View Full Version : schedule a shutdown with GPO?

Jimmy D
03-09-2007, 03:59 PM
I am wanting to shutdown certain client workstations at the end of the day. I would rather not create a batch to do this so i was wondering if there was a way to do this using group policy, i have had a quick poke around with no luck.


03-09-2007, 04:01 PM
Not that I know of!

Jimmy D
03-09-2007, 04:09 PM

03-09-2007, 05:30 PM
What NOS are you using?
Server 2000/2003???

03-09-2007, 05:33 PM
Tell everyone in your group to do it themselves when they leave work... Lazy Buggers:lol:

03-09-2007, 07:08 PM
You can do it from within the active directory.

But have a look at These (http://pcwin.com/popular/Schedule_Shutdown-1.htm) truck loads of different apps.

Jimmy D
03-09-2007, 07:17 PM
ok will give it a go cheers. I'm windows server 2003. People are harder to tell what to do than computers lol

03-09-2007, 07:33 PM
Also found This (http://www.windowsecurity.com/articles/How-Force-Remote-Group-Policy-Processing.html) article, may help a little, plenty of sugegstions.

You can always get Vista installed ( Yeah Right), it has a shut down schedule built in - real handy for getting the kids off the PC at night, gives a warning before the scheduled time it shuts down & unless pass word is put in you cant stop it.

Now what was that pass word again:xmouth: :rolleyes:

03-09-2007, 09:18 PM
whats the big deal with writing a batch file anyway? all you need to do is call shutdown.exe
Have done this often in my own network.

Jimmy D
04-09-2007, 06:53 AM
because in a massive network you don't want to have to schedule a batch file to do a shutdown on 100 seperate computers. I'd rather centralize it with a GPO.

Cheers Wainui I'll have a read of that article.