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    controlling logged in time

    I have a client that needs to control how long public machines are in use. I cant seem to find anything on google that fits the needs. Something with a free trial would be nice, or perhaps someone has a Idea how to do this? the server is nt 4.0 and the clients are XP pro.
    I need to restrict them to 1/2 hour blocks of time... any ideas out there?
    Thanks in advance.

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    So you want the machines to log off after a certain amount of time? I remember setting that up for a client a long time ago on NT 4 Workstations, so I'm assuming it's still possible under XP. I'll try to figure out what I did on one of my NT boxes and see if the same applies to 2000/XP and let you know.

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    this is probably useless but in win2k AD users and computers you can:

    set permissable logon hours
    set active session limit...what you want i think
    idle session limit
    disconnect and reconnect options

    i guess the point is that it's all set up in the user account properties...whether you can do this with nt4...i know not...
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    I realize this isn't much help to you at the moment, but I found instructions for what Zigar was talking about, but they only apply to a Windows 2000 server, since NT 4 doesn't have Active Directory.

    HOW TO: Limit User Logon Time in a Domain in Windows 2000

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    hmm, thanks for the help guys, Ill look into it, but I think in NT 40 you can only allow logins in certain hours, I dont think it has maximum login time per session.
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    I recently took a course on NT 4.0, and if I'm not mistaken ( I accept corrections gracefully ), one can set logon times in Poledit,
    either through (l)user logon properties (more likely) or through systems policies. They would be logging on to a domain, correct?

    anyhoo, just throwing my .$.05 in ( $.02 Canadian plus exchange and Customs duties ;-)

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    yes you can set logon times in NT 4.0, which will control when users can log on. But I need to control how LONG they are logged in. They are to be logged into the domain no longer than 1/2 hour at a time. So I need either a solution in NT or a third party program that will kick them out after 30 min
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    Are you using a domain or Active Directory??? If so there is an option in which you can control how long and when they can login.

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    make it part of their script if you or someone you know is good at scripting you can "set" a clock to manually drop the ip that forces them out check out http://www.kixtart.org/ for some guidelines or http://www.kixscripts.com/ for more scripting abilities these are free and you can update them to your needs.

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