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    Forcing a shutdown at logoff?

    I am looking to force a shutdown on all workstations when the user log off as what often happens is that they log out and expect someone else to do it.

    The schedule task to run shutdown -s -t 0 doesnt seem to run while the workstations are in a standby state until woken up which doesnt help late in the evening.

    I've tried running shutdown.exe -s -t 0 on logoff scripts through group policy with no success.

    Anyone know of a way i can achieve this after the workstation has logged off. I know staff will complain but considering we're supposed to be an ECO school it doesnt show.



    Pls help D:

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    We've set a group policy to remove logoff, restart and shutdown from the start menu, and simply have a "shutdown this workstation" icon on the desktop for exactly this reason.

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    FOG can shutdown PCs at a given time but ive never tried using it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abaddon View Post
    We've set a group policy to remove logoff, restart and shutdown from the start menu, and simply have a "shutdown this workstation" icon on the desktop for exactly this reason.
    I couldn't find a policy to stop "restart", where is it in 2003?

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    This is the thread you need - with all alternative solutions

    http://www.edugeek.net/forums/behind...dont-work.html

    take a look

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    Quote Originally Posted by laserblazer View Post
    I couldn't find a policy to stop "restart", where is it in 2003?
    To be fair, not on it's own no - we use the settings:

    User Config - Admin Templates - System - Ctrl+Alt+Del Options - Remove Logoff
    User Config - Start Menu and Taskbar - Remove Logoff on the Start Menu
    User Config - Start Menu and Taskbar - Remove and Prevent Access to the Shut Down command

    and, as I said, provide an Icon for shutting it down instead.

    I realise that this adds a minute or two at the start of a lesson, but as we use Provisioning server, this means that every kid gets a brand new desktop every time, and as far as workstations go we rarely have problems anymore other than forgotten passwords.



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