+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 25
Windows 7 Thread, Shutdown Policy in Technical; Hi All, I want to make a shutdown policy to shutdown all computers at the end of the day, Say ...
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    England
    Posts
    40
    Thank Post
    7
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    Rep Power
    6

    Shutdown Policy

    Hi All,

    I want to make a shutdown policy to shutdown all computers at the end of the day, Say 9 PM. I would like to give them the option to stop the shutdown.

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    England
    Posts
    735
    Thank Post
    89
    Thanked 52 Times in 46 Posts
    Rep Power
    35
    EduGeek Shutdownertron

    should do it

  3. Thanks to ihaveaproblem from:

    stevenlong1985 (27th November 2012)

  4. #3

    DaveP's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Can't talk now: The mother-ship is calling!
    Posts
    8,787
    Thank Post
    351
    Thanked 1,274 Times in 870 Posts
    Blog Entries
    4
    Rep Power
    1126
    Quote Originally Posted by ihaveaproblem View Post
    A word of warning about Shutdownertron. Some members of Edugeek have reported that there may be some issues with Windows 7 [I have not found this to be true: I find that it work very well with my Windows 7 workstations]

    Relevant link: Auto Shutdown Programs for end of day.

    Searching the forums for Shutdownertron will give more results that will give more results which have content/opinions that are relevant to the original enquiry.

  5. Thanks to DaveP from:

    stevenlong1985 (27th November 2012)

  6. #4

    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Cheshire, UK
    Posts
    340
    Thank Post
    68
    Thanked 60 Times in 42 Posts
    Rep Power
    48
    Some of the options that have been mentioned before.

    psshutdown from SysInternals run from a scheduled task to ensure that machines are turned off at a specific time. I also use the same program from a script which I can run at anytime to turn off or reboot machines.

    I also have used PowerOff 3.0 from http://users.telenet.be/jbosman/poweroff/poweroff.htm as this also give the ability to schedule a shutdown and have remote access.

  7. #5

    FN-GM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    15,838
    Thank Post
    876
    Thanked 1,676 Times in 1,458 Posts
    Blog Entries
    12
    Rep Power
    444
    Quote Originally Posted by DaveP View Post
    A word of warning about Shutdownertron. Some members of Edugeek have reported that there may be some issues with Windows 7
    I can support this

  8. #6
    ricki's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    uk
    Posts
    1,475
    Thank Post
    20
    Thanked 164 Times in 157 Posts
    Rep Power
    52
    Hi

    I schedule a task in group policy that shuts the machine down.

    I think the command was somwthing like shutdown.exe -s -t 30

    I go mine as a machine schedlue task but this might help. Configure a Scheduled Task Item

    Richard

  9. #7

    glennda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Sussex
    Posts
    7,799
    Thank Post
    272
    Thanked 1,134 Times in 1,030 Posts
    Rep Power
    349
    I use Fog - It only shuts the machines down if nobody has been logged in for 15 mins - only flaw is it doesn't see logged in via RDP as a session.

  10. #8

    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    England
    Posts
    735
    Thank Post
    89
    Thanked 52 Times in 46 Posts
    Rep Power
    35
    Shutdownertron never worked correctly for me I only suggest because I know some people do use it fine. I use Impero myself to shut-down computers, and before that a scheduled task.

  11. Thanks to ihaveaproblem from:

    russdev (6th February 2012)

  12. #9

    witch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Dorset
    Posts
    11,111
    Thank Post
    1,368
    Thanked 2,374 Times in 1,671 Posts
    Rep Power
    703
    Shutdownertron works perfectly in one school and not so well in the other

  13. #10
    speckytecky's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    2,497
    Thank Post
    3,372
    Thanked 256 Times in 209 Posts
    Blog Entries
    3
    Rep Power
    109
    Impero does the job and sooo much more for us. It's the best things we have bought in a long time.

  14. 2 Thanks to speckytecky:

    damien.deakes (6th February 2012), russdev (6th February 2012)

  15. #11

    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Sunderland
    Posts
    45
    Thank Post
    4
    Thanked 11 Times in 8 Posts
    Rep Power
    11
    Instead of shutting them down why not use a combination of sleep & hibernate?

    We've got all our PC's set to enter sleep mode after 20 minutes of inactivity and then to hibernate after a further 20 minutes of inactivity - once they enter sleep mode they are using very very little power and hibernate is as good as being off.

    This way you get power savings during the day (i.e. free periods, lunch etc...) the machines take much less time to resume then they do to cold boot, the machines can wake themselves up from hibernation to install windows updates overnight and you can manage it all via Group Policy - no need for 3rd party software

  16. #12

    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Jus North of London, close but not too close
    Posts
    739
    Thank Post
    172
    Thanked 56 Times in 54 Posts
    Rep Power
    35
    Another vote for Shutdownertron here :-). Have had no issues with Windows 7, I have disabled Fast User Switching aswell. Using version 1.3.3214 .

  17. #13
    Mr.Ben's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    A Pirate Ship
    Posts
    941
    Thank Post
    182
    Thanked 157 Times in 126 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    65
    I give a vote for using a Group Policy Preference to set a scheduled shutdown task.

    I do that here at 7PM, 9PM and 10PM (Giving 30 minutes notice of the shutdown). I've also put a shortcut to cancel the shutdown on the desktop of staff members.

  18. #14

    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    2,035
    Thank Post
    83
    Thanked 187 Times in 154 Posts
    Rep Power
    83
    What is the difference between shutdown.exe -s -t 30 and shutdown.exe -f -s, which was listed on another site.

  19. #15
    andyrite's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    412
    Thank Post
    7
    Thanked 90 Times in 71 Posts
    Rep Power
    41
    shutdown /?

    -s shutdown
    -f force
    -t time in seconds before shutdown

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 16
    Last Post: 15th May 2011, 09:55 PM
  2. School ICT policy
    By catbert in forum School ICT Policies
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 28th May 2006, 10:52 PM
  3. Replies: 18
    Last Post: 14th October 2005, 09:28 AM
  4. Group Policy Settings Examples
    By mattpant in forum Wireless Networks
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 17th September 2005, 11:12 PM
  5. Scottish ICT Policies
    By RobC in forum School ICT Policies
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 20th June 2005, 10:45 AM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •