 earned 500 total points
ID: 16747116
Hi erikwhiteway,

your stuck in an awkward position as if users were confined to one machine, then yes you could block it down easily but with multiple machines i dont know of a way

why dont you scrap roaming profiles and use folder redirection? its a much better way of doing things - just a thought

Author Comment

ID: 16753789
I'm looking at the tool above for multi log in.

I was thinking of going to 'home directory'  that will override the 'my documents' and take them to a network drive?  I just need to think about our laptop users.  and how to migrate the existing data from the my documents in profiles.


Featured Post

Vote for the Most Valuable Expert

It’s time to recognize experts that go above and beyond with helpful solutions and engagement on site. Choose from the top experts in the Hall of Fame or on the right rail of your favorite topic page. Look for the blue “Nominate” button on their profile to vote.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

by Batuhan Cetin In this article I will be guiding through the process of removing a failed DC metadata from Active Directory (hereafter, AD) using the ntdsutil tool in a Windows Server 2003 environment. These steps are not necessary in a Win…
A quick step-by-step overview of installing and configuring Carbonite Server Backup.
Please read the paragraph below before following the instructions in the video — there are important caveats in the paragraph that I did not mention in the video. If your PaperPort 12 or PaperPort 14 is failing to start, or crashing, or hanging, …
Look below the covers at a subform control , and the form that is inside it. Explore properties and see how easy it is to aggregate, get statistics, and synchronize results for your data. A Microsoft Access subform is used to show relevant calcul…

867 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question