We use ScreenPass in our student WinXP labs (http://www.bgrove.com/) to lock
the session after 10 minute inactivity and force a reboot after a further 20
minutes if the session is not resumed by the user re-entering their password.
You can choose your own times.
Manager: Customer Services
Information Strategy and Technology Services
University of South Australia
Mawson Lakes, South Australia 5095
Ph +61 8 8302 5015, Fax +61 8 8302 5800, email [log in to unmask]
From: Ackerman, David (LCC - jda) [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Tuesday, 17 February 2004 5:38 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: [CIO] Time Outs on Workstations
We are a Banner school with over 250 PCs available to students through
multi-purpose computer labs. We have had some occurrences of students not
logging off of the network after using one of these machines and then another
student coming to that workstation and sending an inappropriate email from this
first student's account. I am looking for a way to reduce this type of an
occurrence without inconveniencing faculty and staff machines logged onto the
Does anyone had a similar issue and resolved it? If so, how? I have thought
about locking the workstation after an idle time out, but I do not want to lock
a lab workstation with a student's ID. I have thought about a forced log out
after an idle time out, but I do not want to force this on Faculty/Staff and
students within their dorm room.
Thank you for your help.
Chief Information Officer
3901 Granny White Pike
Nashville, TN 37204
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