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I am using windows server 2003 with the GPO editor. I am looking to make all users log off after a certeing time interval like 20 mins. Is there a way in GP to set a timeout like that? I cannot find one, any help would be great.

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like....log off log off....or have it to where the user(or administrator) has to enter their password to UNLOCK the session?
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it doesnt need to get log offed completely, but maybe more like when you lock a screen. Make the user log back in from a locked screen. I dont want a complete log off that kills apps running. Does this make any sense?
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i believe you do that by setting a password on the screen saver so in group policy under user settings / administrative templates / control panel / display/
you would configure them all to have the same screen saver (like starfeild) set the timeout for it then password protect it
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I thought about that, set a time limit for the screen saver, then force a re-logon from screen saver. I mean thats one way to go but i was hoping they had an option just to say, after 20 mins the computer gets locked. I may be reaching but it would be a nice feature to use if they had it.
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that's exactly what password protecting the screensaver does (in an AD environment) it locks the user account....
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that's the method that i use here at work...works great...person get's up...leaves for 5 minutes..come's back...computer's locked out and they have to log back in
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Like I said, it is a good solution. When you press the windows key + L it brings up a login window, thats what i was hoping they had a option for.
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Ok, I am going to go ahead and set it that way. I appreciate the help.

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