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Pc's Automatic shutdown

By kiranchinnu ·
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hello all ,

I am network admin for a company . I want to shutdown the desktops which r on the network at 8pm monday to friday except the a few who work till 10pm. we want to do it to save energy.
Is there anyway where i can creat a policy on AD to shutdown the pc's at 8pm and 10pm.
Pls help

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Go here for your Auto Shutdown Manager software..

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thanks for the help

by kiranchinnu In reply to Go here for your Auto Shu ...

thanks for the reply,
I dont want to put money for software . Pls can tell me the way where I can do it computer management or active directory.
thanks in advance

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Automatic Shutdowns

by shhite In reply to thanks for the help

Here is an interesting way of acheiving what you want without having to download any software.

If that is not something you wish to try here is a link to a free auto shutdown program but I have not tried it so I do not know how well it actually works.

Let me know if this helps or if you have anymore questions.


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you could try..

by leedudmish In reply to thanks for the help

There are a couple of things you could try, a bit tedious however setup a scheduled task on every machine to shutdown the pc at a certain time.

Or providing you are a domain admins on the server run a batch file from the server to shut the pc's down remotely change computername to the pc name and copy the line for every pc you would like to shutdown.

something along the lines of

shutdown.exe \\computername -s -t 60 -f

if you add the -f switch aswell this will force the shutdown incase programs are crashing in the background just remember to make sure no one is sitting at the pc!!

I would test this on a dummy pc first before running on the server so you get the hang of it. If you getinto any trouble click start run shudown.exe -a which will abort the shutdown this is why you give it 60 seconds to allow you to do this.

This script could also be scheduled to run on the server if you are not around when it needs to be run.

Hope this helps.


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Freeware Autoshutdown

by GIMoe In reply to thanks for the help

This link provides a list of 3rd party software to accomplish what you want. There are several 'Freeware' utilities listed, which means you wouldn't have to spend any money on them.

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You mean 40 Euro is too out of reach?.

40 Euro = ?32 (near enough).
If you need it free then i would suggest to get a book or look around for yourself.
Sometimes certain things are not FREE you have to pay for them, like your job is paying you for your services. People like you make me laugh, you want things but are not willing to pay for them. Enough said. :) :)

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He might have to pay for the book though ! ..Jings !! ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to You mean 40 Euro is too o ...

He'll end up haranguing his local Public Library, then get arrested for trying to sneak the reference book out.

He'd have been better paying the ?31.65.

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not abt money

by kiranchinnu In reply to You mean 40 Euro is too o ...

hi ,
U got me wrong , its not abt money aswell I wanted do know whether we can do it through system manager .

I am also looking abt this software but can i install it on multiple systems by paying for one download
Pls answer .
thanks in advance.

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Amend the startup script

by Bizzo In reply to Pc's Automatic shutdown

You could amend the startup script to add a scheduled task which would shutdown the machine at the right time. But you may get into problems if a machine's shutdown time changes, also, you would need to know which machines are to be shutdown at what time.

Another way could be to have two scheduled tasks on the server, one runs at 8pm and the other runs at 10pm, which will remotely shutdown the machines. I suppose the advantage of this is that you can amend each of the scripts (to determine which machines log off when) during the day.

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What OS?

by wesley.chin In reply to Pc's Automatic shutdown

What kind of OS are the desktops running?

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