Auto Close Idle helps you monitor and safely close unattended applications automatically. It's designed to work with most database or accounting application and monitor their use. Auto Close Idle can be used to close applications in four ways:

  1. Based on the number of licenses left: When the number of used copies reach a certain threshold, ACI tries to close the most idle copy. If the most idle copy cannot be closed within 10 seconds, ACI tries to close the second most idle copy and so on, until a copy is closed. This insures that users can logon whenever they want to.
  2. Based on an Idle Time Limit, which can be specified per user.
  3. By one client closing the most idle client directly by right clicking on ACI Client tray icon(if enabled).
  4. By the Administrator when using ACI Manager, and right clicking an entry and selecting "Close this app", or using "Close App", or "Close Most Idle" toolbar buttons.

These methods can be used simultaneously. So choose the method that suits you the most. However, it's recommended that you use method #1 exclusively, which maximizes available licenses' usage so users are not closed unnecessarily when there are two many licenses available.

Telling users to close the application when they don't need it doesn't work in practice. Employees can leave their desks for variety of reasons. A simple trip to make coffee can be interrupted by a cell phone call, or a meeting with a client, or the employee can be given tasks or field trips by a supervisor when they are away from their desks. The last thing in their minds is to waste a trip to their desks to close an application.

Auto Close Idle closes the monitored application by clicking on the close button at the top right corner of the application's main window, and responds to any configured confirmation dialogs when prompted. Auto Close Idle will not end, terminate, or "kill" the process; an activity which usually leads to data loss or corruption. If there are any validation dialogs present, you can use Auto Close Idle built-in remote control functionality to see the user's screen and interact with the application remotely; so you can respond to any validation dialogs and close the application safely if needed.

Since users can run a CPU intensive operation in the target application that could take a long time and leave their desk, it may not be wise to close the application while it's busy doing something. Auto Close Idle waits for the CPU to be idle for a certain guard time before attempting to close the application when it's in "Auto Close" mode. When the administrator tries to close the application manually, a warning message appears. This is a safety feature so whatever operation the user has started, is not cancelled.

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Compatibility: Windows 9x/NT4/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista/2008 Server/7/2012 Server/8/8.1/10, all editions.

 

 

 

 

 

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