How does the Inactivity Timeout tool work?



The information here describes how the Inactivity Timeout tool works.




Since it is not possible to track inactivity with Dexterity, the Dynamics GP Toolbox Inactivity Timeout tool works by tracking the last time any of a number of common activities have occurred within the system and resetting a last activity date and time counter. The common activities such as opening tables and forms, and moving between records on a form will reset the counter.


The Inactivity Timeout tool then uses a periodic background process to check if there has been no activity for longer than the allowed time. To find the allowed time:


  1.   Go to Microsoft Dynamics GP | Tools | Setup | Dynamics GP Toolbox | System Settings.
  2.   Double click Inactivity Timeout.
  3.   If the User is not in a User Group ID, look at the value in the Default Minutes Inactive Before   Timing Out field.
  4.   If the User is in a User Group ID, select the User Group ID, and then click the Edit User Group   button.
  5.   In the Inactivity Timeout User Group Settings window, look at the value in the Minutes Inactive   Before Timing Out field.


If there has been no activity for longer than the allowed time, Microsoft Dynamics GP will then try to exit.




When the Inactivity Timeout tool tries to close Microsoft Dynamics GP, it will act the same way as if you are trying to manually close Microsoft Dynamics GP. For example, if you are entering a Purchase Order in the Purchase Order Entry window and you haven’t saved the Purchase Order, the Inactivity Timeout tool will not be able to log the User ID out. Instead, a message similar to the following will appear: Not all required fields have been entered. Required fields appear in plain text red type.