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Windows 10 - Schedule computer to Shutdown and Restarted

Posted on 2016-11-22
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Last Modified: 2016-11-28
Hi All,

i need to shutdown the computer on Friday night 12:00 and make sure it Restarts on Monday at 07:00am.

is that possible?
Question by:mallony
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by:Blue Orange
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ID: 41897305
Shutdown yes, use the task scheduler.
Startup... kinda; use wake on lan: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wake-on-LAN

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by:Senior IT System Engineer
Senior IT System Engineer earned 332 total points
ID: 41897335
Yes, for shutdown, you can put this line in batch script:

shutdown -s -f -t 1

And then you can schedule it in the schedule task to run on that particular time.
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McKnife earned 1004 total points
ID: 41897344
There's a possible solution without wake on LAN. It would require to hibernate the server instead of shutting it down.
Task1: hibernate. Command: shutdown -h, executing account: system
Task2: wakeup. Command: ping localhost, executing account:system. Set the task option option to reactivate a sleeping computer.

Please note that hibernate consumes next to no energy.
Note 2: maybe you will need to enable hibernation, first, using the command:
powercfg -h on
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ID: 41897368
The laptop is a Standalone and it is setup in different  meeting rooms.
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Expert Comment

ID: 41897406
Yes. But that info doesn't invalidate the advice given. Any machine can use task scheduler and/or wake on LAN. :-)
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by:Brian B
Brian B earned 332 total points
ID: 41897491
Since it is a laptop, make sure the network cards (wireless or LAN as applicable) are not set to shut down to save power... at least for testing. I know it shouldn't be neccessary, but I have seen this setting be the cause of Wake on LAN not working.
You'll also find the wake on LAN settings in there as well.

Author Comment

ID: 41899492
Because this laptop is on Windows 10, i think that it must be an App that does that. Do you all know one App which would also wake up a stand alone computer?
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Expert Comment

ID: 41899585
My suggestion works in 10, I use it myself.

Author Comment

ID: 41903777
it works fine. Thanks.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 41903779
it works fine. Thanks.

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