log off users windows 7

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February 7, 2012 at 08:02:42
Specs: Windows 7, 2.4GHz /2Gb
We have a computer that is used for presentations by multiusers. People need to log on to the PC with their own details and obtain presentations on the server.
despite signs on the wall asking people to log off, they continue to stay logged on and then the computer locks.
We can't use fast user switching as it is a domain PC and needs to be for authentication methods to file servers.
At the moment, we keep being called to unlock the PC in the meeting room as only administrators can log someone off. What we would like to do, is to allow all users to log any other user off on this PC.

Is there a local group policy to control who can log out logged in users?


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#1
February 7, 2012 at 08:22:42
None that I know of, but there is this screen saver you can install. When activated, it'll log the user out.

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February 7, 2012 at 08:24:31
Thank-you for the answer
where do i get the screen saver from? Is it freeware?

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February 7, 2012 at 08:54:43
According to the article I linked, it's part of the various Windows resource kits. Since I'm nice, here's a direct link.

If this machine is Win7, I saw a suggestion to set up a scheduled task to run shutdown.exe on idle. That'd probably work as well.

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February 7, 2012 at 12:57:31
Seems this have been an issue for a long time. Wonder why W7 hasn't fixed it.

There is a third party software (many of them) that can do an autologoff based on some settings.

It may be possible to change the system to a kiosk sort of use.

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