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Q: Is there a setting on a local client computer
running window XP PRO to log off the computer automatically from the server when
idle for long period of time?The server in question is a windows 2003
A: Generally logging off clients automatically is a
server-side operation; however the Windows Server 2003 Resource kit
contains a screen saver called Winexit.scr which will automatically log off the
current user when activated.
Download the resource kit, install it and copy the Winexit.scr file to
your 'windows\system32' directory, then go to display settings in the control
panel. From the 'screen saver' tab, you will now be able to choose 'Logoff
screen saver' as one of the options. When the screen saver activates, it
will give a countdown (which can be cancelled), then it will close all
applications and log the user off. The 'settings' button gives you a few
other useful options too. Hope that helps!