Log off users by the server

Discussion in 'MCSA' started by Imad, Feb 9, 2004.

  1. Imad

    Imad Guest

    Is there any possibility to force the users to log off from
    the clients computer by using the active directory service
    by applying a group policy or without that?

    Many thanks,
    Imad
    Imad, Feb 9, 2004
    #1
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  2. Imad

    Marko Guest

    ----- Imad wrote: -----

    Is there any possibility to force the users to log off from
    the clients computer by using the active directory service


    Yes. Yes there is. Tremendous possibility.


    Many thanks,
    Imad


    No problems.




    Oh, you want me to tell you how?

    Start Windows. Press F1.

    Now read.
    Marko, Feb 10, 2004
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  3. Imad

    Herb Martin Guest

    On a user account's properties there are settings for Logon hours.

    This is not a dynamic setting though where you can just "hit it" and
    expect them to logoff.

    It also doesn't (typically) force them to logout of their workstation, just
    to
    logoff from network servers.

    --
    Herb Martin
    "Imad" <> wrote in message
    news:d52c01c3ef1a$aae728d0$...
    > Is there any possibility to force the users to log off from
    > the clients computer by using the active directory service
    > by applying a group policy or without that?
    >
    > Many thanks,
    > Imad
    Herb Martin, Feb 11, 2004
    #3
  4. Imad

    Marko Guest

    ----- Herb Martin wrote: -----


    Hello Herb

    I don't mind helping people.

    I have one condition: They must appear to have
    at least tried to help themselves.

    Imad is not such a person.

    If he has ever ventured into account management,
    he would have noticed the Logon Hours and the Logon
    To options for defining hours and workstation access
    for a user. Somebody who has started Windows Server
    administration in the last day or so may be the exception
    to this. Otherwise, they are driving Windows with their
    eyes shut.

    Further, my advice to press F1 is spot on. In the process
    of looking through the help files, he would quickly discover
    Search. If you type "Logon Hours" into the search, it comes
    back with 13 results. I know this because I tried it on my
    Win2K server. The first thing to come up on Net User
    commands actually solves his problem.

    A search on User Logon brings up 276 possibilities. Some of
    these on "account management" (another good search topic)
    are quite relevant to the same problem.

    Pretty soon, he would be likely to discover policies and the one
    specifically relating to logging off users when their hours expire.


    If this guy worked for me, I would do the same thing. I would
    never just give him the answer to such a basic, mundane task.

    "Catch a fish for a man and he will eat for one day.
    Teach him to fish, and he will learn to feed himself"

    So why spoon feed people who would obviously benefit from
    learning how to solve their own problems?
    Marko, Feb 12, 2004
    #4
  5. Imad

    Imad Guest

    Dear Marko,

    I agree with you completely... but you don't know why I
    asked in this way.

    It is my favorite way to press f1 and I'm always use this
    way, but I was in a special environment which there were
    not windows server but windows xp and I have been asked a
    question which I know that the answer is NO but I wanted to
    be sure about my answer with very short time...

    I do know well about the log OFF & ON houres but I didn't
    mean that. The question I have asked by someone if there is
    any possibility to FORCE a user while he or she uses his or
    her domain user account(like when they are currently
    working on some application) to be logged off.
    I don't want to use the logg off and on hours, I am fully
    aware about it.

    Hope you get my specific question.

    Best Regards,
    Imad





    >-----Original Message-----
    >
    >
    > ----- Herb Martin wrote: -----
    >
    >
    >Hello Herb
    >
    >I don't mind helping people.
    >
    >I have one condition: They must appear to have
    >at least tried to help themselves.
    >
    >Imad is not such a person.
    >
    >If he has ever ventured into account management,
    >he would have noticed the Logon Hours and the Logon
    >To options for defining hours and workstation access
    >for a user. Somebody who has started Windows Server
    >administration in the last day or so may be the exception
    >to this. Otherwise, they are driving Windows with their
    >eyes shut.
    >
    >Further, my advice to press F1 is spot on. In the process
    >of looking through the help files, he would quickly discover
    >Search. If you type "Logon Hours" into the search, it comes
    >back with 13 results. I know this because I tried it on my
    >Win2K server. The first thing to come up on Net User
    >commands actually solves his problem.
    >
    >A search on User Logon brings up 276 possibilities. Some of
    >these on "account management" (another good search topic)
    >are quite relevant to the same problem.
    >
    >Pretty soon, he would be likely to discover policies and

    the one
    >specifically relating to logging off users when their

    hours expire.
    >
    >
    >If this guy worked for me, I would do the same thing. I would
    >never just give him the answer to such a basic, mundane task.
    >
    >"Catch a fish for a man and he will eat for one day.
    >Teach him to fish, and he will learn to feed himself"
    >
    >So why spoon feed people who would obviously benefit from
    >learning how to solve their own problems?
    >.
    >
    Imad, Feb 12, 2004
    #5
  6. Imad

    LnkWizard Guest

    I ran a SEARCH through the Microsoft Knowledgebase
    (HINT: this is a good place to search for answers), and
    it looks like it the logoff can be run as a script by the
    Domain Admin.

    I suggest the you look up the complete answer there.

    A suggested search phrase would be "force user logoff" and work from there.

    --
    Alan Gregersen
    "He who does not test himself is worthless indeed"

    "Imad" <> wrote in message
    news:f52001c3f163$e6235f40$...
    >
    > Dear Marko,
    >
    > I agree with you completely... but you don't know why I
    > asked in this way.
    >
    > It is my favorite way to press f1 and I'm always use this
    > way, but I was in a special environment which there were
    > not windows server but windows xp and I have been asked a
    > question which I know that the answer is NO but I wanted to
    > be sure about my answer with very short time...
    >
    > I do know well about the log OFF & ON houres but I didn't
    > mean that. The question I have asked by someone if there is
    > any possibility to FORCE a user while he or she uses his or
    > her domain user account(like when they are currently
    > working on some application) to be logged off.
    > I don't want to use the logg off and on hours, I am fully
    > aware about it.
    >
    > Hope you get my specific question.
    >
    > Best Regards,
    > Imad
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > >-----Original Message-----
    > >
    > >
    > > ----- Herb Martin wrote: -----
    > >
    > >
    > >Hello Herb
    > >
    > >I don't mind helping people.
    > >
    > >I have one condition: They must appear to have
    > >at least tried to help themselves.
    > >
    > >Imad is not such a person.
    > >
    > >If he has ever ventured into account management,
    > >he would have noticed the Logon Hours and the Logon
    > >To options for defining hours and workstation access
    > >for a user. Somebody who has started Windows Server
    > >administration in the last day or so may be the exception
    > >to this. Otherwise, they are driving Windows with their
    > >eyes shut.
    > >
    > >Further, my advice to press F1 is spot on. In the process
    > >of looking through the help files, he would quickly discover
    > >Search. If you type "Logon Hours" into the search, it comes
    > >back with 13 results. I know this because I tried it on my
    > >Win2K server. The first thing to come up on Net User
    > >commands actually solves his problem.
    > >
    > >A search on User Logon brings up 276 possibilities. Some of
    > >these on "account management" (another good search topic)
    > >are quite relevant to the same problem.
    > >
    > >Pretty soon, he would be likely to discover policies and

    > the one
    > >specifically relating to logging off users when their

    > hours expire.
    > >
    > >
    > >If this guy worked for me, I would do the same thing. I would
    > >never just give him the answer to such a basic, mundane task.
    > >
    > >"Catch a fish for a man and he will eat for one day.
    > >Teach him to fish, and he will learn to feed himself"
    > >
    > >So why spoon feed people who would obviously benefit from
    > >learning how to solve their own problems?
    > >.
    > >
    LnkWizard, Feb 12, 2004
    #6
  7. Imad

    Herb Martin Guest

    Since I didn't respond to your message or criticize your (lack of a direct)
    answer,
    and you chose to respond to mine with an explanation, may I presume you
    disapprove
    of MY CHOICE to just help the guy?

    I actually believed that you missed his point -- he clarified that in
    another response so
    this is confirmed.

    My response might have included the "answer" even if I had not believed his
    question
    to be misinterpreted. Personally I have no problem with "RTFM" as long as
    someone
    will just tell me which manual and preferable which page if they bother to
    give such
    sometimes gratuitous advice. (It's gratuitous because they fools that won't
    try help will
    ignore it and those that don't know better, just don't know better and
    deserve some
    real help AND a lesson on how to help themselves.)

    If you read enough of my posts you will find several patterns: Even when I
    suggest a
    search, I almost always include either SOME help, or SOME indication of
    where or
    what to search. Usually, I will see and respond to the ACTUAL question
    while others
    my get sidetracked answering -- or not answering -- a question that wasn't
    asked.

    You will also notice that I don't particularly suffer the "know it alls who
    don't." I usually
    have much less patience with such tyros than with the actual newbies who are
    trying to
    learn and not look smart.

    Of course, in this case, I actually mentioned the answer to the possible
    question to
    eliminate that from the discussion in order to move on to the actual (or at
    least at that
    time, apparent) question.


    --
    Herb Martin
    "Marko" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    >
    > ----- Herb Martin wrote: -----
    >
    >
    > Hello Herb
    >
    > I don't mind helping people.
    >
    > I have one condition: They must appear to have
    > at least tried to help themselves.
    >
    > Imad is not such a person.
    >
    > If he has ever ventured into account management,
    > he would have noticed the Logon Hours and the Logon
    > To options for defining hours and workstation access
    > for a user. Somebody who has started Windows Server
    > administration in the last day or so may be the exception
    > to this. Otherwise, they are driving Windows with their
    > eyes shut.
    >
    > Further, my advice to press F1 is spot on. In the process
    > of looking through the help files, he would quickly discover
    > Search. If you type "Logon Hours" into the search, it comes
    > back with 13 results. I know this because I tried it on my
    > Win2K server. The first thing to come up on Net User
    > commands actually solves his problem.
    >
    > A search on User Logon brings up 276 possibilities. Some of
    > these on "account management" (another good search topic)
    > are quite relevant to the same problem.
    >
    > Pretty soon, he would be likely to discover policies and the one
    > specifically relating to logging off users when their hours expire.
    >
    >
    > If this guy worked for me, I would do the same thing. I would
    > never just give him the answer to such a basic, mundane task.
    >
    > "Catch a fish for a man and he will eat for one day.
    > Teach him to fish, and he will learn to feed himself"
    >
    > So why spoon feed people who would obviously benefit from
    > learning how to solve their own problems?
    Herb Martin, Feb 12, 2004
    #7
  8. Imad

    Marko Guest

    ----- Imad wrote: -----

    The question I have asked by someone if there is
    any possibility to FORCE a user while he or she uses his or
    her domain user account(like when they are currently
    working on some application) to be logged off.


    Imad, please read this:

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;318714&Product=win2000


    If you read, implement, and then still have issues,
    come back and ask more specific questions. OK?
    Marko, Feb 13, 2004
    #8
  9. Imad

    Dan Guest

    If you're running Windows 2000, the shutdown.exe utility
    gives you the ability to shut down remote or local
    machines from the command prompt. Have a look at the
    following link for further details.

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-
    us;317371

    >-----Original Message-----
    >
    >Dear Marko,
    >
    >I agree with you completely... but you don't know why I
    >asked in this way.
    >
    >It is my favorite way to press f1 and I'm always use this
    >way, but I was in a special environment which there were
    >not windows server but windows xp and I have been asked a
    >question which I know that the answer is NO but I wanted

    to
    > be sure about my answer with very short time...
    >
    >I do know well about the log OFF & ON houres but I didn't
    >mean that. The question I have asked by someone if there

    is
    >any possibility to FORCE a user while he or she uses his

    or
    >her domain user account(like when they are currently
    >working on some application) to be logged off.
    >I don't want to use the logg off and on hours, I am fully
    >aware about it.
    >
    >Hope you get my specific question.
    >
    >Best Regards,
    >Imad
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >>-----Original Message-----
    >>
    >>
    >> ----- Herb Martin wrote: -----
    >>
    >>
    >>Hello Herb
    >>
    >>I don't mind helping people.
    >>
    >>I have one condition: They must appear to have
    >>at least tried to help themselves.
    >>
    >>Imad is not such a person.
    >>
    >>If he has ever ventured into account management,
    >>he would have noticed the Logon Hours and the Logon
    >>To options for defining hours and workstation access
    >>for a user. Somebody who has started Windows Server
    >>administration in the last day or so may be the

    exception
    >>to this. Otherwise, they are driving Windows with

    their
    >>eyes shut.
    >>
    >>Further, my advice to press F1 is spot on. In the

    process
    >>of looking through the help files, he would quickly

    discover
    >>Search. If you type "Logon Hours" into the search, it

    comes
    >>back with 13 results. I know this because I tried it

    on my
    >>Win2K server. The first thing to come up on Net User
    >>commands actually solves his problem.
    >>
    >>A search on User Logon brings up 276 possibilities.

    Some of
    >>these on "account management" (another good search

    topic)
    >>are quite relevant to the same problem.
    >>
    >>Pretty soon, he would be likely to discover policies and

    >the one
    >>specifically relating to logging off users when their

    >hours expire.
    >>
    >>
    >>If this guy worked for me, I would do the same thing.

    I would
    >>never just give him the answer to such a basic, mundane

    task.
    >>
    >>"Catch a fish for a man and he will eat for one day.
    >>Teach him to fish, and he will learn to feed himself"
    >>
    >>So why spoon feed people who would obviously benefit

    from
    >>learning how to solve their own problems?
    >>.
    >>

    >.
    >
    Dan, Feb 13, 2004
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