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Automatic Logoff after being Idle?

Posted on 2006-06-28
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Hello,

Is there a way I can configure XP Pro to automatically logoff a user after a certain about of idle time.  We're having a problem with users not logging off, which leaves the computer useless until an administrator can come and force a logoff.  This computer is not connected to a domain.

Thanks,
--Michael
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Not Directly from the OS.

You could prob get a 3rd party application to perform the task but the issue is is when users have work open and they go for a tea break. Its the bane of System Admins everywhere unfortunatly but it may make you more unpopular.
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The idle time I'd set would be around 2 hours, to ensure, at least in my eyes, that they're gone and not coming back.  Can you recommend any of the third-party tools....Hopefully freeware?
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What server operating system are you using?? you can potentially force a logoff at a specific time, so if your users go at 5, you can auto kick them off at 7.  not ideal, but it will soon teach them to do as theyre told when they start loosing work (and its their own fault)
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Force user logoff after a period of inactivity:
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/winexit.htm
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by:rhickmott
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Well a screensaver is one way of doing it I suppose :)

There could be issues though if the more tech savvy users were allowed to change the screensaver. You may have to prevent them from doing so in the GPO.
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Thanks everyone, for my purposes a screensaver will work great, my users wouldn't know/want to mess with the display settings.  
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