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 well-known expert on Windows Server administration and cloud computing technologies. He has published over a thousand articles on information technology topics and has written, contributed to or been series editor for over 50 books.

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