Log off user after inactivity instead of screen saver?

Posted: 01-21-2009, 01:54 PM
Hello,

I'm sure it is there but could someone tell me how to automatically force a
computer to log off after say 15 minutes of inactivity? I don't want it to
just go to a screen saver, I want a complete logoff or reboot.

Thanks!

Log off user after inactivity instead of screen saver?


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Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]
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Re: Log off user after inactivity instead of screen saver?
Posted: 01-21-2009, 02:53 PM
boe <boe_dNO@SPAMhotmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I'm sure it is there but could someone tell me how to automatically
> force a computer to log off after say 15 minutes of inactivity? I
> don't want it to just go to a screen saver, I want a complete logoff
> or reboot.
> Thanks!
I'm not aware of anything built in that will do this.


Bob I
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Re: Log off user after inactivity instead of screen saver?
Posted: 01-21-2009, 03:16 PM
perhaps use Scheduled Tasks, and then after inactivity run a CMD file
containing Shutdown.exe with the -L switch

boe wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I'm sure it is there but could someone tell me how to automatically
> force a computer to log off after say 15 minutes of inactivity? I
> don't want it to just go to a screen saver, I want a complete logoff or
> reboot.
>
> Thanks!
Ramesh Srinivasan, MS-MVP
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Re: Log off user after inactivity instead of screen saver?
Posted: 01-21-2009, 04:08 PM
Use the Logoff Screensaver from Windows RK Tools.

Force user logoff after a period of inactivity:
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/winexit.htm


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"boe" <boe_dNO@SPAMhotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Hello,
>
> I'm sure it is there but could someone tell me how to automatically force
> a computer to log off after say 15 minutes of inactivity? I don't want
> it to just go to a screen saver, I want a complete logoff or reboot.
>
> Thanks!

Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]
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Re: Log off user after inactivity instead of screen saver?
Posted: 01-21-2009, 05:14 PM
Ramesh Srinivasan, MS-MVP <ramesh@unknownhost> wrote:
> Use the Logoff Screensaver from Windows RK Tools.
>
> Force user logoff after a period of inactivity:
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org/winexit.htm
I would have mentioned this but I've heard nothing good about it and have
blocked it from my memory. Thanks, Ramesh :-)
>
>
>
> "boe" <boe_dNO@SPAMhotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:%2340DK$8eJHA.1168@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
>> Hello,
>>
>> I'm sure it is there but could someone tell me how to automatically
>> force a computer to log off after say 15 minutes of inactivity? I
>> don't want it to just go to a screen saver, I want a complete logoff
>> or reboot. Thanks!


Ramesh Srinivasan, MS-MVP
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Re: Log off user after inactivity instead of screen saver?
Posted: 01-22-2009, 07:02 AM
No problem, Lanwench.

In order for the WinExit Screensaver to work under limited user accounts,
permissions for the following registry key should be changed:

HKEY_Local_Machine\Software\Microsoft\Windows
NT\CurrentVersion\IniFileMappings\Control.ini

REF: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/156677. This applies to Windows 2000/XP
as well.

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Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
The Winhelponline Blog http://www.winhelponline.com/blog


"Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]"
<lanwench@heybuddy.donotsendme.unsolicitedmailatya hoo.com> wrote in message
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> Ramesh Srinivasan, MS-MVP <ramesh@unknownhost> wrote:
>> Use the Logoff Screensaver from Windows RK Tools.
>>
>> Force user logoff after a period of inactivity:
>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org/winexit.htm
>
> I would have mentioned this but I've heard nothing good about it and have
> blocked it from my memory. Thanks, Ramesh :-)
>>
>>
>>
>> "boe" <boe_dNO@SPAMhotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:%2340DK$8eJHA.1168@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
>>> Hello,
>>>
>>> I'm sure it is there but could someone tell me how to automatically
>>> force a computer to log off after say 15 minutes of inactivity? I
>>> don't want it to just go to a screen saver, I want a complete logoff
>>> or reboot. Thanks!
>
>
>

 
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