Limit user access time and automated log off

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Treize Diamond, Dec 14, 2004.

  1. Treize Diamond

    Treize Diamond OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Yay my first post....only hope it is in the right place....



    Ok here is the deal. My friend has a daughter that spends every moment of her conscious life in front of their computer. What he wants is for a way to restrict her account. So far I have learned how to set log on times using the Net User testuser /time: command so she can only long on at certain times. What I need now is a way for the computer to automatically log her off after a set period of time has passed with her logged in regardless of weather or not the computer is active or idle. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Brad

    Brad Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    of course you know the problem is much deeper than the computer itself.
     
  3. Treize Diamond

    Treize Diamond OSNN One Post Wonder

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    I am aware of that. However my friend works a fair ammount and any time restrictions he places will not work because the ability to log on and use the computer still exists. To aid him I am taking away the ability, providing better enforcement of the rule. Plus I enjoy clamping down on people's abilities to do things :D I leared well from my administrative supervisor...anyway do you have any ideas for a auto log off timmer?
     
  4. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    The administrator could schedule a shutdown at certain times.

    Just go to Microsoft scheduler and enter command (scheduled at whatever time)
    shutdown /s /f /t 300
    That would force a shutdown for 5 minutes time, allowing time to save work etc (300 is any time in seconds, can use any value)

    Or you could use the shutdown command itself
    At start-up could call a batch file which has the command
    Shutdown /s /f /t 7200
    Which would give her 2 hours of computer time (adjust appropriately) before it shuts down
     
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  5. Treize Diamond

    Treize Diamond OSNN One Post Wonder

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    That sounds very helpful. I might expiroment with that and have fun with it. Always worth the time to play :)
     
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