I need help implementing a power policy that shuts down the computers for inactivity. As this is not a native feature in Windows Server 2003/ XP I have to use a work around. I have found a program call dshutdown (http://dimio.altervista.org/eng/
) which looks like it will work great. I created a Batch file to copy the files from a shares drive to the local computer then run the dshutdown.exe via the command line. Command looks like "C:\DShutdown.exe" /SAVEONEXIT /INACTIVEUSER "for 2 hour" /IP:LocalHost /Shutdown /Force /HIDDEN
After testing in a local environment, I have determined that this script/program works just like I plan. However when I apply the same batch file to a Group Policy the Startup Script times out after 10 minutes and does not launch dshutdown. But it does copy the files from the server, so I know the script runs. Any clues on why it would work as expected from editing the local gpedit.msc computer startup script, but times out from a Server side GPO?
On a side note I can get the script working via a user logon script, but this is not an option as it gives the user the ability to kill the program. Also if the user logs off it close the program and the computer will remain on.
Thank for your help in advance,