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Auto logoff after idle time

Posted on 2011-09-23
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Hi Guys

I am trying to setup a GP that will auto logoff or lock client PC's after a certain amount of idle time.
The environment is SBS 2003 with XP, Vista and 7 clients hanging off it.

You would think this would be a simple problem but its not, in 2003 GP I can set it up to require a password upon the screen save coming on which from what I have read seems to be the only way to do it. Unfortunately this only works for the XP clients as Windows 7 clients will not accept a .scr file or something along those lines so the group policy will not apply to them.

Is there a simple way to achieve what I want to do?
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The policy you mentioned for XP still works with win7. Just use a default screen saver instead of a custom .scr file. I have this working many places with vista and win7 32and 64 bit.

-Cliff
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by:Poncho_AUS
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Thanks Cliff, I will look into that ASAP and respond to this topic.

M3rc74, I don't get what you mean by that link, RSAT is a tool you install on the client PC to manage functions of a server remotely, without having to RDP.
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by:Poncho_AUS
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Cliff's suggestion worked a treat from the feedback I have recieved.
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