In order to monitor the user activity and log off the inactive users on a computer, ActiveExit must be installed on each such computer.
ActiveExit can be installed on any computer running a supported version of Windows. We offer for download the .MSI files (one for the 32-bit version of Windows, and another one for the x64 Windows editions). We also offer a universal setup file that you can run, and it would install the correct set of files (32-bit or x64) automatically for you.
Specifically, to install ActiveExit, follow these steps:
Login to Windows as the administrator. If you login as a standard or a limited user, you may not be able to install or use this software.
To begin the installation, run the installation file. If you do not have the installation file, please visit our web site to download the latest version:
Note that if you have a previous version of this software already installed on your computer, the installation utility may prompt you to restart the computer, in order to be able to replace the files currently in use by Windows.
The installation program will walk you through the process of setting up ActiveExit. You will be prompted to read and accept the End User License Agreement, and to select the installation options.
After ActiveExit has been installed, run its configuration utility to enable it and choose the desired settings.
If the number of computers you want to be monitored by ActiveExit is small, than the easiest way to enable ActiveExit on them is to install and configure ActiveExit on each computer directly. For that, you can use the MSI files that we offer for download from our web site, just be sure to use the x86 file to install on the computers that run the 32-bit versions of Windows, and use the x64 file with the x64 versions of Windows. Or, use the universal setup EXE file, and it would detect the edition of Windows on each computer and install the appropriate edition of ActiveExit automatically for you.
To manage the ActiveExit settings, run the configuration utility of ActiveExit on each computer. If you want to configure several computers in the same way, you may want to use the Export command of ActiveExit to export setting from one such computer into a file, save the file onto a removable flash drive, and then use the Import command on other computers to import the settings from that file and make ActiveExit configured in the same way.
If you maintain a large number of computers, managed via a domain controller, you need to install and configure ActiveExit on each client computer. You can do so using the usual means of Group Policy, by creating an ActiveExit GPO and linking it to the appropriate OU on your network. This way, you should be able to manage the settings of the client computers by changing the ActiveExit GPO on the domain controller.
To completely uninstall ActiveExit, use Programs and features (or Add/Remove Programs) command of Windows Control Panel.
IMPORTANT: If your computer is configured for several user accounts, login into the same user account that you were logged in when you installed ActiveExit, before starting the uninstall process.