Go Back   TechArena Community > Technical Support > Computer Help > Windows XP > Windows XP Support
Become a Member!
Forgot your username/password?
Tags Active Topics RSS Search Mark Forums Read

Sponsored Links



log out of xp after inactivity

Windows XP Support


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 09-06-2008
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 185
log out of xp after inactivity

Can anyone tell me whether it is possible to set Windows XP to logout users after a certain amount of inactivity. For instance, if a user is logged on, but leaves the terminal. If there is no activity for 30 minutes then the user gets logged out? Thanks.

Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-06-2008
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 918
Yes, it is possible, check the below articles on how to do that:

How To Force Users to Quit Programs and Log Off After a Period of Inactivity in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314999
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-06-2008
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 930
You can do this on one lan to counterace the problem of machines being left on overnight, but the problem is that the user will almost always have left files open as well. You will then have to suffer from losing that data, or else forcibly saving over the original.
Reply With Quote
Reply

  TechArena Community > Technical Support > Computer Help > Windows XP > Windows XP Support
Tags:



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads for: "log out of xp after inactivity"
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Computer Shuts Down after Inactivity hariharan_00 Operating Systems 3 05-09-2009 09:25 AM
Computer freezes after inactivity vidlux Operating Systems 2 22-08-2009 09:50 AM
Auto LogOff after Inactivity VinnyL Vista Help 3 02-07-2009 08:55 PM
Blocking windows vista after inactivity Bigga Lexx Operating Systems 7 21-11-2008 03:48 AM
Script to logoff XP systems after inactivity aja44 Windows Server Help 3 03-03-2008 03:11 PM


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 10:10 AM.