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    Projector switch off message

    The idea for his little program came about because the caretaker was finding projectors left on when he was locking up. It displays a large message on the screen, toggles the background colour every 10 seconds and announces an audio message after a minute and every minute after that until the message is clicked. I thought about using Net Send but it seemed a bit tame and I needed something that wouldn’t be ignored. We’ve had it running for 2 weeks and it definitely makes a difference. Run it at the end of the day and perhaps at lunch using the AT command to schedule it to run on the remote machine.


    AT \\machinename 15:15 /INTERACTIVE /EVERY:m,t,w,th,f "\\server\share\Projector.exe"
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    Nice idea. Might try this out for some of the projectors we have that can't be set to turn off automatically after inactivity.

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    Does your caretaker have a projector remote ?

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    He does but the batteries have gone . Seriously, it’s not the caretakers job to turn projectors off and if a projector is still on when he locks up at 5:30 that’s 2 hours of unneeded use in 1 day alone. Multiply that by a school year and the figures add up.

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    nice idea, not sure bout the audio though, couldnt it be something like "Please could you turn off you projector if not in use"

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    At least is nothing rude . I was looking for a more appropriate message but when I heard the hello one it reminded me of the smiley popup advert which is quite annoying.

    The kids like it here but if anyone wants to supply me with a more appropriate sound file I will change it.

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