I am running 5 Windows 7 machines in condominium building. We just upgraded from old machines running WinXP to new ones with Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.
Previously, I was successfully able to install the winexit.scr from the WinNT resource kit and modify the appropriate registry permissions to get it to work.
I tried installing the same way on Win 7 and can't get it to work. Keep getting the registry error referenced in this MS Support article
. Is it just me or does this not work on Windows 7?
I also tried setting up a task via task scheduler using shutdown.exe /l when idle for 15 minutes. But I can't get it to run with I append the /c "comment" or /t xxx time before log out. That would be another solution, but I would like to give users a 2 minute warning before it logs them out. When i try running 'shutdown /l /t 120' it just displays the shutdown help info. Same thing if I try the /c toggle. 'shutdown /l' works but instantly logs you off.
Any and all help is appreciated. I don't care which way I get it to work, but would like to get something working that accomplishes:
1) Logs out current user after a specified idle time
2) Displays some sort of message to user
3) Gives user ~ 2 minutes to save work, etc, or just move the mouse (winexit allowed for a 'cancel' button so if someone was there they could cancel the log off -- this would be the ideal situation)