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Workstations left logged on with active programs running are a security risk. Here's how you can "force" users to log off and exit programs:
- Use Windows Explorer to locate the Winexit.scr file in the Windows 2000 Resource Kit folder on your hard disk.
- Right-click the Winexit.scr file, and then click Install. The "Display Properties" dialog box appears with the Screen Saver tab active. The Logoff Screen Saver entry is automatically selected. Click Settings.
- Select the "Force Application Termination" box to force programs to quit. In the "Countdown For n Seconds" box, type the number of seconds you want the logoff dialog box to appear before the user is logged off.
- In the "Logoff Message" box, type the message that you want to appear during the logoff countdown. Click OK.
- In the "Display Properties" box, click Preview. You'll see the "Auto Logoff" box which displays the logoff message and the countdown timer. Click Cancel and then click OK.