I am a domain admin for a large enterprise environment. We are moving our data center and I need a script to shutdown Windows 2000 and 2003 servers remotely. Since some of the servers will need to be taken down prior to the bulk and some after the bulk I would like to find a vbscript that will allow me to use a txt file to list which servers I want the shutdown command to run on.
I usually create a batch file to run the VBScript so it will run in a DOS window instead of issuing pop-up messages. I have approx 500 servers I will need to shut down. I honestly do not want to have to create a messy batch file to issue the shutdown /m \\computername code for all 500 servers. That would take way to long. If someone can help me I would really appreciate it.