Multiple users - Can you set individual log out options?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by SecrtAgnt, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. SecrtAgnt macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2009
    I have multiple users on my home network.
    This network is also hooked into my media server and home entertainment system using MediaLink.

    I'd like to set the user accounts to log out after 'X' time of inactivity. However, I would also like to ensure the Admin account (which manages the media server) never logs out and runs in the background.

    If I go to:
    System Preferences>Security>General>Logout after _ mins of inactivity
    It creates a global setting for all accounts. I've tried under individual accounts and the Administrator account and the setting creates a Logout command for all accounts.

    Is there a way to have just certain accounts log out after _ mins of inactivity?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000


    Mar 20, 2009
    Near London, UK.
  3. SecrtAgnt thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2009
    I'm really a novice when it comes to the Mac or any type of programing.

    I'm very hesitant to do that because I wouldn't know how to undo it.

    Does anyone else have a work around for this? Is there any software solutions like spark or something of the like?

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