Logout Quickbooks Users for Nightly Backup


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Toolmann

Is there any way to automatically logout users so we can backup the
Quickbooks files nightly. Users just can't seem to remember.

David
 
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Mike Schumann

I would call them at home, when they are still logged on and have them come
in in the middle of the night and log off. A couple of calls like that, and
they'll figure it out.

Mike Schumann
 
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forked tongue

Mike said:
I would call them at home, when they are still logged on and have them come
in in the middle of the night and log off. A couple of calls like that, and
they'll figure it out.

Mike Schumann
Too simple. Log them out, change their password. Give them hell about
exposing the company's data to theft by walking away from a logged in
terminal. Then tell them what their new password is and make it a hard one to
remember.
 
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Guest

Mike Schumann said:
I would call them at home, when they are still logged on and have them come
in in the middle of the night and log off. A couple of calls like that, and
they'll figure it out.
Are we particularly hostile today? This is an OS issue. A user should
be able to set a system to shut off applications automatically. 50
million transistors in a P4 should be able to be programmed to do
something useful once in a while.

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Victor Roberts

Are we particularly hostile today? This is an OS issue. A user should
be able to set a system to shut off applications automatically. 50
million transistors in a P4 should be able to be programmed to do
something useful once in a while.
This is more of an application issue than an OS issue. Many
applications can be set to close if there is no user activity after a
set amount of time. To paraphrase you, "X programmers at Intuit should
be ale at add something useful to QB once in a while."
 
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Guest

Victor Roberts said:
This is more of an application issue than an OS issue. Many
applications can be set to close if there is no user activity after a
set amount of time. To paraphrase you, "X programmers at Intuit should
be ale at add something useful to QB once in a while."
Yes, an app like that should have that feature. For the crap that
Quickbooks is though I wouldn't even consider it.

But the OS has more responsibility to manage a system's resources and
it does not have to depend on each application's features to manage
what the OS should manage in the first place.

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J

JerryMouse

Toolmann said:
Is there any way to automatically logout users so we can backup the
Quickbooks files nightly. Users just can't seem to remember.

David
Hmm. I don't have that problem.

After a period of inactivity my QB just croaks all by itself and has to be
restarted.
 
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Greg

Is there any way to automatically logout users so we can backup the
Quickbooks files nightly. Users just can't seem to remember.

David
Its not automatic, but just disable sharing on the QB Directory, then
reenable it afterwards
 
M

Mike Schumann

This is a management issue. If employees are doing something they aren't
suppose to be doing (are aren't doing something they should be), and there
are no consequences, the behavior will continue. What other stuff is going
on that's not being taken care of properly, besides not logging out of
Quickbooks at the end of the day?????

Mike Schumann
 
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Guest

Mike Schumann said:
What other stuff is going
on that's not being taken care of properly, besides not logging out of
Quickbooks at the end of the day?????
Oh, come on. People are not machines. I can see the point of trying to
find a solution by telling employees what to do but in this case a
computer operating system should be able to do this trivial thing on
its own.

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Amy Gray

This is a management issue. If employees are doing something they aren't
suppose to be doing (are aren't doing something they should be), and there
are no consequences, the behavior will continue. What other stuff is going
on that's not being taken care of properly, besides not logging out of
Quickbooks at the end of the day?????
So if these emplyees are not logging off at the end of the day what is
to prevent customer xxxx from putting a credit into the system to
credit off a balance due or issue themselves a check?
 
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Amy Gray

Is there any way to automatically logout users so we can backup theHave the file in residence on serer xxxxx, all the other users connect
to server xxxxx to access the file. So before you do a backup you
shut down the server, all users are disconnected and you run the
backup after restart.
 
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Mike Schumann

If your expectations of your employees are so low that you can't even get
them to properly log off of their computers at the end of the day, you have
a serious problem.

Mike Schumann
 
M

Mike Schumann

That's a good receipt for file corruption with Qbooks.

Mike Schumann
 
G

Guest

Mike Schumann said:
If your expectations of your employees are so low that you can't even get
them to properly log off of their computers at the end of the day, you have
a serious problem.
Here we go with the ad-hominem attacks again. Did I say I can't get
them to log off? What I do know is that people are not machines and
before I put iron shackles on everybody until they log off their
computers I would try to look for a software solution that can take
care of the problem.

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Amy Gray

If your expectations of your employees are so low that you can't even get
them to properly log off of their computers at the end of the day, you have
a serious problem.
If employees aren't logging out at the end of the day do you people
lock the doors at night? Could a customer come in, remove charges,
post payments, etc.?
 
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Amy Gray

That's a good receipt for file corruption with Qbooks.
Let me put it this way: My Windows machines lock up often
forcing me to reboot. Hasn't currputed the files yet.
(Windows 98SE).
 
F

forked tongue

Here we go with the ad-hominem attacks again. Did I say I can't get
them to log off? What I do know is that people are not machines and
before I put iron shackles on everybody until they log off their
computers I would try to look for a software solution that can take
care of the problem.

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You might try looking in the power save settings of the o/s. Maybe set it to
turn off the computer after x minutes of inactivity.
 
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Victor Roberts

You might try looking in the power save settings of the o/s. Maybe set it to
turn off the computer after x minutes of inactivity.
I'm going to assume you meant to write "set the o/s to shut down after
x minutes of inactivity" since shutting down the computer instead of
the o/s will certainly corrupt any open applications. (The o/s can
then shut down the computer at the end of its own shut down cycle.)

And, have you ever shut down your o/s when you had QB open? Are you
sure that QB is programmed to shut down properly when the o/s signals
that it is shutting down? IMHO this remains a very dangerous
suggestion if not tested fully on the OP's computer systems..
 

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