Shutting down machines with Group Policy Preferences
by, 29th September 2011 at 09:21 AM (34123 Views)
Ok, so - some of you have tried to put this in place and have not had much luck with it. I use this one a lot, as it saves additional software - and it is just nice to have everything all in one place.
How to do it properly then...
1 Create a NEW GPO... yes I said new. Don't go adding this to exisitng ones as when you want to change the time for different machines - you will be stuffed (well you could use item level targetting -but thats a bit out of the reach of this post)... and the second reason is more important though. For some reason - when you use GPO Scheduled Tasks - it breaks GPMCs way of showing the settings in that nice little HTML pane. At least if it is just these in there, you dont really need it.
2. Computer Config > Preferences > Control Panel Settings > Scheduled Tasks
3. Right Click, New Task - and complete a la
4. Repeat as required - we have our machine set to wake on BIOS - so that is why there is a Weekday and Weekend Shutdown - the Weekend shutting down at 9.30am.
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