Restrict the simultaneous entry of a user in Active Directory

Touraj 6 Reputation points


Hello Is it possible in AD to prevent a person from logging in at the same time with a user & password? I want to prevent 1 person from logging in to 2 systems in Active Directory at the same time. I want to log out of the previous system and log in from other systems. But it can not log in at the same time


please guide me


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  1. udara peiris 671 Reputation points

    Follow up the give steps in below article.

    You can get useful resources here,

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  2. Thameur-BOURBITA 32,496 Reputation points


    There is no default option in active directory let you to avoid a user to logon on many machine in same time.
    you can create a custom solution to trace the user logon and logoff by creating a shared file when a user logon. Then you create a GPO to launch a a script when user logon and another script when he logoff to update this file and check if the user is already logged when he try to logon:


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  3. Fan Fan 15,291 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    As @Thameur-BOURBITA and @udara peiris mentioned , to Limit concurrent user logins, the logon script should be considered.
    For deploying this step by step, refer to the link provided by udara.
    Please feel free to let us know if you need further assistance.
    Best Regards,

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  5. Brian J 0 Reputation points

    Alternative to logon scripts is using 3rd party solutions. Options are:

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