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Windows running 24/7: logged in vs logged off

There are lots of discussions about leaving PC running 24/7 or shutting it down from time to time. This is not what my question is about. My question is about running Windows 24/7, but wondering if it ...
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What happens to running programs when you log off with them running in Windows 7?

Is there a message / signal that gets sent to them signaling that the user will log off and thus they better run a hook that saves the files in memory to disk? Does all this get interrupted if you ...
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Windows 10 log on and log off event when I wasn't active?

I'm seeing the following data for an event. An account was logged off Security ID S-1-5-90-0-10 account name DWM-10 at 00:01:24 DWM-...
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How to Create a Windows Task that activates on event in Powershell

Hey I need to create a windows task that acts much like the Logoff Scripts in Group Policy (our environment does not have AD) do. The task needs to run as the logged in user so that the script can ...
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Executing a batch script on Windows 10 shutdown/logoff/reboot

First off, sorry. This is a re-post of my original question asked on "stackoverflow", but I have tried to get moderators to move it, due to the question being more a general windows behavior issue ...
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Windows 10 desktop closes command line if left overnight

I've been leaving important things running overnight on command line which are time critical for me and when I come back they are rarely still running. The command line window isn't even open. This ...
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How to Replace Shutdown command with Switch User+Monitor off

When I click on shutdown on start menu, I want my Windows 8.1 computer to do: 1- Switch User (As long as lock keeps computer going on with normal power, while executables are running, it's also ...
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Add Logoff script for stand-alone workstation?

I have 6 versions of Windows in VMs for testing software. The Windows VMs are stand alone and not part of domain. They span Windows XP to Windows 10. The software that gets tested produces about 1.75 ...
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How to stop Windows from EVER automatically logging off the current user?

I have several MS Surface Pro tablet PCs running Windows 10 Pro that are being used as time clocks. I do not want employees coming to work only to find that the time clock is sitting on a login screen....
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Windows XP log off script not running

I've written two .cmd scripts - "logon.cmd" and logoff.cmd" I've set the "logon.cmd" to run using the gpedit.msc. Similarly I've done so with the logoff.cmd. My logon script runs fine but my logoff ...
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How does Windows 7 handle leaving programs open when you log out and opening them again when you log back in?

There was a user at work whom was concerned that someone had broken into his/her computer because windows were opened on her desktop upon her arrival. However; what really happened was that windows ...
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Windows 10 randomly automatically logs user out while I'm using it

I have the problem that my Windows 10 automatically logs me out. Also while I'm using it (-for example while I'm editing a file). How can I change that behaviour? Normaly it should not logging me out ...
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How to stop remote desktop logoff after closing the connection

While I am using remote desktop connection(mstsc.exe), when I close the connection, I get logged off from the remote machine. Is there a way to stop logging off after disconnection ? Client and ...
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Modifying default behavior of 'Logoff' Windows 7 Pro

I have an appliance that runs windows 7 pro, and is very locked down as to what a user is able to do. When it is running in the standard case, the only options the user has are logoff, restart, or ...
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How to disable the sound when logging off / locking / switching users?

I need to disable the sound that gets emitted on Windows 7 when a user logs off. I presume it should be as easy as finding the sound file that gets played and renaming it while logged in with ...
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force log off after UAC has been disabled

I'm having to install Windows updates on multiple stand alone systems. I have my update_script.bat script to run, but as it loops through installing each update I am prompted by UAC controls for my ...
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How to save the state of a VirtualBox guest OS VM on a Windows host logout?

I am running an Ubuntu VM guest OS in headless mode on a Windows 7 host. I wrote a batch script which uses VBoxManage to start or save the state of the VM based on the passed in argument. I can start ...
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Windows 8.1 session logoff on RDP disconnect

I installed fresh Win8.1 on a VM, enabled RDP access. Problem that I'm facing is that when I close RDP client my session and all my windows and applications got closed immediately. I need session to ...
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How to determine which program is causing Window to have trouble logging off or shutting down?

When logging off Windows 7 SP1 or turning off the computer, how does one quickly diagnose which program is causing the system to issue a warning that a process needs to close? This post, does a great ...
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How can I make Windows XP automatically logoff 2 hours after logging in?

I have a Windows XP netbook and it is protected with a password. I want to be able to control the time other people spend on the computer, so whenever anyone logs in I want the computer to ...
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How can I trigger all running non-Windows processes to close?

In Windows, when you choose the Log Off power command, sometimes it will hang on a process and let you cancel logging off. It then takes you back to your desktop, where all processes other than the ...
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Run a program before Logoff and wait for finish

When I want to run a program (.exe \ .bat) before Windows 7 Home Premium Logoff \ Restart I use the Task Scheduler and I set a custom event: Log: System, Source: Winlogon, Event ID: 7002 \ 4634 \ 4647 ...
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(Windows 8) Change power button to log off

Ways to accomplish this. Perhaps using group policy, registry editor, windows settings, and etc. Since windows 7 configurations differ somewhat from windows 8, the settings that worked for windows 7 ...
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windows 7 rdp logon - run one program and auto logoff

I wish to allow one user to use RDP and logon to my Windows 7 machine. The user should be put directly into one program and when the user exits the program, the user is to be automatically logged out....
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Is there a script "to log remote users off and after log them off to delete their profiles?

I found 6 simple scripts (.bat and .vbs) for remote pcs (Win XP and 7) to Clean Profile properly and faultlessly: Script: sending Ping to check Remote PC On or Off (.bat) Script: checking who logged ...
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Run task at logoff and wait until it finishes

I am running a Windows Vista (no gpedit.msc unfortunately) computer and I want to run a backup at logoff. So, when the user tries to shutdown the computer, I want to run a .bat file which executes the ...
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how to start a long running program at system start and stop at login and restart at logoff

I am trying to mine some crypto currency with my computer. Untill now I have done this: At system start, I have scheduled a task to start the mining software at login I have scheduled another task to ...
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How do I auto log off users from Ubuntu

Since my Ubuntu station was turned into Multi user Station (kids growing up) I need a way to log off automatically accounts after inactivity period (total log off not just lock screen). How can I ...
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How can I remotely log someone off from my Google (Chrome) account?

I have a friend who used to use Safari and (about a year ago) I used to use Google Chrome on her laptop because I didn't have my own at the time. I completely forgot that it was even syncing the ...
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Active Directory Auto Logoff Timer

I'm experimenting with an Active Directory Domain at home (Win Server 2012 Domain Controller). After joining my Windows 8 Pro (x64) PC to my domain, I am getting automatically logged off after being ...
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My computer keeps logging out by itself (Windows 8)

This started happening a few hours ago. I will be using my computer and it just automatically logs out. It seems to occur when there are memory intensive tasks occurring. It's getting really ...
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Kill a process when user presses “logoff”, “shutdown” or “restart”

I often use notepad.exe for temporary messages. I never use it for something I need to save: I have normal text editors and MS OneNote for that. When I shut down, multiple instances of Notepad is ...
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Windows XP stay logged in

Is there a way to make Windows XP stay logged in even after the user logs off? Right now the PCs log in at start up and we're using WinOFF to shut down the computer after X minutes of inactivity. The ...
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AppleScript to logoff Mac user after closing an application?

I've configured a local user account on an iMac (Lion) to immediately launch Firefox to a specific page after logging in – the page contains a survey to be completed by the user. This works fine. ...
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How do I remove the logoff option from the Windows XP shutdown dialog?

I have a handful of Windows XP workstations available for public use. They are configured to autologin at startup. However, for some reason when some users finish using the workstation, they have the ...
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Remote desktop: automatically logoff when disconnected

I'm using Windows' Remote Desktop to connect from a Windows 7 machine to a Windows XP one. Many times, I just hit 'X' on the window without logging off when I'm finished using it, and subsequent users ...
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Run a .bat file upon logoff, windows XP, no domain controller

I have a standalone windows XP machine which is using pGina 1.8.8 to authenticate. Users log in using a single-sign-on ID (from LDAP) and are then logged into windows XP pro. I have a batch file which ...
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Force users (on a mac) to log off after inactivity

I'm looking for a way in which I can force accounts left logged on to my Mac to auto logoff after a period of inactivity. There is a setting built in to the operating system (Lion), that does this, ...
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Computer shuts down when I logoff

When I click on Start->Logoff, rather than logging off and going back to the CTRL+ALT+DEL logon screen, the entire computer shuts down and powers off. This doesn't happen with other accounts (even ...
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No signal after log off/ switch user

Periodically my monitor will go black and display "no signal" before turning off (power save mode) when I log off Windows or switch users. It doesn't do this every time, although most of the time the ...
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Log-off Scripts in Windows 7

I have Public machines that I need to run log-off scripts, which are in Perl. I want the script to run for a Standard user. It seems that the UAC is blocking this from happening. So, I have turned the ...
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Allow Non Administrator User To Launch iTunes When Another User Already Has iTunes Open

On My Windows 7 machine I have two user accounts, one Admin account for myself and one regular account for my wife. Both of us use iTunes to manage our separate music libraries and Apple devices. ...
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Windows starts and immediately log off

I am with Windows XP.Yesterday I downloaded and installed a software and since then avast was blocking attempts to open some links.The links contained some malware.They came from file ,named xzobya....
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Intermittent problems switching users

My Windows Vista x64 machine (not joined to any domain) has intermittent problems switching users. Sometimes, for no apparent reason, it decide that the "Switch User" option off of the Start menu or ...
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Intercept a Windows XP logoff or shutdown with a custom message

When a users logs out of their computer, I would like a way of displaying a message to them asking if they remembered to set their out of office and email forwarding, I'd like to give them the chance ...
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Sound does not play when locking WinXP

If I press the Windows-L combination to lock my PC the "Windows Logoff" sound does not play. It used to but at some point it stopped. I installed only trustworthy apps on my system and it is pretty ...
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Log off as local “administrator” user, get blank login screen

I have an imaged lab environment running Windows 7 and attached to a domain. The local Administrator account is enabled for certain maintenance and prep tasks. Every time I logoff from the local ...
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Windows 7 starter will not shutdown or logoff

Im having some problems with a friends netbook (a dell mini 10). It will not shutdown or logoff via the usual route. Whenever the shutdown/logoff button is clicked, it will briefly freeze (maybe for ...
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Windows 7 logging off standard users

I've got a Windows 7 installation with 2 users, one administrator and the other is not. If I try to logon with the standard user it show the Welcome Screen and then logs them off immediately. If I ...
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Windows XP immediately logs out after logging in

Trying to fix my friends computer and having some issues. (Windows XP) The story is, he plugged in his Blackberry, didn't have the software, so installed it. It wanted to restart so he did, and it ...