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getting vista to auto logoff an account after period of inactivity

Posted on 2009-04-17
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I was looking online but no one seems to have an easy solution to this problem. With vista setting a screensaver, will lock an account requiring a login after a predetermined time, but how can you automatically log a standard account off after it has not been used for say 15 minutes?
I've thought of PsShutdown, but that appears to be a timer for a session, not something that will check for account inactivity. Is there a way to do it in vista, or do I need a third party solution, and if so any suggestions that are simple and work?
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This should work: http://www.mcgelec.com/Logoffss/default.asp
But it's not free.

I don't know if this screensaver works with Windows Vista
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/winexit.htm
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sorry for the delay - i've been away on holiday...

looked at the site for logoff screen saver, but as you say it's not a free solution. I'm going to try winexit.scr, but will research it first
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Unfortunately, winexit.scr states it's not compatible when you go to install it.
Any other solutions?
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Unfortunately I don't know of any other free solution.
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The author has asked for a solution, be never requested explicitly only a free solution. Therefore I object to delete the question.
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