As we are getting a new computers with XP Pro across the entire school soon, my original issues are now resolved. I'm gonna download a copy of this and keep it for when the new computers are installed.Originally Posted by eean
Thanks for this
Try creating an MSI that will execute your batch file. You can do this easily through Windows Installer Wrapper Wizard You can then pop this into active directory and it will run with elevated rights.
I use the following tool which I schedule to run every evening.
Save it in a folder called Remoteshutdown on any server. Now open up notepad and copy the following:
Replace Computername with your actual workstation names. Now save the file as Remoteshutdown.bat in the Remoteshutdown folder. Now run Scheduled Tasks and when prompted, choose the batch file you've just created to run at a select time, daily, with domain admin credentials.Code:REM \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ REM REM ICT Shutdown Script REM Shutdown Time: time REM Scheduled on servername REM REM REM \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ remoteshutdown.exe /remote:Computername /f remoteshutdown.exe /remote:Computername /f remoteshutdown.exe /remote:Computername /f remoteshutdown.exe /remote:Computername /f remoteshutdown.exe /remote:Computername /f remoteshutdown.exe /remote:Computername /f
That's it, job done. Your workstations will shutdown at the scheduled time. I use this at many schools running on 2003 Server and XP clients. I haven't tested it on Vista yet.
I've decided to use the "system shutdown v1.1.msi" and this works perfectly, it installs ok on the computer startup as supposed to, but after installation it shutsdown the computer! can anyone modify the msi to stop it doing this.=?
Or you can do what we do and write a script that emails me and all of SMT everynight which machines and which rooms are left on and it soon stops!!
Thanks for the program! works a treat, cant understand why it shuts down tho, but the week is running out so i shall just email the staff giving them warning of the shutdown on first switching back on.
Does anyone know of a shutdown program thst you can schedule to force a shutdown..but with a pop up letting a user cancel? Would prefer to have cancel option up a good 15 minutes.
Im using the shutdown command at the moment..but have to fun this later at night as more and more staff are staying later now and especially need a cancel button for parents evening/training etc.
Dont care if its free or pay for as i've been looking for a long time now and just want it sorted.
Think ive found one called WinMend Auto shutdown.
Looks like I have to install it..but is free and has a cancel button!!! Will report back if it works on win7.
We use a programme called netsupport;
Welcome to the home of NetSupport
it give the teachers the option of classroom control but also has a technician console, this means that if people do leave pc’s on I can not only connect to them but turn them off, restart or with the aid of pxe boot turn the pc’s on for them, it’s a fantastic programme.
Ive got that...good software.
I use that to shutdown the pcs manually..but cant get it to auto shutdown. Also doesnt give the user an option to cancel shutdown.
Have you looked at spiceworks,
Free IT Community, Help Desk, and Network Monitoring - Spiceworks
Its free and you can automate startup and shutdown, not to sure if you can cancel it though but as it does work via a scheduled task you could cancel the task to stop it I suppose.
Cheers..got it installed..will take a look.
Back in the day I used psshutdown - have a google and see if it's still about.
There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)