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Allow Users to Log Off Others

Posted on 2012-03-15
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Hello,

I have two users that share one PC. One user uses the PC during the day. The other user uses the PC in the evenings via RDP.

However, when the day user leaves, she keeps forgetting to log off, which prevents the night user from logging in via rdp.

How can I give both users permission to log each other off, without giving them admin rights?

Windows XP on an SBS 2003 domain

Thanks
Dan
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not in 2003 server but in 2008 and windows 7 you can just login while the other user is logged in
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As I stated, its a Windows XP workstation being shared.

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Dan
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Don Thomson earned 500 total points
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If both users are standard Domain users - on a SBS 2003 - you can give both users on the local machine permissions through the local group policy -

You can also make them both local administrators - the biggest problem is if they don't log out of their actual programs - then that may cause data corruption if you force a log off.

You may want to try running a VB  Script that will close whatever programs that may be open such as outlook, Word etc  and then do a restart. Unless the PC has 3.5 Gig of ram - it most likely needs to be restarted after 8 hours anyways.  A Batch file called from the task scheduler would accomplish this.  If the first person finishes at 5pm and the next person starts at 6pm  then schedule the task for 5:30pm
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