Automatic logout Elliott at certain time at night
A user asked the following "I am trying to crack down on the users that don’t log out because it is a real problem here. Most people have complied since my email reminder on Monday about being a good “Elliott citizen”, but I have three computers that aren’t assigned to anyone but rather placed around the production area for the production staff to clock in/out on work orders. Generally the supervisors leave about 5-10 minutes before employees because they arrived early to open up the shop and we are trying to avoid daily OT for them. So there is really no one to close out of Elliott each day that actually uses those computers. Is there some type of automated Elliott close down feature that can be run on these machines? Thought I would ask"
I think it is possible for us to come up with a feature to setup an automatic logout time in Elliott setup (saved in the registry area). Indicate certain time of the day (say at night time 9:00PM) to logout automatically. This would be like send a sequence of ESC key automatically to cause the eventually exit of Elliott. Having this would help to close all files at night time so there's no open files to prevent backup of Elliott.
This project is not trivial. But we think it can be a useful features to prevent users open up files over night that cause backup issue. At the moment, we are placing this as a somewhat low priority item for 8.6. So do not expect an update with this new feature in the near future.
We are evaluating it to allow users to set policy on a workstation by workstation basis for "Auto Logout Time" in Setup area. You could set a workstation to, say, logout at 21:00 every night. The setting will be saved to local registry. Hence you need to set this up on a workstation by workstation basis unless you add group policy.