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We're looking for a solution for a new building where we'll be having both physical computers and VDI instances within a room and since there is no physical security in place at the moment, we'd like to see if there is anything available to first provide physical security onto rooms as well as to possibly lock the machines if no one is in the room.  Here are the specs for our opportunity:

650 users
Windows 8/10
computers include VDI instances and desktop
AD integrated
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To auto-lock/-unlock, there are techniques available, look at http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/lock-windows-computer-bluetooth-proximity-lock-utility/ - under the keyword "proximity", you can search for further info.
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It may be personal preference on my end, but in my opinion, Bluetooth can be hacked. When I was in the service we used common access cards with a smart chip reader (unclassified public information) which I absolutely fell in love with the security of having such. I still have a smart card reader for my laptop.

Smarts cards may have up to 8 kilobytes of RAM, 346 kilobytes of ROM, 256 kilobytes of programmable ROM, and a 16-bit microprocessor. The smart card uses a serial interface and receives its power from external sources like a card reader. The processor uses a limited instruction set for applications such as cryptography.

You can use smart cards for web and hardware authentication (doors, unlocking hard drives, authenticating in terminals, accessing certain domains and web pages).

More info can be found here: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd277362.aspx
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probably can look into contactless smartcard for physical access and machine authentication. The C1150 is available as a hybrid card with a contact chip and one or several RFID chips for physical access.
https://www.hidglobal.com/products/cards-and-credentials/crescendo/c1150
Besides it can be used as a smartcard for the WIndow login, it serves also for physical access as a RFID card
Secure solution for RFID deployments

To meet the needs of current physical access control customers, the card can be customized with the “physical access control” technologies you can choose from HID iCLASS®, iCLASS SE®, MIFARE®, MIFARE DESFire® EV1, HID or Indala® proximity, and other combinations through multi-technology Crescendo cards. The cards offer a variety of combinations of contactless technologies embedded in a single card
brochure - https://www.hidglobal.com/sites/default/files/resource_files/crescendo-smart-card-series-br-en.pdf
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Suggested card access means and lock machine approach.
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