Citrix DaaS

User logoff notifications (formerly force user logoff)

Important:

This feature is available only in the Autoscale user interface for multi-session app-based delivery groups.

To better achieve cost savings, Autoscale lets you force log off lingering sessions. It does so by letting you send a custom notification to the users and specify a grace period after which the sessions are force logged off. This is done only for machines in drain state and not for all powered-on machines. To avoid potential data loss caused by forcing user logoffs, you can instead configure this feature to only send logoff reminders without forcing user logoff.

Autoscale multi-session OS - force user logoff

You have the following two options:

  • Notify and force user logoff
  • Send logoff reminders without forcing user logoff

Notify and force user logoff

If selected, Autoscale logs off users from their sessions after the times specified below.

Force user logoff during peak times. If selected, Autoscale logs off those users from their sessions during peak times when the specified time elapses.

Force user logoff during off-peak times. If selected, Autoscale logs off those users from their sessions during off-peak times when the specified time elapses.

Display notification after machine enters drain state. Lets you send notifications to users after their machine enters drain state.

  • Notification title. Lets you specify a title of the notification to be sent to users. Example: A forced logoff has been initiated.
  • Notification message. Lets you specify the content of the notification to be sent to users. Example: Warning: Your administrator is about to power off your machine and you will be logged off from the session. Save your work and log back on to get a different machine.

Send logoff reminders without forcing user logoff

If selected, users will receive a reminder to log off from their machine after it has entered drain state. This reminder can be configured to be sent at the interval specified below.

Remind users during peak times. If selected, users receive a reminder to log off from their sessions during peak times every X minutes (X denotes the specified time).

Remind users during off-peak times. If selected, users receive a reminder to log off from their sessions during off-peak times every X minutes (X denotes the specified time).

Logoff reminder. Lets you configure the reminder sent to users after their machine enters drain state.

  • Reminder title. Lets you specify a title for the reminder to be sent to users. Example: Please log off from your session.
  • Reminder message. Lets you specify a message to be sent to users. Example: Please log off from your session and log back on to save costs.

Considerations

If the machine is already in drain state, consider the following when changing settings:

  • If you change the setting from Send logoff reminders without forcing user logoff to Notify and force user logoff, the new setting takes effect immediately.
  • If you change the setting from Notify and force user logoff to Send logoff reminders without forcing user logoff, the new setting does not take effect until the next time the machine enters drain state. The user is still forced to log off.
User logoff notifications (formerly force user logoff)