Remote systems shutdown through server

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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 Ramachandrna

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You can use a logon/logoff script for all users with:

‘SCHTASKS /create /sc daily /mo 1 /st 15:00:00 /tn shutdown /tr “c:\windows\system32\shutdown.exe -f -s” /ru <username> /rp <password>’

Check the time for your requirements. It will work for you.

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  • Subhendu Sen
    There is a command schtasks.exe that can create scheduled tasks for this purpose. Create a .bat file to make it as scheduled task.... After that, put the file for GPO. It is best to see here for MS ref u can also use free 3rd party tool for the same.
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