Shutdown idle computers
Posted on 2009-07-08
How can I shut down idle windows XP pro workstations on a Win2003 domain? I have tried screensaver options, some freeware ones (most are useless), some vbscripts. Unfortunately powercfg or shutdown.exe don't do the trick. As we have many users logging off, but not shutting down, I'm looking at ways to conserve power as these workstations often will stay powered on for days or even weeks if the users aren't there.
Does anyone know of a script/software I can schedule from one of the servers, say at 6pm, that will check inactivity, and if the computer hasn't been used for at least an hour, shut down? If a user is logged on, it would be important for them to abort.
Thanks in advance of all replies.