Using GPO to get Internet Explorer to close after a set period of time

Posted on 2009-04-17
Last Modified: 2013-12-08
Just wondering if it possible to use GPO (Windows 2003 network) to close Internet Explorer down if it is idle for a set period of time.

At my firm (I am IT Manager) we use a web filtering tool that reports on users internet usage. Something that keeps coming up is when users are listed on the report as spending all day on the web (in some cases more than their contractual hours) they are claiming that they have left IE open but not using it.

Just wondering if it possible to use GPO to get IE to close after a set period of idle time?

Question by:Mark Galvin
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    As far as I know, there isn't a way to specify idle time in IE through GP because IE doesn't actually keep track of it. I don't think you can accomplish what you are trying through Group Policy.

    You may want to look into some kind of software solution, such as the following:

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