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July 27, 2005 7:44:02 AM

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how can a user be forcebelly logged off after a certain period of time. that
is say, after 9 PM, user A must be logged off forcebelly.

i have heard abt this but cant get the thing on right path. any sugestion

aken

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July 27, 2005 11:51:14 AM

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Create a Scheduled Task that runs the following command:

LOGOFF

This will force the currently active user to be logged off. In conjunction with this, use the information found at:

http://www.dougknox.com/xp/tips/xp_restrict_users.htm

to restrict when they can log back on.

And last, but not least, there are 3rd party programs that will allow you to restrict a user's time on the computer, on a per-user basis. Windows does not have any built-in features for this.

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"aken" <aken@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:BF91EA32-C6E5-4C7A-BDDE-213DCF6522DF@microsoft.com...
> how can a user be forcebelly logged off after a certain period of time. that
> is say, after 9 PM, user A must be logged off forcebelly.
>
> i have heard abt this but cant get the thing on right path. any sugestion
>
> aken
July 28, 2005 3:46:06 AM

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"Doug Knox MS-MVP" wrote:
> Create a Scheduled Task that runs the following command:
>
> LOGOFF

can u pls give me the hints on to how to go on with this command. like where
to write the code and where to place that code.

rest, i can manage to go through.

hoping for RE:
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Anonymous
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July 28, 2005 7:44:26 AM

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Start, Help and Support. Search for Scheduled Tasks.

--
Doug Knox, MS-MVP Windows Media Center\Windows Powered Smart Display\Security
Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
http://www.dougknox.com
--------------------------------
Per user Group Policy Restrictions for XP Home and XP Pro
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm
--------------------------------
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"aken" <aken@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:F8F47707-CF79-48BF-A17C-5851F554C0D6@microsoft.com...
>
>
> "Doug Knox MS-MVP" wrote:
>> Create a Scheduled Task that runs the following command:
>>
>> LOGOFF
>
> can u pls give me the hints on to how to go on with this command. like where
> to write the code and where to place that code.
>
> rest, i can manage to go through.
>
> hoping for RE:
July 28, 2005 9:39:05 AM

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"Doug Knox MS-MVP" wrote:

> Start, Help and Support. Search for Scheduled Tasks.
>
i know this scheduled task thing. what am asking is the this statement that
u wrote:

>>Create a Scheduled Task that runs the following command:

>>LOGOFF

where does this LOGOFF gets written, in notepad or is it to be made script
or that this must be in a batch file??? or is this a one time command???

can you pls elaborate ur suggestion, pls. may be this may annoy you but
with ur halp omly can i proceed. hence this trouble again.

aken
Anonymous
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July 28, 2005 6:47:58 PM

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Aken,

You need to open Control Panel and go to Scheduled Tasks. Click Add Scheduled Task. Click the Next button and in the following dialog, click Browse. Navigate to C:\Windows\System32\Logoff.exe. And click Open. In the next dialog, choose the option that you want, for how often the task runs. In your case, choose Daily and click the Next button. Set the Start time that you desire and set the Start Date. You can also tell it only to run on weekdays or every day. Then click Next. Now, you need to enter a username and password of an Administrator level account, so that the task can execute. The account used must have a password. Click Next, then click Finish.

Note: There is a registry modification that allows the use of blank passwords for scheduled tasks, but it also allows the use of blank passwords for a number of other things, including network access, running programs and the like. It can create a majority security hole in your system. I DO NOT recommend using it.

--
Doug Knox, MS-MVP Windows Media Center\Windows Powered Smart Display\Security
Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
http://www.dougknox.com
--------------------------------
Per user Group Policy Restrictions for XP Home and XP Pro
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm
--------------------------------
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"aken" <aken@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:62D6294B-4A7E-47F5-872C-8DE60401AC79@microsoft.com...
>
>
> "Doug Knox MS-MVP" wrote:
>
>> Start, Help and Support. Search for Scheduled Tasks.
>>
> i know this scheduled task thing. what am asking is the this statement that
> u wrote:
>
>>>Create a Scheduled Task that runs the following command:
>
>>>LOGOFF
>
> where does this LOGOFF gets written, in notepad or is it to be made script
> or that this must be in a batch file??? or is this a one time command???
>
> can you pls elaborate ur suggestion, pls. may be this may annoy you but
> with ur halp omly can i proceed. hence this trouble again.
>
> aken
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