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How can I turn Win7 ScreenSaver to Kill a Task?

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I could be going about this all the wrong way, but..

I have some WIndows 7 PCs that we are turning into KIOSK PCs, and I want to have the Screen Saver kill the Access database that will be running.

So, if a user gets up and walks away from the Access database entry for 3 minutes, instead of a screen saver kicking in.. it kills the Access database process running.

Then the next user will just have to double-click on the database icon to re-start it.

I thought of using scheduled tasks, but those have not seemed to work reliably.

Any thoughts?
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Question by:AvatharV
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I would suggest writing a simple vb.net app (which can kill that database), rename it .scr, set it as the screen saver and voila, you're done.
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I use a program called System Silencer on a Win 7 Tablet for a similar purpose.

System Silencer
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by:Boyd (HiTechCoach) Trimmell, Microsoft Access MVP
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Why not just have Access auto shutdown if Idle. This way you have a graceful close. Killing the Task has a high chance of corrupting the database.


See:
Detect and Logoff Idle Users
     Detects and ejects idle users after set time period.  

Boyd Trimmell, Microsoft Access MVP
aka HiTechCoach
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I agreed with Boyd, but the problem I was facing was non-computer people leaving their person data open on a KIOSK pc.. and my boss wanted it killed ASAP.  I ended up using a scheduled task to kill the database when the screen saver turned on.

Did.. http://www.sevenforums.com/performance-maintenance/240227-task-scheduler-trigger-screensaver-event-possible.html
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