Windows Thread, Shutting Down computers remotely in Technical; I do it with a scheduled task as well but did have some problems with user rights, seems that unless ...
15th December 2008, 10:46 AM #16
I do it with a scheduled task as well but did have some problems with user rights, seems that unless the user is local admin they need "Shut down the system" and "Shut down remote system" rights for shutdown.exe to run properly?
Also the scheduled task needed read, read & exec and write rights for it to run
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15th December 2008, 11:06 AM #17
Yes, they do. Shutdownertron doesn't, though, because it runs in the system context not a user's, so it neatly gets round both these problems.
Originally Posted by gshaw
15th December 2008, 11:53 AM #18
In addition to what Friez said:-
You need two files: the batch file and the list of machines.
batch file (just one line):-
text file 'all_computers.txt' (a list of computer names):-
for /f %%a in (all_computers.txt) do ping -n 1 %%a | find "Reply" && shutdown /s /m \\%%a -t 60
Run the batch file from a server as a scheduled task with domain admin credentials.
Having said that, it doesn't always shut down every computer, and doesn't seem to affect the one Vista machine I have.
17th December 2008, 03:07 PM #19
- Rep Power
The nice thing about BeyondExec is that you can set it to only shutdown those machines where no user is logged on. I have a schedule to do this at various times between 3:30pm and 10:00pm. The 10:00 pm one does a force shutdown.
Originally Posted by DMcCoy
17th December 2008, 03:23 PM #20
17th December 2008, 05:54 PM #21
Works a treat.
Originally Posted by mattx
17th December 2008, 09:49 PM #22
No problem - glad to help.
Originally Posted by Edu-IT
18th December 2008, 11:32 AM #23
You can? That's cool - what is the command switch to do that?
Originally Posted by 7andY
18th December 2008, 12:07 PM #24
or you could use lanview... but it does require you to install the client... but it is a great piece of software... again you can shutdown all the machines that aren't logged on... plus they are about to release a new version..
18th December 2008, 01:32 PM #25
- Rep Power
'Ignore computers in use' switch is -n
Originally Posted by NickJones
Thanks to 7andY from:
enjay (18th December 2008)
23rd February 2009, 08:46 AM #26
Ok - Stupid here
Can someone explain in words of one syllable how to get shutdownertron to be applied to all the computers?
Last edited by silver; 23rd February 2009 at 09:56 AM.
23rd February 2009, 09:55 AM #27
With Shudownerton in the install directory there is a amd file that you can import into active directory into a gpo. This will allow you to set times etc.
23rd February 2009, 10:01 AM #28
Just looked in GP management and I have no 'locations' so I don't see how I can install it on to the computers in the IT suite
There must be a way?
Sorry to be stupid - what do you mean by 'in the install directory?'
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