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    shutdown script for Macs

    Morning!

    does anyone here employ shutdown scripts for their mac networks?

    if so, how?

    Thanks

    tony

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    We do it through apple remote desktop, this allows us to shutdown all the mac's whenever we need to and we can also set it to start up and shut down at a certain time. Although i think you can just use a script to shut down all of them without needing apple remote desktop

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    I think it would be a cron job, but this has move over to launchd now? I use ARD as well and have WGM set up to tunr the machines on each week day at 8am.

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    @ Mark

    Hi Mark! You should really be using launchd. It is still possible to use cron in 10.5. I don't think it's there anymore in 10.6 although the manual pages are. What a surprise.

    @ OP

    There is no real need to use a shutdown script as there are tools you can readily use that achieve the same thing without resorting to the command line. If you have OSX Server create a Computer Group and apply an appropriate Energy Saver Preference. Failing that the other options work equally as well. You can also do this locally by defining a setting in the Energy Preferences Pane.

    Alternatively you could use Automator or if none of this is to your taste you could use a 3rd-party application:

    Power Manager - Mac energy saving software

    Antonio Rocco (ACSA)

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