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    Hibernate/Resume You Computer According To Set Rules

    I am using Shutdownertron to shutdown most PCs at the end of the day. However I was looking to add other options to my power management regime. I want something that will:

    • Lock a staff PC after a given time
    • Shutdown a PC if there is no user logged on for a given time
    • Allow these settings to be managed centrally [a member of staff went 'off the deep end' when I imposed a screensaver that cut in after 2 minutes inactivity]


    While looking for something that would do all this for me I came across SmartPower:

    Link: SmartPower - Ignatu

    SmartPower is a Windows service that saves energy (and money) by hibernating and resuming your Windows PC according to configurable rules.
    SmartPower is particularly suited to Windows Home Servers, torrent/download boxes and HTPCs.

    As well as hibernating, shutting down and waking the PC up SmartPower can also be set to keep the computer on if a given condition is met:

    CPU usage is above n%
    Network traffic is above n kb/sec
    Defrag is running

    etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveP View Post
    • Shutdown a PC if there is no user logged on for a given time
    • Allow these settings to be managed centrally
    I recently came across a program called Screensaver Operations which does this, although SmartPower looks like it may be even better.

    Features
    • Log off user, shut down or restart computer, or run any process when left idle
    • Optional warning message w/ screen dimming allowing users to cancel out
    • Can be configured & enforced via registry & Group Policy Preferences
    • Highly customizable with many easily configurable options such as delay time and custom messages
    • Colors can be adjusted to match your organization policies
    • Great replacement for the outdated Windows Exit Screen Saver Tool (Winexit.scr)
    • Windows Vista & Windows 7 compatible
    • Supports both 32-bit & 64-bit Windows operating systems

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