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  1. Nanotech

    Nanotech Thread Starter

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    Hey guys,

    Hope you are all well.

    Just a quick question. I'm wanting some software similar to WAKE-ON-LAN, but what I'm wanting is for it to SLEEP/SWITCH OFF machines after a certain time. My company works until 9:00pm on an evening. I'm wanting some software similar to the WOL that can do the opposite - so SLEEP-ON-LAN if you will.

    Does any of you know if software such as this exists. And if so where would I be able to get it from?

    Thank you,

    N.
     
  2. fairnooks

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    Is there some reason you can't use one of the built in power schemes on each system to either go into standby or hibernate after a set period of inactivity?
     
  3. Nanotech

    Nanotech Thread Starter

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    No. No reason. However, wouldn't that be a little time consuming? There are around 250 machines in the company, I was looking for a quick way of doing this.

    Would that be the only way?
     
  4. DoubleHelix

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    Unless you're working in a very high security situation that demands all computers be turned off at a particular time of day, forcing computers into sleep, standby, or to power off at a specific time is likely to cause some serious problems. With 250 computers, I assume you already have an infrastructure in place to apply policies or distribute Windows power scheme settings. Allow the computers to power down when not in use.

    All it takes is for one computer to shut itself off at 9:00pm while someone is working on a critical file, and they'll be looking for a new system administrator.
     
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