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

  • From: Patrick <london31uk@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2008 01:38:33 -0800 (PST)

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



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 
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? ;-)

>-----Original Message-----
>From: 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 
>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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