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Anonymous
May 5, 2004 3:00:08 PM

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There must be a way to do this, but I can't find it. I'd
like to implement a policy which forces a user to logoff,
or lock, after a certain amount of idle time. That is:
you're logged in, you have word and outlook running on
your desktop, you walk away to a meeting, and after your
PC sits there for 15 minutes without being touched, it
goes into a "lock workstation" state. It seems essential,
but I can't find the policy choice to do it. Help?

BH

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Anonymous
May 5, 2004 3:08:36 PM

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Group Policy ->user configuration ->administrative templates ->Control
Panel ->Dislplay. Activate a screensaver and set it to password protect.
Set the screen saver timeout to 900 seconds. (15 minutes) this will lock
the workstation and force a user to ctrl-alt-dlt and type in their pass when
the screesaver is activated.
"BH" <bhamill@NOmbcSPAM.orkOK> wrote in message
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> There must be a way to do this, but I can't find it. I'd
> like to implement a policy which forces a user to logoff,
> or lock, after a certain amount of idle time. That is:
> you're logged in, you have word and outlook running on
> your desktop, you walk away to a meeting, and after your
> PC sits there for 15 minutes without being touched, it
> goes into a "lock workstation" state. It seems essential,
> but I can't find the policy choice to do it. Help?
>
> BH
>
Anonymous
May 7, 2004 1:32:01 PM

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in the resource kit there is also a tool called logoff.exe. you could define
this as your screensaver.
greets Omko
"Smelly" <john@me.net> schreef in bericht
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> Group Policy ->user configuration ->administrative templates ->Control
> Panel ->Dislplay. Activate a screensaver and set it to password protect.
> Set the screen saver timeout to 900 seconds. (15 minutes) this will lock
> the workstation and force a user to ctrl-alt-dlt and type in their pass
when
> the screesaver is activated.
> "BH" <bhamill@NOmbcSPAM.orkOK> wrote in message
> news:8d8501c432ca$cd8b5660$a101280a@phx.gbl...
> > There must be a way to do this, but I can't find it. I'd
> > like to implement a policy which forces a user to logoff,
> > or lock, after a certain amount of idle time. That is:
> > you're logged in, you have word and outlook running on
> > your desktop, you walk away to a meeting, and after your
> > PC sits there for 15 minutes without being touched, it
> > goes into a "lock workstation" state. It seems essential,
> > but I can't find the policy choice to do it. Help?
> >
> > BH
> >
>
>
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Anonymous
May 27, 2004 4:27:42 PM

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But how to force logoff?

>-----Original Message-----
>Group Policy ->user configuration ->administrative
templates ->Control
>Panel ->Dislplay. Activate a screensaver and set it to
password protect.
>Set the screen saver timeout to 900 seconds. (15
minutes) this will lock
>the workstation and force a user to ctrl-alt-dlt and type
in their pass when
>the screesaver is activated.
>"BH" <bhamill@NOmbcSPAM.orkOK> wrote in message
>news:8d8501c432ca$cd8b5660$a101280a@phx.gbl...
>> There must be a way to do this, but I can't find it.
I'd
>> like to implement a policy which forces a user to
logoff,
>> or lock, after a certain amount of idle time. That is:
>> you're logged in, you have word and outlook running on
>> your desktop, you walk away to a meeting, and after your
>> PC sits there for 15 minutes without being touched, it
>> goes into a "lock workstation" state. It seems
essential,
>> but I can't find the policy choice to do it. Help?
>>
>> BH
>>
>
>
>.
>
Anonymous
May 28, 2004 4:57:43 PM

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<anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:<138a801c44420$ae1bdb80$a301280a@phx.gbl>...
> But how to force logoff?

You can set up a scheduled task that will only be invoked
after the computer has been idle for a set number of minutes.
That task could be a script that logs off the user.

--
Matt Hickman
I shall never forget Singapore, a most educational city.
Robert A. Heinlein (1907 - 1988)
_Glory Road_ 1963
Anonymous
June 26, 2004 2:24:55 AM

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Can you distribute a scheduled task using GPO?


"Matt Hickman" <hemo_jr@space.com> wrote in message
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> <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> > But how to force logoff?
>
> You can set up a scheduled task that will only be invoked
> after the computer has been idle for a set number of minutes.
> That task could be a script that logs off the user.
>
> --
> Matt Hickman
> I shall never forget Singapore, a most educational city.
> Robert A. Heinlein (1907 - 1988)
> _Glory Road_ 1963
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