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any software that can shutdown the PCs in a schedule

Hi Experts,

Is there any software or configuration run at the background or services that can shutdown a PC at a scheduled time ?
eg. shutdown the PC at 10pm every day

thanks
Mike
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mmccy
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Just use the SHUTDOWN command and a scheduled task.  Or PSSHUTDOWN instead of SHUTDOWN.
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duncan320Commented:
Start RUN then type COMMAND to get a command prompt, then type shutdown /?   this will show all the shutdown options and give a basic example.

Thanks
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mmccyAuthor Commented:
how about if the PC is not logging in ? that is just in the log in sceen !! No one log in and then the schedule task wont work !!???
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ch2Commented:
No one log in and then the schedule task wont work !!???

won't work, but you can use autoexecnt.bat

Read here:

http://www.windowsnetworking.com/kbase/WindowsTips/WindowsNT/AdminTips/Miscellaneous/RunbatchfileatWindowsNTstartupwithnooneloggedon.html
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ch2Commented:
From autoexecnt.bat you can call a task or whatever.
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mmccyAuthor Commented:
can you further explain how to do that ? I dont really understand !! Many Thanks !
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ch2Commented:
What you want is to have a scheduled shutdown at a certain time, and also before logging on to your computer.

Before start you must be logged in as an Administrator to install and configure autoexecnt service.

So start the autoexecnt.exe service (goto microsoft link for further details on how to do this)

"How to Run a Batch File Before Logging on to Your Computer"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q243486/

After you have installed autoexecnt service, you have to create an autoexecnt.bat file.

The first value must be the next one (to start the schedule service before you log in)

net start schedule

This is a short example, if you search on google you will find a lot of articles refering to Autoexecnt service.

Hope it helps!
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mmccyAuthor Commented:
but where can I get the autoexecnt.exe ?
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