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    Timed Shutdown

    I have been asked to find out if we can have all machines shutdown at a certain time every night, say 6pm we are using windows 7 and have been told shutdownertron doesn't work on the system, does this mean that the only way to do it is to use the schedule tasks on windows?

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    Quote Originally Posted by neilmc View Post
    I have been asked to find out if we can have all machines shutdown at a certain time every night, say 6pm we are using windows 7 and have been told shutdownertron doesn't work on the system, does this mean that the only way to do it is to use the schedule tasks on windows?

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    Hi we use this PsShutdown from sysinternals our pc's are XP so i dont know if it works on win 7 might be worth a try
    executes from the server and sends a shutdown command to workstations in your txt file list.
    Export your computers from AD and past to your txt file

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    or Powershell scripts. (stop-computer -force -computername "COMPNAME") set as a scheduled task?

    you can build a list of computers in a text file and use

    Code:
    Stop-Computer -force -ComputerName (get-content "Full Path to computer list.txt")
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    Quote Originally Posted by neilmc View Post
    ...we are using windows 7 and have been told shutdownertron doesn't work on the system...
    I can tell you, without doubt, that Shutdownertron does work on Windows 7.

    We have deployed Windows 7 Professional: 64 Bit here. We are using the same Shutdownertron package that we used on XP before the Summer. I know it works because I was logged onto my office station from home when at 6:30 [my scheduled shutdown time for my stations] the Shutdowndertron message came up telling me that the station would shutdown in 5 mins unless I pressed the cancel button.

    Why not try it? You have nothing to lose.

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    I can back DaveP withe shutdownertron working on win 7 but it does also say it's not yet supported on this version of o/s.
    If you are after a quick solution with little effort then you can use group policy preference to send out a scheduled task to each workstation. If you check the blogs section above, there is a recent post on how set this up.

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    Hi

    I tried shutdownerton and a lot of the time it did not work with windows 7. I have had to put a scheduled task into gpo linked to a ou with windows 7 with this site as my starting point How To Automatically Shut Down Your Windows 7 Computer

    Richard

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    You can do it via GPO using 2008 R2. This should work with Windows 7, Vista and XP.

    I like this method as it's quick, easy to setup and easy to edit if needed. You also don't need to keep a list of machine names like many other scripted methods either.

    For your reference, 32Bit is: %SystemRoot%\System32\Shutdown.exe

    And 64Bit: %SystemRoot%\SysWOW64\Shutdown.exe so you'll need two policies if you have 32/64Bit machines in a single domain.

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    Shameless plug... guide over on my blog EduGeek.net - Sharing and Pointing, Pointing and Sharing.... - Blogs after a few people were having issues with the GPO preferences route. It wotks on XP too for those with co-existance...

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