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    Force shutdown when laptop lid closed

    Hi everybody,

    New around here, but have been lurking for a fair while now.

    I have a question, we have 30 laptops in two lapsafes, but the kids can never seem to be arsed to log them off or shut them down properly, and it takes time to go through them all and shut them down (and where the damn things are kept right now, you dont want to be for too long (ex blokes bog room))

    So, I was wondering, is there something in group policy I can push out to these laptops to have them shutdown when the lid is closed?

    The options there with updated Vista GPO's but these laptops are running XP so I'm a bit stuck there.

    Another option I have had... is pushing out a scheduled task to make them shutdown at 4pm every day, so that way none of them are left logged in or on in the safes.

    Anybody got some ideas? Cheers :mrgreen:

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    Re: Force shutdown when laptop lid closed

    Howabout putting the laptops on a static IP address, then having a shutdown script on the server for them?

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    Re: Force shutdown when laptop lid closed

    No need for static IPs - BeyondExec shuts PCs down by machine name. I've only ever used it on desktops but I don't see why it wouldn't work with a laptop.

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    Re: Force shutdown when laptop lid closed

    Why not just physically as its only 30 PCs, manually change them all in the power options to say that when the lid is closed Shutdown. I appreciate what you are getting at about the old loo smell, but can't you just pick them up and take them to a classroom or office or something

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