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    Question Batch shut down

    Does anyone know of or have a utility that will perform a batch shutdown. Similar to WOL but the other way. I've looked around at a few utilities but these have been more manual. We have Classlink here but I'm new to this product so don't know the workings of it yet. I have sent Viglen a few emails to ask if this is possible but had no response. A distinct lack of manuals online or otherwise. I just want to schedule a couple of little batch jobs to shutdown different areas at different times. Can anyone help please?

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    Look at the windows utility shutdown.exe

    shutdown.exe /s /m \\%computername%

    Stick a line for each PC into a batch file and schedule to run when you want.

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    We use Psshutdown here. It's pretty straight forward to schedule shutting down a room of PC's you just list them in a txt file.

    e.g D:\Shutdown\psshutdown @d:\Shutdown\computers.txt

    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sys...sshutdown.mspx

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    We have an RM network so use the LST - but at my old school which was Vanilla we used PSShutdown - worked a treat.

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    I use a kixtart startup script to add a scheduled job to all computers to shut them down at 10pm.

    Code:
    ;===============================================
    ;       Shutdown All Computers at 22:00
    ;===============================================
    
    Dim $ExcludedWorkstations[4]
    $ExcludedWorkstations[0] = "R0125"
    $ExcludedWorkstations[1] = "R1525"
    $ExcludedWorkstations[2] = "MBassant"
    $ExcludedWorkstations[3] = "Maintenance"
    
    
    IF ASCAN($ExcludedWorkstations,@WKSTA)="-1" and NOT EXIST("c:\WINDOWS\Tasks\At1.job")
    	SHELL ("at 22:00 shutdown -s -f -t 300 -c " + chr(34) + "Your computer is shutting down for the night. You have 5 minutes to save your work. If you wish to carry on using your computer you can turn it back on after it has shutdown." + chr(34))
    ENDIF

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    We use beyondexec - same sort of principle as psshutdown (i.e. command lines in a batch file, one for each PC), but with a few extra features like giving users the option to cancel the shutdown; can also be used to force users to log off (very handy if the fire alarm goes while 40+ students are in the IT Suite, and the next lesson has started by the time you're allowed back in!).

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYSMAN_MK View Post
    Look at the windows utility shutdown.exe

    shutdown.exe /s /m \\%computername%

    Stick a line for each PC into a batch file and schedule to run when you want.
    That's the way I do it, works a treat.

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    shutdown /s /m \\computer /t: 60 /c: "message"
    in a batch file works here

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve_nfi View Post
    Does anyone know of or have a utility that will perform a batch shutdown. Similar to WOL but the other way. I've looked around at a few utilities but these have been more manual. We have Classlink here but I'm new to this product so don't know the workings of it yet. I have sent Viglen a few emails to ask if this is possible but had no response. A distinct lack of manuals online or otherwise. I just want to schedule a couple of little batch jobs to shutdown different areas at different times. Can anyone help please?
    psshutdown is also on the Admin's Admin Bar - see below.



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