Group Policy confusion: logon hours

by Mitch Tulloch [Published on 14 April 2011 / Last Updated on 10 Feb. 2010]

What's the difference between these two Group Policy policy settings?

What's the difference between these two Group Policies?

  • Microsoft network server: Disconnect clients when logon hours expire
  • Network security: Force logoff when logon hours expire

On the face of it these two policies sound like they do the same thing. But there is a difference between them because the First policy setting applies to remote connections while the second one is only for locally logged on users.

The Author — Mitch Tulloch

Mitch Tulloch is a widely recognized expert on Windows administration, networking, and security. He has been repeatedly awarded Most Valuable Professional (MVP) status by Microsoft for his outstanding contributions in supporting users who deploy and use Microsoft platforms, products and solutions. Mitch has published over two hundred articles on different IT websites and magazines, and he has written or contributed to almost two dozen books and is lead author for the Windows 7 Resource Kit from Microsoft Press. For more information, see www.mtit.com .

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