Windows Server 2012 Thread, Switching off networked computers from the server in Technical; What do you guys use to switch of rooms full of PCs via the server?
We used to use Netcare ...
25th April 2013, 05:25 PM #1
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Switching off networked computers from the server
What do you guys use to switch of rooms full of PCs via the server?
We used to use Netcare 3 as our management system which allowed me to select PCs and power them down or re-boot them. I could also schedule a time for all PCs to close down after I had gone home. The latest edition of Netcare doesn't work with regards to this. I have tried LanShutDown but that doesn't really work. You would think Server 2012 would have something built in to deal with such a common task.
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25th April 2013, 05:26 PM #2
One of the problems is that a lot of the shutdown software doesn't work if the machine is at a login prompt :-(
25th April 2013, 05:36 PM #3
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Have you tried using a .bat
Shutdown -s -m \\clientname /t 0
Add a line for each client
You can then also run as a scheduled task
For a restart use
Shutdown -r -f -m \\clientname /t 0
25th April 2013, 05:46 PM #4
Though obviously would be overkill if you got it just for shutting down PCs
Thanks to sidewinder from:
russdev (25th April 2013)
25th April 2013, 06:03 PM #5
This is how I do it at the end of the day
Alternatively if you run %SystemRoot%\System32\Shutdown.exe -i you can select groups of workstations at a time.
Thanks to Michael from:
TheScarfedOne (25th April 2013)
25th April 2013, 09:42 PM #6
Some stuff on my blog about setting a scheduled task by group policy to do a shutdown on a time
25th April 2013, 09:50 PM #7
I've set mine to shut down via Group Policy Preferences.
I know it is a simple matter because recently I changed the time as the teachers complained they were shutting down too early.I have this in both schools.
See here: Windows 7 shutdown through Group Policy Preferences - Blogs - EduGeek.net
25th April 2013, 09:52 PM #8
25th April 2013, 10:47 PM #9
No link - "some stuff on my blog" Hmmmmmmm
Originally Posted by TheScarfedOne
Last edited by witch; 25th April 2013 at 10:48 PM.
25th April 2013, 11:06 PM #10
Originally done from mobile app - which doesnt allow me to easily get links from blog :-p
Originally Posted by witch
26th April 2013, 10:04 AM #11
I use - Shutdownertron
26th April 2013, 12:06 PM #12
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Thanks for your help guys, I have a few options to try now.
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