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remote power off using login script

Posted on 2008-11-15
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Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I have the poweroff.exe program recommended in another question on this website.


Using the login script at my company, just a standard .bat file that maps drives and file copies etc.  I copied the poweroff.exe to the root of the C: drive.

Now, using the login script I want to apply the paramaters to the poweroff.exe program to setup a schedule to shutdown all computers at 8pm every night.  I've followed the help/FAQ on the website above and put the following commands intot he login script.

C:\poweroff.exe shutdown -create_service -warn -warntime 120 -msg "You pc will Shutdown in 2 minutes\nPlease save your work"  -force -scheduled -time 20:00 -days m,t,w,th,f,s,su -allow_remote -remote_pswd password -save_settings -save_svc_set

However this doesn't seem to work and it doesn't set the para's to the program!!!  Can anyone help, as i need to get this enabled asap.

Question by:brandaddition

Accepted Solution

sumit_ earned 2000 total points
ID: 22966825
It seems as though you don't need the -save_svc_set parameter. Try the following,

C:\poweroff.exe shutdown -warn -warntime 120 -msg "You pc will Shutdown in 2 minutes\nPlease save your work"  -force -scheduled -time 20:00 -days m,t,w,th,f,s,su -allow_remote -remote_pswd password -save_settings -create_service

Note the -create_service parameter is last, I think that creates the service with the settings you specify before it.

Expert Comment

ID: 22967221
Are you using windows xp or vista? You can also create a scheduled task.

Author Comment

ID: 22968130
Using XP.  Wanted to save going around to all PC's to setup the scheduled task and do this via the login script, unless there is a way to setup a scheduled task via the login script?


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