How do I force a logoff after period of inactivity and/or specified time?

I want to force our SBS 2003 domain users to log off at a specific time at night (for backups) as well as after a period of inactivity. This should apply even to RDP users. *The administrator should be exempt from all of this* He should be able to log in anytime but still be subject to the period of inactivity rule.

The articles on Experts-Exchange seem to provide this but none really assume a person never using Group Policies before. I wish to learn my first one doing this. So please spell it out. Some of the explantions match what I see up to a point and then don't look the same so I don't want to mess this up.

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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
There is a special screen saver on the Server 2003 CD called WinExit.  Here's the KB that describes it: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/Q314999

You can deploy this screen saver via Group Policy, or you can just set it up manually on each workstation.

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saxguyAuthor Commented:
I did see that as one of the EE solutions but I also want to see a step by step procedure for deploying this via a GPO.

Also, does this solution include all the requirements of my first paragraph?
Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
This blog posting will help you in GPO deployment:  http://blog.case.edu/djc6/2005/03/09/automatically_log_off_users

Well, no this doesn't necessarily force RDP users to log off you would have to restrict the hours that users can log on remotely.  But I don't understand your reasoning for wanting to do this... if you are using the built-in SBS Backup it runs with Volume Shadow Copy, so even if a file is in use, it gets backed up.

Jeff
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saxguyAuthor Commented:
>>if you are using the built-in SBS Backup it runs with Volume Shadow Copy, so even if a file is in use, it gets backed up.
Even an Exchange mailbox?

I can certainly use the hour restriction for RDP users. If they are logged in during the time the restriction goes into effect, what will they experience?
Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
They will be forced off.  Their session will end.  I believe that there is no warning for this and that they may lose information that they are working on.  I don't use this setting, so I really have never seen it be invoked.

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