Best way to auto log off people in a Windows 2012 r2 domain on Win 7 and win 8 desktops

There are a few different things i read that have to do with screen savers.  The problem is the computers I am working with are shared.  So the screen saver rarely activates.  There are 10 or so employees that work on the same 5 computers through the day.  A typical situation is one employee is working on a given desktop, then locks workstation leaving a particular app open.  Second user comes in and hits ctrl alt delete and logs in opens app and begins their work.  That user simply walks away and 3rd user comes to work at that station, and also opens app.  

The site is only allowed to run 10 copies of the software, so the 11th person that does the above can't get into the software since the server thinks there are too many users.  I have tried training users to log off when done, but sometimes they are distracted or new, or any number of reasons why users don't listen.

Because the user forgets to log out, or simply scoots over to non-computer work and the other worker logs in to computer, the screen saver never activates, so I am not sure that would work in this environment.  Has anyone found anything that works for this type of scenario?
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Sounds like all users are using the same account since the app is still open when the next user logs in, is that true?  If that is the case not sure how the count gets to 10, can you explain a little please?
Joshua HopkinsPresidentCommented:
If you disable fast user switching then when a new user logs in to windows it will log the other user out.
tsaicoAuthor Commented:
They are not using the same windows account (Or application account for that matter).  Imagine the end users both start word.exe.  If you opened task manager, you would two instances of word.exe, one for user1 and the other for user2.  Same thing here, where the user who is idled is under his own windows profile and application profile, like they should be, but there are two separate instances running on the same computer.


I did think of that portion, but since they are not admins on their machines, doesn't it require the user who locked it to unlock and log out?  As I recall, and it has been a while, it says "this computer is in use, and only so and so or an administrator can unlock this computer"
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Joshua HopkinsPresidentCommented:
You can force a logoff after inactivity via GOP if needed.  I found the instructions here and tested on windows 7 and windows 8.


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tsaicoAuthor Commented:
unfortunately, this only works for situations where no on is on the computer at all, the computer is idle long enough, then it logs off the user.  In my situation, the computer is still in use, but it might be a 2nd user, so the screen saver never activates.  The 2nd user that sat down went to switch user, leaving the 1st one logged in (and app opened).  So unless that 2nd person idles long enough, the screen saver never runs and the end user remains on.
tsaicoAuthor Commented:
Not quit the answer I was hoping for, since if a user session is going on for a while it can cause it to never open the screen saver until the end of the day.   That being said, generally speaking, it eventually hits, and logs off all the users on the machine.  So while not what I was hoping for, it is better than the way it was.
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