2003 Server clients auto shutdown

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Server management
Windows
Windows client administration and maintenance
Windows Server 2003
Windows XP
Hi, I need to set about 60% (about 50) of the PC's in our network to automatically shutdown at 8pm every night. I am running Windows server 2003, and the clients are all Windows XP. Can someone tell me the best way to do this. Thanks Nick
ASKED: December 21, 2007  10:19 AM
UPDATED: December 21, 2007  2:15 PM

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I do this on a weekly basis to a group of machines. I run a bat file in a scheduled task, using psshutdown from microsoft /sysinternals:
shutws.bat:

psshutdown -s @shutws.txt

where shutws.txt is a text file listing machines that are targeted.
simple, clean. You can also put timers and warning messages in so if users are logged in they have time to save work and log off.

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