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    powarrmonkey proudly presents...

    Shutdownertron, a group-policy controlled, automated, user-abortable, decentralised shutdown mechanism.

    I have been working on this for most of the year and it's finally in a fit state to have some kind of public offering. Documentation is to follow, so if you're feeling brave and want to give it a go, I would value your feedback. It is at http://www.powdarrmonkey.net/shutdownertron/

    If you're CC3, use Bizzell's system. If you're anything else, Shutdownertron is for you. (And of course it will still work with CC3, with a little effort.)

    Contents:
    • an MSI, for distribution by your preferred method
    • two transforms, to control installation of the local override tool (by default, installed on demand)
    • a group policy template that you can install in the normal way


    I'm writing documentation this weekend hopefully, but in the meantime do please have a go and tell me how you get on.

    (mods: can I have a forum for this please? ta)
    Last edited by powdarrmonkey; 30th September 2008 at 06:58 PM.

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    I have been using this for some time now. Its a very good product nice and simple and easy to use.

    Did you manage to get it to reboot the computers to a schedule?

    Z

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    Yes, this version has a mode option that defaults to shutdown but can be reboot.

    Edit: Zak, if you're still using the dev version, you should probably upgrade to the new policy template even if you don't deploy the new agent - there was a small bug in the last one, don't know if it's the one you were testing.

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    ok i will deploy the new one right now, the only chance i will get to do it!

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    Brilliant work!

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    @bizzel: I'd like to make it more CC3-friendly, but I have no idea how CC3 works, and as you've done the hard work for it already perhaps we should join forces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powdarrmonkey View Post
    @bizzel: I'd like to make it more CC3-friendly, but I have no idea how CC3 works, and as you've done the hard work for it already perhaps we should join forces.


    I'll drop you a PM.

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