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Does anyone know of any free Windows XP apps that will automatically log a user off if a set amount of logged in time is up?

Screen savers don't work if the user is still actively using the account, or if there is an application running full screen.

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Get Windows Steadystate.

But hurry because they're closing the download midnight tonight.

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Perfect! I got it, got it setup and is exactly what I need. I also saved it in my Google docs :P Thanks a bunch! – javamonkey79 Dec 31 '10 at 22:46

You can restrict logon times without extra software via the command line:


net user john /times:su-sa,8am-5pm

I don't recall if this automatically logs the user off as well, but that can be achieved with a small script if that's not the case.

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What kind of a simple script? – javamonkey79 Dec 31 '10 at 20:45
the %username% variable holds the currently logged in user. If %username% is equal to .... then shutdown -l. – John T Dec 31 '10 at 21:31

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