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    Solution to shutdown logged off computers

    Hi all

    I'm looking for a solution to shutdown logged off computers on our network at the end of the day. I've searched the forums but been unable to find an answer. Can anyone help?

    TIA

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    Impero would do this, and much more, but it's not free.

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    Are you determined to have them shutdown rather than Sleep/Hibernate? We just have ours go to Sleep after 35 mins inactivity (and Hibernate 30mins after). Saves power during the day as well as overnight, and it doesn't matter if they are logged off or not.

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    Some management tools will do that (and more again) BCX Network Tools for example.

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    We have impero but still use a simple task scheduler to shut them down as its easier to apply different settings to different areas via GPO. In the startup script it goes something like this

    at /delete /yes
    at 15:45 /interactive /every:M,T,W,Th,F \\dc\netlogon\shutdown.exe -i -l 1

    with shutdown.exe being beyondexec BeyondExec - Spawn Processes or Shutdown Remote Windows NT/2000/XP WorkStations which works with XP through to 7 and allows options like not shutting down if logged on etc.

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    Either my blog Windows 7 shutdown through Group Policy Preferences - Blogs - EduGeek.net

    Or TheScarfedOne's blog should give a good guide on shutting down windows PCs.

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    What he said

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    I use shutdownertron. Its free and GP managed. Shutdownertron

    Very effective bit of software.

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    Thanks all. simpsonj do you mind sending me some screenshots of your setup? Does it get round the problem of if someone is logged on?

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    For single machines I use this script from cmd to shutdown a machine when a user is logged in, I am sure it can be edited to shutdown a batch of machines

    Code:
    shutdown -s -t 1 -m \\pcname

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