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Force user logoff

To better achieve cost savings, Autoscale allows you to force log off lingering sessions. It does so by allowing the administrator to send a custom notification to the users and a grace period after which the sessions are force logged off. This is done only for machines in the drain mode and not for all powered-on machines.

Autoscale multi-session OS - force user logoff

You have the following two options:

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

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

Important:

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

Display a notification before logging users off. Lets you send notifications to users before they are logged off.

  • 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.

Force user logoff