[windows2000] Re: Auto-shutdown pc's with GPO

  • From: "Sorin Srbu" <sorin.srbu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2008 14:05:48 +0100

Maybe that's why MS bought Sysinternals and got psexec and psshutdown. ;-)
-- 
/Sorin

>-----Original Message-----
>From: windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
>On Behalf Of Patrick
>Sent: Friday, December 19, 2008 1:53 PM
>To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: [windows2000] Re: Auto-shutdown pc's with GPO
>
>I will go down the good old fashoined scripting route, but I am abit
surprised MS has not
>included a policy for this. I also had a look @ SMS 2003, and you do not have
the
>functionality to remotely shutdown pc's expect running scripts remotely.
>
>
>
>
>________________________________
>
>From: Sorin Srbu <sorin.srbu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Sent: Friday, December 19, 2008 10:32:04 AM
>Subject: [windows2000] Re: Auto-shutdown pc's with GPO
>
>With that many workstations, even hibernation might not be good enough. The
>savings are probably significant with a real shutdown.
>
>On a side note, our department policy is to shutdown monitors and
>computer/workstations whenever the user is gone for 24h or more. Most users
here
>honour that.
>    Exceptions are the servers, the linux calculation machines and my
>admin-workstation. I need to have them on in case something goes pear-shaped
>during weekends and I need to RDP in, while the Ph. D's. in the molecular
>modeling-group usually run long calc-sessions over the weekends.
>    Turning off monitors manually with the on/off-button every day is
encouraged,
>although not set as a dept-rule, except for a 15m-timeout via EZ-GPO.
>--
>/Sorin
>
>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>[mailto:windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
>>On Behalf Of Patrick
>>Sent: Friday, December 19, 2008 10:36 AM
>>To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>Subject: [windows2000] Re: Auto-shutdown pc's with GPO
>>
>>about 780 workstations. The thing is, the IT support staff are concerned
that
>>staff do
>>not shutdown everyday when they leave, and especially a period like this
when
>>we are
>>going into the Christmas holiday, it would be a good idea to have all pc's
>>turned off, as
>>the office is going to be  shut for about 2 weeks.
>>
>>
>>________________________________
>>
>>From: Sorin Srbu <sorin.srbu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>Sent: Friday, December 19, 2008 8:28:16 AM
>>Subject: [windows2000] Re: Auto-shutdown pc's with GPO
>>
>>Out of curiosity, do they have any numbers to support that a full shutdown
is
>>so much better than leaving a machine in a hibernation state. Logically, a
>>full shutdown should be better as a machine is fully off, and shouldn't be
>>drawing any electricity, but how much better I wonder?
>>
>>How many computers are we talking BTW?
>>
>>--
>>/Sorin
>>
>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>From: windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>[mailto:windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
>>>On Behalf Of Patrick
>>>Sent: Thursday, December 18, 2008 5:32 PM
>>>To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>>Subject: [windows2000] Re: Auto-shutdown pc's with GPO
>>>
>>>Yep,
>>>
>>>That is the way I have done it in the past. good old hyena. I thought
>>hibernate would be
>>>good enough, but they are insisting on shutdown.
>>>
>>>
>>>Thanks
>>>
>>>Patrick
>>>
>>>
>>>________________________________
>>>
>>>From: Sorin Srbu <sorin.srbu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>>Sent: Thursday, December 18, 2008 10:26:31 AM
>>>Subject: [windows2000] Re: Auto-shutdown pc's with GPO
>>>
>>>Isn't hibernate good enough? What's the actual saving on shutting down
>>>completely vs hibernate?
>>>
>>>Anyway, roll out a startup script and add an at-job to be run at 1900hrs. I
>>>believe MS has some shutdown tools. Or just use Sysinternals psexec and
>>>psshutdown.
>>>
>>>The way I do (similar stuff) it, is to occasionally use Hyena to get an
>>updated
>>>list of all computers on the domain and dump that list to text file, eg
>>>computers.txt. Then I have a scheduled task on my computer to run
>>>
>>>"C:\Program Files\pstools\psexec" @c:\computers.txt -s
>>>"%programfiles%\pstools\psshutdown -f -k"
>>>
>>>Or something like that.
>>>--
>>>/Sorin
>>>
>>>
>>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>>From: windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>>>[mailto:windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
>>>>On Behalf Of Patrick
>>>>Sent: Thursday, December 18, 2008 10:39 AM
>>>>To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>>>Subject: [windows2000] Re: Auto-shutdown pc's with GPO
>>>>
>>>>Well sort of. The school is looking for a solution were by pc's are turned
>>off
>>>>auto
>>>>everyday @ 7pm. We also want the ability to send the monitor into power
save
>>>>mode.
>>>>
>>>>This tool looks great, but it seems it will only solve the latter problem,
I
>>am
>>>>still stuck
>>>>with finding a solution that actually shuts down the pc at a certain time.
I
>>>>know this is
>>>>possible with a script, but that means constantly updating the list of
>>>>computers when
>>>>ever a new one is joined onto the domain
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>Thanks
>>>>
>>>>Patrick
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>________________________________
>>>>
>>>>From: Sorin Srbu <sorin.srbu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>>To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>>>Sent: Thursday, December 18, 2008 9:00:32 AM
>>>>Subject: [windows2000] Re: Auto-shutdown pc's with GPO
>>>>
>>>>I believe your problems can be solved with the "Terra Novum EZ GPO Tool"
for
>>>>setting standby timeouts for computer and monitor etc for WinXP machines
>>(Vista
>>>>already supports this AFAIK).
>>>>
>>>>Check http://www.terranovum.com/projects/energystar/ez_gpo.html. It's
free.
>>>>
>>>>I've run this for well over a year, probably two, and it works fine. An
>>>>ADM-template is included IIRC, and the software itself comes as a
>>msi-package
>>>>to
>>>>deploy ever AD with a GPO.
>>>>
>>>>More info on http://www.terranovum.com/projects/energystar/index.html.
>>>>
>>>>Are you on a green-spree at work? ;-)
>>>>--
>>>>/Sorin
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>>>From: windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>>>>[mailto:windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
>>>>>On Behalf Of Patrick
>>>>>Sent: Thursday, December 18, 2008 9:49 AM
>>>>>To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>>>>Subject: [windows2000] Auto-shutdown pc's with GPO
>>>>>
>>>>>Hi Guys,
>>>>>
>>>>>We are trying to setup a process were all pc's are turned off at a
certain
>>>>>time
>>>>>of the
>>>>>day. Just wondering if this is archievable with GPO, I have looked thru,
>>but
>>>>>can not
>>>>>seem to find anything, all I see are suggestions of using scripts to do
>>this.
>>>>>Also we
>>>>>would like to turn off monitors if they have remained idle for about
>>30mins,
>>>>>would this
>>>>>be a powersave mode setting?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
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