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

  • From: "Sorin Srbu" <sorin.srbu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2008 11:26:31 +0100

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 

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.

>-----Original Message-----
>From: 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 
>everyday @ 7pm. We also want the ability to send the monitor into power save 
>This tool looks great, but it seems it will only solve the latter problem, I 
>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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