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how to restrict WindowsVista/7 to allow ONLY ONE concurrent user logon?

Google is not playing nice with this. Problem with our Windows Vista/7 computers (on a WS2003 Domain) -- someone fails to log out when they're done, the computer "locks", then the next person comes along and "logs on as different user". So now, we have 2 or 3 people logged on simultaneously and needlessly, taking up the computers resources. And the first person stays logged on permanently, until the next reboot.

How can I restrict this to allow only ONE user to be logged in?  (in other words, have the "next" user have to force a logout of the previous user, in order to log in themselves.)

I'm guessing it may be in Group Policy somewhere...

Thanks
-Soy

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Thanks! Those worked great. HOWEVER, this only solves half the puzzle.

Now when a computer is "Locked" (with someone logged in), the next person cannot log in without rebooting.
I'm looking for a way for the second person to "Force logoff" of the first person, without rebooting. (I realize that unsaved files could be lost, but that's ok)

Any ideas?

Thanks...
We have actually implemented a similar configuration on our domain, and to the best of my knowledge that can't really be done without possessing an account with full admin privileges on that machine.  That being said, it is typically more practical to just have the new end-user reboot, if necessary.
Does pressing CTRL-ALT-DEL bring up a dialog?  You may have to press out more than once.
Thanks Run5k and Paulmacd, this has been very helpful.

My solution will be to shut off screensaver auto-lock, so even if someone forgets to log out, the next person will be able to log them out. This works for us, we have the trust.

Thanks!
-Soy
Glad to help!