Shutting down Windows 7 has been a bit of a bug bear, with some PCs refusing to shut down, or settings not quite working the way I wanted them to. In an ideal world, I wanted a situation where computers would attempt to shutdown at 3.15, and only stay on if someone was using it. The PC would then wait until 10 minutes after it had gone Idle, then shut itself down. In reality, the first part usually worked fine, the second part, not so much.
My preferred method of shutting down is
As I've just spent a few hours getting this sorted, I thought I would share my experience in blog form in the hope that someone finds it useful.
First up, I should point out that much of this blog can be found at the following link, and it also adds a cool way of adding printeres to specific Active Directory components, such as Groups, OUs or even specific users... http://www.msserveradmin.com/the-one...y-preferences/
Updated 23rd March 2012 at 09:14 AM by simpsonj (Updated method)