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How to shutdown laptop when locked and lid is closed

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I'm trying to get Win 7 to shutdown when the laptop lid is closed, this is easy. But I need it to also shutdown if a user is logged in and locked. And ultimately set this up in a GP.
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Why not use the shutdown command that is present in the dos prompt?
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Use the shutdown command, to shutdown a computer "shutdown /m \\computername /f /s" for a GP i think you don't have any options because your policies get applied when you logon.
 
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Assuming you have admin rights

shutdown -s  -m \\computername -t 0 -f
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Or even easier use

shutdown /i

and select the computer you want to shut down from the GUI.
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Ok, but the point is for Win to shutdown when the lid is closed and workstation is already locked.

So a user uses the computer, walks away, screen saver locks the computer in 10 min, then user comes back and closes the lid to put computer away. This is when I want it to shutdown. (not sleep or hibernate)

I realize shutdown -s -f will do it, but how do I trigger that on lid close?
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Is it windows 7, i beleave you can make a task that run's when the users is inactive for a period of time? I don;t think it possible to detect when a computer is beeing put away.

And then you can run shutdown
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And why not change the power scheme to always shutdown instead of hibernate? Start --> Configuration --> Power (Or Enegery) --> cycle through the tab's and there is one where you can change the action when lid is closed, etc...
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shutdown.exe on idle is the only way I can get it to shutdown when the computer is locked. I have it set to shutdown when lid is closed but this doesn't work when locked.
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Okay, nice to know that one!
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