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    Shutting down IE automatically (5.5-6)

    Hi guys,

    After one of our machines was left switched on and accessing the internet through IE last night, my boss wants to find a way to shut down IE automatically (I interpret that to mean after inactivity...). We access the net through the hospital network.

    Any ideas?
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    Re: Shutting down IE automatically (5.5-6)

    Attached is a zipped copy of SwitchOff that should meet your needs. Run it as a background service and you can have it programmed to shut down (or restart, or other...) the computer at a specific time.
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    Re: Shutting down IE automatically (5.5-6)

    Which OS do your machines run? Depending on OS and configuration, there may be ways to connect to the machine to kill an app or restart without additional software.

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    Re: Shutting down IE automatically (5.5-6)

    Thanks David, I'll give that a go and report back.

    {and (of course) in the best tradition of these boss things, no-one's interested anymore...}
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    Re: Shutting down IE automatically (5.5-6)

    Thanks Charlie,

    We're running Windows 95 (don't laugh, we are a sad neglected branch of the NHS)

    Good suggestion, but I'd like to avoid actually having to do anything personally after hours, and connecting from home is not an option what with patient confidentiality issues etc.
    John (Unreconstructed Jacobite)

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