[gptalk] Re: Logoff Users after office with Winexit.scr

  • From: "Nelson, Jamie" <Jamie.Nelson@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2008 09:04:22 -0500

Or you could create a scheduled task on those systems using the
following options (GPP can create the scheduled task for you):


1.       Run the "shutdown -l -f -t 00" command which would force an
immediate logoff

2.       Run only if logged on

3.       Run every XX minutes during non-business hours (6:00PM -

a.       Schedule Task: Daily

b.      Start Time: 6:00PM

c.       Every 1 days

d.      Advanced

Repeat task every XX minutes

Duration: 13 hours

4.       Only start the task if the computer has been idle for XX


Something like that "should" work, but I would do plenty of testing
before you put it into production.




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From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Alan & Margaret
Sent: Friday, September 12, 2008 2:03 AM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: Logoff Users after office with Winexit.scr


Hi Pankaj,


Not sure if it is the best solution, or worth the effort but Group
Preferences has some features that could work.  


Firstly you can create a preference that copies down the registry Key
that controls the Screensaver
(Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Control Panel\Desktop ) and set it
to your "Normal" screensaver. You can then set a second preference that
has a time filter on it so that it only runs between 6.00 pm and 7.00
a.m that sets the same registry key to Winexit.scr. The only problem
could be that preference processing doesn't do a "refresh" of the
desktop so it may not pick up the change. Of course it will only reset
when Group Policy Processing runs, so it will reset sometime between
7.00 and 8.00. 


Preferences can run on your environment, but you need to install it and
you will need a Vista machine to manage it.


Alan Cuthbertson



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From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Pankaj Bhakta
Sent: Friday, 12 September 2008 2:39 PM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Logoff Users after office with Winexit.scr


Hi All,


I am having a bit of problem with few users who always forget to log off
after office hours. I wish to log them off after 2 hours of inactivity
after office hours.


I have read about the Winexit.scr and tested it on a test environment.
It works alright but I have a domain based GPO that invokes the password
protected screen saver after 10 minutes of inactivity. 


I cannot figure out how both objectives can be achieved ie during office
hours if a desktop is running with 10 minutes of inactivity then it will
get locked with the password protected screensaver but after office
hours even if the password protected screen saver become active after 10
minutes of inactivity, the Winexit.scr will throw its muscle and log off
the user.


Our environment is Win 2K3 domain and XP SP2 desktops and laptops.





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