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jmcameron Absent Member.
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Migrating from XP to 8.1, force logoff question

Hi everyone,

I'm not sure if this thread is in the right forum, if not, feel free to move it.

We are currently migrating our organisation to Windows 8.1 Entreprise with Novell Client 2 SP3 IR10. In Windows XP, couple years ago, we added a Force Logoff button to the unlock screen using this value in registry :

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Novell\NWGINA\Login Screen]
"ForceLogoff"=dword:1

I'm trying to add the same button to the unlock screen in Windows 8.1 but this value won't work anymore. I'm trying to find a solution. Please, keep in mind that Fast User Switching is disabled and that our users aren't administrators.

I've made some research on Google. I've read some things about the Force Logoff option being removed from Windows 6.x and replaced by Fast User Switching. I've seen some posts talking about installing some program to add the possibility to unluck using an account that is administrator but this won't do it because my users need to be able to do it on their own, without having to call helpdesk. I'd rather not install any program or plugin on my workstations.

Is there any solution? Or should my users keep shutting down workstation to login?
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Re: Migrating from XP to 8.1, force logoff question

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Re: Migrating from XP to 8.1, force logoff question

Hi.

Am 29.05.2015 um 17:06 schrieb jmcameron:
>
> Hi everyone,
>
> I'm not sure if this thread is in the right forum, if not, feel free to
> move it.


That seems to be difficult, as this thread really isn't Novell related
at all I'm afraid, and it seems nobody has an answer here so far. What
you're looking for is genuine Microsoft functionality, so maybe try
Microsofts community? Sorry we're not being more helpful.

CU,
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Massimo Rosen
Novell Knowledge Partner
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CU,
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jmcameron Absent Member.
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Re: Migrating from XP to 8.1, force logoff question

Thanks mrosen,

I'll post on TechNet and try my luck there!

Have a nice day.
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Re: Migrating from XP to 8.1, force logoff question


This discrepancy has been long noted, and an enhancement request exists to add this functionality to the Novell Client.



"Force Logoff" made sense on the Novell Client for Windows XP/2003, because Windows would disable the Fast User Switching feature when Novell Client was installed. So the only way you could get logged onto the machine as a different user was if you could force an existing user session to logout.



That's not the case on Windows 6.x, and the Fast User Switching functionality works fine in conjunction with the Novell Client for Windows 7. If an administrator approached a machine they wanted to get logged onto and another user was already logged on, they would use the "Switch User" button. If the administrator wanted to shut down the existing user session without the user returning to unlock and close their application, the administrator can simply shut down or restart the machine.



An unsupported (by Microsoft or Novell) workaround by a Microsoft engineer may be of interest:



http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/w7itprosecurity/thread/767d6d66-ed5f-4d59-b629-267f3ea1dcba



https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=9363831414c526a5&sc=documents&uc=1&id=9363831414C526A5%21105



Thanks,

Earle Wells

Novell Technical Services





>>> jmcameron<jmcameron@no-mx.forums.microfocus.com> 6/3/2015 5:56 AM >>>




Thanks mrosen,

I'll post on TechNet and try my luck there!

Have a nice day.


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