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Auto Log Off on Thin Client

Posted on 2014-03-27
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Hi

I would like to know if there's a way to auto log off a thin client - example after 4 hours of idle time or session it will auto log off the user from the thin client.

Is there a way to do this via GPO or any scripting in this matter?

Thanks,
Goraek
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by:Alex Green
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Well that depends on the thin client

http://www.chippc.com/xcalibur-global/

that works pretty well, I used it previously, plus you can do a lot more remote admin on it.
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According to me, You can't apply GPOs to the thin clients. You can only apply them to the terminal server (You need to apply GPO on OU containing Terminal server) which would affect all thin clients.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc960214.aspx

Check below GPO setting Terminate session when time limits are reached
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753112(v=ws.10).aspx

Mahesh.
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by:goraek
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Yes GPO isnt supported on thin client. We have Win7Embedded on thin client and it is joined to the domain. I'm not sure if theres a way to script registry key and enable time out and log off automatically?
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You need to enforce your polices on terminal server as stated in earlier comment which will then enforced to thin clients hopefully
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by:goraek
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We have tried that, it doesnt automatically log off the thin client.
We need a simple solution to log off the domain joined thin client automatically after x amount if time.
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Thats for TS. It doesn't help. It needd to be the thin client.  Thin client is on the domain just to be much clearer.
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by:Mahesh
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When you access thin client, you are actually accessing server session

So whatever GPO you wanted to deploy it must be deployed on terminal server only, it will effect on server sessions on thin client hopefully
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as i understand, you want to disconnect the thinclient local user and not any kind of remote connection

psshutdown -t 4:00 -o -v 60 -m "session timeout reached"

launch this command upon login and the user will be disconnected after 4 hours
 
the command and doc are available here
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897541.aspx
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THanks.
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