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How to set logon hours in Active Directory?

Logon hours restriction is done by editing a user's account in the following way:

  1. Open the user object whose account you want to restrict logon hours for.
  2. Select account tab and put a check against the Logon hours box. Click Logon hours button.

    Click Logon hours button.

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  3. In the next window, select the time that you want to restrict or allow them to logon.

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Group policy allows you to lock a user out when their logon time expires. Follow the steps given below to configure this setting:

  1. Run → gpmc.msc and create a new GPO called "Logon restrictions" Right click on this GPO and click edit.
  2. Move to Computer configurations → Policies → Windows Settings → Security Settings → Local Policies → Security Options.

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  3. In the right pane of the Group Policy snap-in, double-click Microsoft network server: Disconnect clients when logon hours expire. Click to select the Define this policy setting check box, click Enabled, and then click OK.

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  4. So using this GPO we can enforce clients to disconnect if there are active sessions running when the logon hours expire.

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