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    Automatic PC Shutdown on an evening

    Hi there, I am sick of trawling the internet to no avail trying to find a decent bit of software to automate PC shutdown on an evening and was wondering if anyone has some good suggestions for some software i could try.

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    Re: Automatic PC Shutdown on an evening

    If's XP machines you want to shutdown then you can use the inbuilt shutdown command and do it against remote machines.

    Or pshutdown.

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    Re: Automatic PC Shutdown on an evening

    In our new ICT rooms, we have had big red buttons installed at the door, which kills all power to the room. lol, seriously.

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    Re: Automatic PC Shutdown on an evening

    Impero allows you to shutdown pc's remotely, I believe you can automate it, but to be honest I enjoy shutting them all off myself remotely knowing that it's been done.
    Wish the monitors were automated too, pain in the ass

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    Re: Automatic PC Shutdown on an evening

    PSShutdown works fine here. It works fine. Pity about the rest of network management tools!

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    Re: Automatic PC Shutdown on an evening

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    PSShutdown works fine here. It works fine. Pity about the rest of network management tools!
    PSShutdown - seconded!

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    Re: Automatic PC Shutdown on an evening

    I use beyondexec as it allows me to shutdown computers not logged on early in the afternoon, then all computers in the evening.

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    Re: Automatic PC Shutdown on an evening

    We use the System Shutdown msi posted
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    Easy enough to send it to any/all machines through group policy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scotmk View Post
    In our new ICT rooms, we have had big red buttons installed at the door, which kills all power to the room. lol, seriously.
    Don't the kids just press it then??

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    I just run a batch file.

    Code:
    shutdown -s -t 0 -m \\ol01
    shutdown -s -t 0 -m \\ol02
    shutdown -s -t 0 -m \\ol03
    shutdown -s -t 0 -m \\ol04
    shutdown -s -t 0 -m \\ol05
    shutdown -s -t 0 -m \\ol06
    shutdown -s -t 0 -m \\ol07
    shutdown -s -t 0 -m \\ol08
    shutdown -s -t 0 -m \\ol10
    Just replace the \\ol** with the computer names.

    The only problem with this script is the time it takes to work out a computer is already shutdown. I'm sure I could put some logic into it to ping the machines first.

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