RE: Workstation Shutdown / Logoff Policy



We've a screensaver policy where user's machines lock after 10 mins
through inactivity (Policy passed down to us) , and expect users to
power their machines down at the end of the day.

It obviously saves power, and has the added benefit of preventing a
spread of virus out of hours.

Mark Jenkins

Bank or Ireland
1 Donegal Square South
UK

-----Original Message-----
From: kfoutts@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:kfoutts@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]

Sent: 16 August 2006 15:23
To: focus-ms@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Workstation Shutdown / Logoff Policy

I would like to hear what other Admins / IT Managers - Directors have
set for workstation logoff and shutdown policies. Modern PCs use more
power and can handle startup and shutdown better than they used but
having pcs shutdown at night would prevent the ability to run updates
when users don't need them.

It's been my policy to have users

Lock computers when leaving for lunch

Restart when leaving for the for the day

Shutdown for the weekend.


I'm curious what others are doing.


Kirk Foutts

IS&T Manager O'Renick Companies Inc.

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