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Automatic shut down in stations

By MacoMolina ·
how can i set up an automatic shutdown?
i have 40 ws and i have no lan. i try shutdown but only works whe loggin as administrator.

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by gary.cole In reply to Automatic shut down in st ...

One idea for non-networked systems is:

Start by creating a batch file and then use the schedule service inside the control panel of each XP machine to set what time the event should occur.

The batch file needs to contain the following:

%windir%\system32\shutdown.exe

This links to the shutdown application. There are, of course, many suffixes which be added to generate the desired result.
-f -s -t 10 -c "bye" causes the shortcut to force shutdown the system after 10 seconds with the message 'bye'.
by replacing the -s with a -r this restarts your system. Replacing it with -l logoff the user instantly. To open the network shutdown gui the suffix -i can be used on its own.

Good luck!

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by dkzgambo In reply to Automatic shut down in st ...

Since the computers are not networked, why not try the Windows Task Scheduler utility on each PC.

Go to Start- Control Panel - perfomance and Maintenance - Scheduled Task - Add Scheduled task - Click on next - Select Browse - C:\Windows\system32\shutdown (Assuming C:\ is your root directory) - Set the day,time and user for the task.

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