Lock Out & Logoff

February 10, 2009 at 09:37:02
Specs: Windows XP, Unknown
Our computers get locked out after 10 minutes of inactivity. This is what we want. However, only the current user or an administrator can unlock/logoff the machine. Is there a setting in the Local Policy that would allow anyone to logoff a user who has locked a PC. I don't want to make everyone an administrator on the PC, however. Thanks in advance.

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February 10, 2009 at 10:19:32
Think about that one for a second.

What would the point be to lock them then?

Anyone could unlock them.

So why are you locking them?

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February 10, 2009 at 14:47:42
Either disable the locked screen saver, tell everyone to log off, or leave it the way it is.

wanderer makes an excellent point.

"So won’t you give this man his wings
What a shame
To have to beg you to see
We’re not all the same
What a shame" - Shinedown

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February 11, 2009 at 11:03:13
The point of locking it is so people do not read your email when you walk away.

Obviously telling everyone to logoff is a solution, but just a terrible one.

Also, people are logging into the PC remotely and then hitting the 'X' on the remote desktop tab to close the RDP session. This locks the PC so nobody else can log into remotely or locally.

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