Log Off users from a remote server

Problem: When trying to log on to a terminal server you receive the following message:

“Terminal server has exceeded the maximum number of allowed connections”


To fix this issue there is a need to log of the remote users from the server.
From a different windows server 2003 go to:
Start -> Programs ->Administrative Tools -> Terminal Service Manager -> File -> Connect -> -> right click on the user in the right hand pane -> Click Disconnect

How to Prevent User Validation on a Specific Domain Controller

To prevent users from login to a specific domain controller follow the instruction below:

To prevent users from login to a specific domain controller follow the instruction below:

In the domain controller that you need to prevent users from login in to or validate their user name and password push or disable the Net Logon.

To do so:
Go to Control panel -> Administrative Tools -> services and locate the Net Logon service, right click and click push.

For more info see

Scripting and automating backup jobs using NTbackup

This KB will show you how to automate the Microsoft build in Backup software NTbackup using a script.


Script 1:
This script use an existing pre configured job to backup to a tape drive:

ntbackup backup [systemstate]”@C:path to jobjobname.bks” /g /p “LTO ultrium”


/ p – “Tape drive name”
/G – Override tape

Script 2:
Backup specific folders to tap drive:

ntbackup backup systemstate “E:folder” “F:folder” /p “LTO ultrium” /d “Complete Backup” /um /hc:on


/hc – Uses hardware compression
/um -Use the first available media
/p – tape drive name


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Lock Desktops using group policy

To automatically lock users desktops using the password protected screen saver:

To lock desktops
Open the group policy editor and create or edit and existing Group Policy.

In the Group Policy editor go to:

User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Control Panel, Display
Enable – Password protect the screen sever
Enable – Screen saver timeout
Number of seconds to wait to enable the Screen Saver, (1500 Seconds = 25 minutes)