This is what you want:
Released: Shutdownertron v1.3
It's very good!!
Does anyone have a script that can be applied on Windows Server 2003 that will automatically shut down all PC in school after 7.00pm.
Thank you i'll have a go
i use shutdownatron all the time . On some machines it can be a bit buggy sometimes and hang the machine .
Another way is create a Bat to send a RPC shutdown and schedule it on the server
make sure it excludes the servers if you are scheduling it on the server
Beyondexec does it for us.
We used to run shutdowns via a batch file but no we use the features built into BrowseControl, works great
+1 for Shutdownertron. You can install on all machines and then just create a GPO for different times to apply to different OUs.
I wrote a VB script which takes a list of computer names from a text file which shuts all workstations down at 21:00, just create a task in schedule - if you want a copy let me know.
shtdownartron here too
This is a .bat script, run it on a scheduled task at 1900 hrs.
shutdown -s -m \\computer1 -t 300 -c "***" -f
shutdown -s -m \\computer2 -t 300 -c "***" -f
shutdown -s -m \\computer3 -t 300 -c "***" -f
-t 300 is a timeout of 5 minutes giving users 5 minutes to shut their pc down.
-c "***" allows the admin to enter a comment that appears on the target machine.
If you are using shared profiles or desktops it can be worthwhile putting a delay inbetween each line, since there is no wait command built into dos then just use a ping.
...............or as I've said you could just have a VB Script scheduled which talks to a text file which lists the machines you want to shutdown.
I didn't say it was better than what you suggested, it's obviously less technical.
Although it's old most people are are at least a little familiar with DOS. I don't know any VB, and you don't give the commands to show how to do it.
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