Solved

Auto logoff after idle time

Posted on 2011-09-23
5
1,127 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
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?
0
Comment
Question by:Poncho_AUS
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:Kruno Džoić
ID: 36585380
0
 
LVL 58

Accepted Solution

by:
Cliff Galiher earned 500 total points
ID: 36585404
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
0
 

Author Comment

by:Poncho_AUS
ID: 36596292
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.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Poncho_AUS
ID: 36998801
Cliff's suggestion worked a treat from the feedback I have recieved.
0

Featured Post

Ransomware-A Revenue Bonanza for Service Providers

Ransomware – malware that gets on your customers’ computers, encrypts their data, and extorts a hefty ransom for the decryption keys – is a surging new threat.  The purpose of this eBook is to educate the reader about ransomware attacks.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

You may have discovered the 'Compatibility View Settings' workaround for making your SBS 2008 Remote Web Workplace 'connect to a computer' section stops 'working around' after a Windows 10 client upgrade.  That can be fixed so it 'works around' agai…
When you try to extract and to view the contents of a Microsoft Update Standalone Package (MSU) for Windows Vista, you cannot extract the files from the MSU. Here we are going to explain how to extract those hotfix details without using any third pa…
This Micro Tutorial will teach you the basics of configuring your computer to improve its speed. It will also teach you how to disable programs that are running in the background simultaneously. This will be demonstrated using Windows 7 operating…
If you’ve ever visited a web page and noticed a cool font that you really liked the look of, but couldn’t figure out which font it was so that you could use it for your own work, then this video is for you! In this Micro Tutorial, you'll learn yo…
Suggested Courses

628 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question