If you are an administrator of a computer site, and other users often forget to log off from their accounts when they leave the computers, you can set up ActiveExit to log off such users automatically after a period of inactivity. ActiveExit can not only logoff the inactive user, but also shut down or hibernate the computer, as well as lock the workstation, provided that the computer itself supports such operations. Even if a user has locked the computer, or if no user is logged on to Windows, ActiveExit can shutdown or hibernate the computer after the idle period you set up, to conserve energy and reduce the wear of the computer components. If other users of your computer often shutdown it unnecessarily, you can stop them from using the shutdown command by configuring ActiveExit to protect that command with a password. You can also set up ActiveExit to run a program before exiting Windows, to, for instance, backup your data, or clean up your hard disk automatically at the end of the work day.
Windows XP allows the administrators to restrict the logon hours for certain users, but it does not provide a way to forcefully log the users off Windows when the allowed hours end. ActiveExit XP can help you overcome this limitation: you can use it to set up a weekly schedule of the allowed hours, and ActiveExit will not only prevent users from logging on during the denied hours, but it will also log them off automatically when the allowed time ends. You may find this feature of ActiveExit useful if you are a parent and your kids spend too much time with the computer playing games or chatting with buddies. You yourself can continue using the computer at any time by overriding the ActiveExit function by entering a password you can set up.