How can I prevent users from logging off and leaving devices attached?
How can I prevent users from logging off from an XP network and leaving
devices attached (i.e. USB Disks or other disks in drives)? I believe it is possible to check on
logout and prevent logout until a device has been removed, but I don't know how to do it.
One possible way to do this would be to have a script (either a batch file or a WSH file) that
runs at logoff, and which checks the number of available drives against a list somewhere. If there
are more drives available than normal, the user gets a warning and logoff is aborted.
Apparently Peter Paquette of the University of Washington, Tacoma, has written a script to
detect when this sort of thing happens, but it is not available publicly (see http://css.tacoma.washington.edu/~lab/News/articles/LogoffRemMediaNotification.html for more
This was first published in February 2005