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    Lightbulb Shutdown software that works on Windows 7 & 8 ?

    Hi all,

    Shutdown software that works on Windows 7 & 8 ?

    Need to schedule, configure and deploy remotely from server 2012.

    Any suggestions appreciated.

    Cheers.

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    Subscribed, I too am interested. I have looked into PowerMan by Data Synergy but not trialled yet.

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    Use a scheduled task with GPP - it's free and fairly simple to setup. you just need to ensure that you specify the timing of the shutdown 20mins after the school should have been closed.

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    GPP ??

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    At the moment I use GPP to schedule a shutdown command at a certain time but find it doesnt work all the time.

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    we use Remote Computer Manager Remote Computer Manager - remote shutdown, reboot, turn on, turn off and wake up computers on network with Wake-on-LAN. Remote execute commands on multiple network computers. it works on our RM network, it works on our vanilla 2008r2/win7 network. We haven't tried it on win 8, but we see no reason it wouldn't work.

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    We're using Faronics Powersave ... does the job, haven't pointed it at Win8 but I would imagine it will work.

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    powershell stop-computer "%computername%" -Force will do it for you, you could write a task to run the script. You could also poll the computers on your network to see if they are on and pass the names to it and I suppose you could even check if it has any active sessions on it as well.

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    We use Impero - it's one of the nice extras.

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    You don't need to spend any money on this.

    Use the Shutdown command, it works in win7 and win8. You can write a command for each computer (shutdowm /s /m \\computername) in a text file. Save it as a .bat to make a batch file. You can then schedule the batch file as a regular scheduled task. I prefer to do this from the command line too using the "at" command. It saves using admin account credentials that you can forget to update the password for.

    If you have a lot, copy the first part of the command in to a column in excel, copy the computer names (exported) in to the next column. Use the concatenate (&) function to make the completed commands in a third column. Cut and paste this to third column to notepad.

    Edit: see Shutdown Command Details and Examples for what else you can do with the shutdown command. restart, x minute delay, force user log off etc.
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    Here's how I do it

    Not tested on Windows 8, but have no reason to believe it won't work

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    OK so a GPP it is. Now... when I run %systemroot%\system32\shutdown.exe -f -s -t 180 "This computer will automatically shutdown in 3 minutes. Please save your work now" from a cmd prompt on my machine it asks for a reason code in the argument.

    Never got my head around this. Its to do with the "MSG in quotes"

    Can someone send me an example ?
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    It should be: %systemroot%\system32\shutdown.exe -s -f -t 180 -c "This computer will automatically shutdown in 3 minutes. Please save your work now"

    I would also give them a bit longer warning time - 1800 (30 minutes) is what trial and error have told me to be a reasonable compromise.

    I you are running this on a server, then you will need a reason code - you don't on clients.
    Last edited by Mr.Ben; 29th January 2014 at 02:00 PM. Reason: Bad Math!

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