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burgerking68
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

Auto Disconnect Session with idle time

Hello,

is there a possibility with the UEM to automatically log off sessions after an idle time (for example 30min).

We need this for a UEM VDI pool where some users have active sessions all day, although there are only a few working sessions.

Our environment is Horizon 7.3.2 and UEM 9.2.

Thanks for an answer ...

Greeting: Smiley Wink

Andreas

VMWare 8.4, DEM 2106
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DEMdev
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

Hi burgerking68,

UEM does not have any built-in functionality for that. I'm sure something could be scripted with some third-party tools, but I would expect that Horizon has some kind of an idle timer? Might be worth checking in the Horizon forum?

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ijdemes
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You can. Check the following link.

https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Horizon-7/7.3/horizon-virtual-desktops/GUID-0359DB4C-4517-4535-8EB...

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Ray_handels
Virtuoso
Virtuoso

I think that the OP meant something different. This is a log off after session is disconnected, not log off after idle time.

We have students that lock their Thin Client and just go for lunch. Because the session is not disconnected it will stay there indefinite. VMWare does not have a build in feature for that (or I've missed it completely Smiley Happy).

We use a screensaver (https://www.grimadmin.com/page.php/ss-operations ) for that which we copy into the golden image. This screensaver then executes a logoff command after 30 minutes of idle time.

Only downside is that if a user is smart enough to use an "Always active" application or is more inventive to keep the machine alive it wont log off the session.

ijdemes
Expert
Expert

If that is the case, which after reading again I think I have to agree with you Smiley Wink, you can indeed use the screen saver solution as the workaround. There is also another option described by Rob Beekmans on his blog: https://robbeekmans.net/uncategorized/disconnect-vmwareview-vdi-session/ . You can adjust it to logoff instead of disconnecting.

Although I have to say that I have never tested this, and the statement regarding "Always active" applications probably still applies.

Thanks for mentioning Ray_handels!


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