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How to I force domain users accounts to log off at a certain time, but not lock their abaility to re log into the system?

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Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I need to find a way to log users off through a batch or something that i can put in a policy to force log off after a certain inactivity time period, but still allow them to log back on to the domain. The built in GP only allows configuration for log on/Log off hours. Any ideas?
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We use this and it works pretty well...

http://windowsxp.mvps.org/winexit.htm

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This doesn't seem to work when Group Policy is already set to lock the PC after 30 minutes of inactivity. Correct me if i am wrong, but doesn't this have to be installed on every single machine? I would like to have something that would automatically do it for the whole domain.
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First of all how many users you have ?

simple method will be go to AD and right click the user,click account and click logonhours..here you can specify the days and time this specific user can login to the domain..

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D0MN01:

Thanks I am working on it right now. Will tell you how it goes.

sk_raja_raja: I can't set log on/off hours because most people in my organization work around the clock.
No, actuall you can use group policy to Force logoff ,but some you will not be able to login back.
Probably if you have a chance try to test forcelogoff and log on hours on the same group policy for a user and see what happens.... ref the link below
http://forums.microsoft.com/WindowsToolsandUtilities/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=2736035&SiteID=69 

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