Toggle Service State at Login/Logoff
Posted on 2014-01-08
We plan to utilize our logged-off workstations for renderings (via Autodesk's Backburner software) but want it set up so that when a user logs in, their workstation is removed from the pool of available render nodes. The easiest way to do this seems to be by stopping the Backburner service when a user logs in, and starting the service when they log out.
I know I can do this via login/logoff script ("net stop/start BACKBURNER_SRV_200"), but is there a way to do this with a GPO policy (or other)? I've otherwise eliminated the need for login/logoff scripts and would like to avoid them if possible. Thanks!