How to configure an Inactivity Element.
The Inactivity object allows automatic Logoff, Shut down, Restart, or Locking of a computer based on a period of inactivity occurring within a specified period of time. Inactivity detection time is set in half-hour increments. Inactivity settings are particularly useful in situations where you need users to logoff at the end of the day so appropriate updates are applied to all machines at logoff or the next logon.
The Inactivity element settings are available via Client Configuration | Profiles | User.
To select or clear an inactivity period, highlight a range of cells in the inactivity grid. Press Unselect to clear the cells. Press Select to select the cells. To select an entire day, double click the day of the week label to the left of the grid. To select a specific half-hour increment for every day of the week, double click the blue box in the All row above the grid.
Multiple inactivity settings are supported per computer, if and only if, there are no overlapping inactivity monitoring times. If any part of the detection hours overlap between elements, only the first element will be processed.
For example, if element 1 is monitoring for inactivity between the hours of 5:00am - 7:30pm and element 2 is monitoring for inactivity between the hours of 6:00am - 5:30pm, there is a period of time between 6:00am and 5:30pm which are contained in both elements. In this case, only element 1 would be processed on each applicable client.
Inactivity element settings are available on the Settings tab of a User Management profile Inactivity element.
Select Logoff, Always Shutdown, Shutdown, Restart, Standby, Hibernate or Lock from the Action list. This action will occur if the computer is considered inactive for the elapsed time specified.
Logoff— When the computer is considered inactive, log the user off.
Always Shutdown — When the computer is considered inactive, Shutdown the system regardless if any users are logged in.
Shutdown — When the computer is considered inactive, Shutdown the system only if there are no users logged in.
Restart — when the computer is considered inactive, Restart the system.
Standby — when the computer is considered inactive put the system in Standby mode. Standby will turn off the monitor, stop the disk drives and save the current computer state into memory. At the touch of the mouse or keyboard your computer will wake up, and return to the state where you left it. In Standby mode, the computer is put into a low power state.
Hibernate — when the computer is considered inactive, put the system in Hibernation mode. In order for a computer to go into Hibernation, Hibernation mode must be enabled in the computer Power settings. If Hibernation is not enabled on the computer, selecting this option will put the computer in StandBy mode. Hibernate mode will turn off the monitor off, stop the disk drives and save the current computer state into memory. The computer will then be turned off. When the computer is restarted it will return back to the state where you left it.
Lock — when the computer is considered inactive, Lock the system.
Desktop user can delay inactivity for a maximum of xx hours
There are some cases when the computer may seem to be inactive but is actually in use. For example, the computer may be running a video or a large procedure that does not require user interaction. To give the user the opportunity to delay the inactivity action for a period of time, specify the number of hours inactivity may be delayed for.
Duration of inactivity before action (in minutes)
Specify a period of time in minutes for which the computer must be inactive before the Action takes place. A computer is considered inactive based on any keyboard and mouse activity.
Warn before taking action
Prior to the selected Action (Logoff, Always Shutdown, Shutdown, Restart, Standby, Hibernate, Lock) occurrence, a warning dialog may be displayed for a specified number of minutes. If the warning dialog is responded to, the Action will not take place. Once the warning box is displayed, keyboard and/or mouse activity will not abandon the desired action. The warning box must be responded to in order to cancel the Action.
Warning to display
Specify the text to display in the warning box.
Sound to play
Specify a sound file (.WAV) to play when the inactivity warning is displayed.
Duration of warning (in minutes)
Specify the number of minutes to display the warning dialog on the inactive computer.
Don't Monitor Inactivity
Click Unselect after selecting a set of cells in the grid to set the selected period of time as unmonitored time.
Click Select after selecting a set of cells in the grid to set the selected period of time as monitored time. Monitored time periods will display as colored blocks.
Select the Validation Logic tab to set the validation rules for this element.
Select the Notes tab to create any additional notes needed to document the profile element.
When adding or modifying a profile object element, the description appears above the settings tab. Enter a description to annotate the element. The default value for new profile elements can be changed by going to the system Preferences.