[gptalk] Re: Computers automatically log off after a few hours

  • From: "Jonathan Finkbiner" <JFinkbiner@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2008 14:28:30 -0500

Darren is right... Grab winlogin.scr. I manage that with gpo right now
and it does the trick... The ONLY catch with it, is it will make you
have to really delve into your power management options because these
have a significant impact on whether or not the screensaver kicks off.
GPSI can be used to push the scr to the windows/system32 folder.

 

;; Remember in GPMC to go View->Filtering

;; and uncheck "Only show policy settings that can be fully managed"

;;

;; David Carlin (djc6@xxxxxxxx) 2/25/2005

;;

;; WINEXIT.SCR is located in the Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit

 

CLASS USER

 

CATEGORY  !!Screen_Saver_Policy

 

      POLICY !!TERMINATE_APPS

            KEYNAME "Control Panel\Screen Saver.Logoff"

            VALUENAME ForceLogoff

            VALUEON "1" VALUEOFF "0"

      END POLICY

 

      POLICY !!COUNTDOWN_TIMEOUT

            KEYNAME "Control Panel\Screen Saver.Logoff"

            PART !!CountDownTimerFreqSpin NUMERIC

                  VALUENAME "CountDownTimer"

                  MIN 0 

                  MAX 599940

                  TXTCONVERT

                  DEFAULT 300

                  SPIN 15

            END PART

      END POLICY

 

      POLICY !!ENTER_DIALOG_MESSAGE

            KEYNAME "Control Panel\Screen Saver.Logoff"

            PART !!ENTER_DIALOG_MESSAGE

                  EDITTEXT

                  DEFAULT !!DEFAULT_MESSAGE

                  VALUENAME DialogMessage

            END PART

      END POLICY

 

END CATEGORY

 

[strings]

Screen_Saver_Policy="Winexit.scr Policy settings"

TERMINATE_APPS="Terminate running applications"

COUNTDOWN_TIMEOUT="Enable 5 minute warning logoff notice"

ENTER_DIALOG_MESSAGE="Warning message about being logged off"

DEFAULT_MESSAGE="You are about to be logged out.  Press the cancel
button to stop this process."

CountDownTimerFreqSpin="Time to Shutdown in seconds"

 

Jonathan Finkbiner

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From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Darren Mar-Elia
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2008 2:10 PM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: Computers automatically log off after a few hours

 

The only thing I can think of is that the screensaver for this user(s)
is using the Resource Kit based winexit.scr, which lets you log off the
user after inactivity.


Darren

 

From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Booker.Washington@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2008 11:08 AM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: Computers automatically log off after a few hours

 

Cute, but let me try to be more specific. 

 

Nothing that I see in the settings list, speaks intuitively to "log off
after X" minutes.  So, I was asking, which setting, which may be worded
differently, would cause that type of behavior.

 

Thanks

 

 

 

Booker T. Washington III

Systems Support Specialist

404-894-8716 direct

404-385-5188 alt

 

 

 

________________________________

From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of hans straat
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2008 2:00 PM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: Computers automatically log off after a few hours

look in GPMC and all settings are displayed :)



________________________________

From: Booker.Washington@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2008 13:58:32 -0500
Subject: [gptalk] Computers automatically log off after a few hours

I can't recall making/or changing a setting that would cause the
computer to log aff automatically after a certain amount of
hours/minutes of inactivity.  Any ideas, where in policy I can look

 

Thanks

 

 

 

Booker T. Washington III

 

 

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