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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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os

by kiranchinnu In reply to What OS?

Thanks for replies.....

os is server 2003 and xp prof is os for clients. I cant do it with startup scripts as there are users who use laptops to work from home...
Need to try with schdule task.Mean time anyother suggestion????

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Script it

by IC-IT In reply to os

On your machine or a server and launch it through Scheduler when needed. Here is a good example;

http://mcpmag.com/columns/rss.asp?editorialsid=692

Another option (if you have Ghost)is to use your Ghost Console to set up a task for shutdown for each group. To set it up use the rundll32.exe to run on the remote system and under Network Shutdown after task.

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Suggestion

by wesley.chin In reply to os

How many clients are there? If not too many, then Win Pro is OS of the clients that are to be shutdown, but not all of them, and Win Pro is the OS, that means task scheduler is on the clients. With that, you could use it directly.

Schedule a task, with timing as appropriate for individual machines as appropriate, with this:

"%windir%\System32\shutdown.exe -s -f -t 00"

in the Target field.

Let us know if that does it.

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Another alternative

by Jacky Howe In reply to Pc's Automatic shutdown

It could be scheduled from the File Server to run at the specified time.

PsExec v1.94
By Mark Russinovich
Published: January 4, 2008

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897553.aspx

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