Posted on 2004-10-27
Last Modified: 2010-04-13

A lot of my users dont shut down their pcs when they leave at night which irritates the hell out of me.  Is there any way to autoshutdown their pcs at a certain time or do i have to start breaking fingers?  Being able to do this via GroupPolicy or something similar would be ideal if possible.


Question by:SlammingRumJoseph
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    Hi SlammingRumJoseph,

    Check this

    Basically you can make use of shutdown utility in windows 2000

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    an easy solution to solve this would to to put a little program called wizmo on their computer, then have a scheduled taske to run wizmo with the shutdown command every night after they leave.  You can download it and read the instructions here:

    you could set it as a logoff script via group policy if you would like,, but of course this would shut down thier computer everytime they log off.

    Why do you want your comptuers to be turned off every night?  Isn't this when you should be downloading and installing all updates/patches and new virus signatures?
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    Do you want to be able to shut these machines down from your workstation?

    Hope this helps,

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    BTW, you don't have to install anything on the remote machine for the WMI methods to work if you're dealing with WinNT, Win2k or WinXP.


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