Log off current user so another user can sign in?
Currently the ability to have multiple people signed in on one machine is killing about 4 of our applications.
I've found out how to turn off the "switch user" ability in the registry, but that is creating another issue.
Say for instance Person A signs into a computer, locks it, and walks away.
Person B wants to use this computer.
Other than finding Person A and asking them to log off, or rebooting the computer, how can Person B sign into the machine?
Thanks very much.
I'll pipe in and agree. We disable the abililty to lock and adjust the shut down menu via group policy. We also use the AutoIT Logoff Screensaver with a generous timeout (http://www.autoitscript.com/site/autoit-tools/logoff-screensaver). If a user forgets to log off it will either time out or the next user will log them out (with or without going through their emails and documents first). With this setup we don't have many issues on our lab or public machines...
You can disable the lock feature also, we only have the restart option for classrooms machines.
In our classrooms we only allow the restart to work. This way the machine resets all programs and any previous user info is removed due to deepfreeze.
You can find a solution in this forum:
Another option is to set a sort of idle-time-logoff but that is not a real option I think.