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Force logoff after certain hours through group policy

Posted on 2009-07-03
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Hi,

Is there a way through group policy to add a scheduled task that forces users to logoff at a certain time each night? I was able to create a .cmd script and put that in group policy. It is in the code section of this question. It didn't work. In event viewer there is an error that reads: The At2.job command failed to start due to the following error:
The system cannot find the file specified.

Any ideas?
at 22:00 /EVERY:M,T,W,Th,F,S,Su "shutdown -r -f -t 60 -c "Please close all programs - this PC will now restart"

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set the group policy: Network security: Force logoff when logon hours expire under Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\Security Options\

Then, in AD user properties goto Account >> Logon Hours and set the time the user is allowed to be logged in...

GPUPDATE /force afterwards and you should be all set.
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