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EduGeek Shutdownertron Thread, shutdown a locked machine in Projects:; I got this in my event log from a failled shutdown last night: Event Type: Information Event Source: Shutdownertron Event ...
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    shutdown a locked machine

    I got this in my event log from a failled shutdown last night:

    Event Type: Information
    Event Source: Shutdownertron
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 0
    Date: 2/12/2009
    Time: 7:02:57 PM
    User: N/A
    Computer: RBURNSO760
    Description:
    shutdown.exe process terminated. Output was:
    Standard Output:
    The machine is locked and can not be shut down without the force option.
    Is there any way to get it to shut down a locked PC?

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    Would you have to issue to /f switch so that it forces shutdown?

    James

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    Quote Originally Posted by EduTech View Post
    Would you have to issue to /f switch so that it forces shutdown?

    James
    where abouts in shutdownertron do i tell it to issue the /f ?

    I dont see that option in any of the shutdownertron GPO options?

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    Doesn't look like shutdownertron can force a shutdown
    Shutdownertron v1.2

    the /f that EduTech is talking about is for the shutdown command from windows.

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    Hmm.. Powdarrmonkey - any comment? I see that previous post was from 2008.. Has /f been implemented yet?

    Cheers.

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    It's implemented in 1.5, where it's a new group policy option (so you can arrange inheritance nicely). I just have to finish off second chancing and do some testing and it will be ready.

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    Talking Release Date?

    Is it worth me installing the current version of Shutdownertron or should I wait for 1.5? I have XP clients but would like the force shutdown option?

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    Deploying the upgrade is a piece of cake, I'd put it on now and get the scheduling sorted (because people will be your biggest enemy there) and then upgrade later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RabbieBurns View Post
    where abouts in shutdownertron do i tell it to issue the /f ?

    I dont see that option in any of the shutdownertron GPO options?
    Oops! Sorry mate It was late and i didn't even realise it was shutdownertron

    James.

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    Any news on when version 1.5 will be available. I have started using Shutdownertron at my school and it works a treat.

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    Hey Rabbie

    Create yaself a batch file containing the following:

    shutdown -s -f -t 00 -m \\'NETBIOS NAME OF PC' (e.g. \\wxpsle01)

    I use a batch file with a seperate line for each of my ICT Suite PC's! Very handy, and quick way of shutting down machines @ end of day etc... regardless of their state!!

    Hope this helps...

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiza View Post
    Any news on when version 1.5 will be available. I have started using Shutdownertron at my school and it works a treat.
    I'm afraid not, Real Life™ has been really quite inconvenient lately. If you've subscribed to shutdownertron-announce, I'll email you when I have a date.

    Quote Originally Posted by garoc View Post
    Create yaself a batch file containing the following:

    shutdown -s -f -t 00 -m \\'NETBIOS NAME OF PC' (e.g. \\wxpsle01)

    I use a batch file with a seperate line for each of my ICT Suite PC's! Very handy, and quick way of shutting down machines @ end of day etc... regardless of their state!!
    The maintenance of such a solution is what Shutdownertron is designed to ease. See the info page.

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    What I do is implement a script which I knocked together which pings for a domain controller. If it can find the domain controller, it will shut the PC down (force it to shut down) and if it can't - it won't!! (good for when Teachers are using their laptops at home standalone!). I add this via scheduled task in GPP's. Let me know if you wan't a copy.

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    Update

    Quote Originally Posted by powdarrmonkey View Post
    It's implemented in 1.5, where it's a new group policy option (so you can arrange inheritance nicely). I just have to finish off second chancing and do some testing and it will be ready.
    Hi Powdarrmonkey,

    First of all, awesome work dude.... Not sure if many have thanked you for your work, but thank you.

    With Windows 7 becoming the norm within my educational facility, the requirements for upgrading to 1.5 or alternative methods are becoming more important.

    I prefer the GPO method as it allows for easier management of the automated shutdown.

    Are you able to advise when a/the new version will be released?

    Thanks in advance

    M3Ds

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    Having a similar problem where the shutdown holds on a blue screen (after the login box disappears) when the shutdown command is executed while the PC is in standby or screensaver mode (seemingly). It will commence only when the machines physical mouse is moved (or keyboard tapped etc).

    For 1.5 can you possibly include an option to fully wake the PC before executing the shutdown command. Would be beneficial and much appreciated.

    Also waiting for the extra long anticipated 1.5. Look forward to it. Shutdownertron has been beneficial to our network.

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