Is there a way to Prompt User to Save Work in Windows Server 2003 environment?

Is there a group policy setting in Windows Server 2003 that will activate a periodic prompt to the network user to save their work? Or, is there another way to achieve such an alert or prompt as a reminder to users?
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tomuky2kConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Hi you could run a command prompt script,

Replace MACHINE-NAME with the name of the pc e.g. PC001
and Replace Message with text,
NET SEND PC001 Please remember to save your Work!
This would create a popup message saying please remember to save your work! to machine PC001,
You can send this message to a every computer on the domain if you wanted to.
To get the regular message you could create the script in Notepad and save as a .bat file and then use the windows scheduler to schedule the .bat file to be run every hour or 2 hours, if you wanted to run it more often than this then I would recommend finding another way of doing it or having an old machine to send these messages so your server isn't running them, unless all your server does is share file and printers in which case it would probably be fine.
fishadrConnect With a Mentor Commented:
There is nothing included as a group policy to do this as standard.

However, if you are using Microsoft Office etc then you can set the auto save functions so that it will save the documents for you (or create a backup):
Donald StewartConnect With a Mentor Network AdministratorCommented:
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