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Network Policy to lock out from idle session

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Hi,
 
 I have SBS2011/DC network and like to know if there is a way to create a network policy that logs users out after so many minutes of inactivity. I know I can go around each workstation PC on the network and manually do it, but I would prefer to do it on the domain controller.

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Thanks for the information. I was going to go with 30 minute inactivity, but I learned that there are users that want 1 minute, 10 minutes ... it varies.
Can I exclude certain workstations from the 30 minute policy?
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Anytime sglee, yes you can exclude certain workstations from any policy but then you will have to create a group for that user as well as a separate policy for them or don't include that group to the main policy.

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Can I create two groups:
Group1: screen lockout after 30 minutes inactivity
Group2: no lockout enforcement from DC. Allow each individual user/owner of the PC to do whatever they want to do
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Sure, or alternatively just leave the users you don't want to apply the policy to from Group1.  The policy is only effective for users in Group1 inclusive.

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Thanks for your help.
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You're welcome. Cheers!
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