Shutdown when idle

Microsoft Windows xp professional w/serv...
March 30, 2010 at 23:41:36
Specs: Windows XP
Hi All,
I need to make a script, hopefully it can be done with a simple batch script??
What I need is to make a computer shut down automatically after one hour of inactivity.
I've more that 50 machines in my domain group, i want to try this script using group policy..

Is there anyone here who would like to help me? I'm not interested in anyone just passing me a script. I would like to learn the commands..

Thanks in advance

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March 31, 2010 at 05:20:40
Back in the NT4 days, there was a "screen saver" which would log you out / shut down the PC when it was activated. That's probably the direction you want to start.

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March 31, 2010 at 07:33:42
I'm not sure it can be done with standard Windows software, but I know of software that allows to run a batch-script, instead of starting a screensaver. That batch-script can do anything you want (yeah, batch-power!), so that would include shutting down a computer (via the Windows standard command ... which I forgot ... euhm ... shutdown.exe, I guess).

Anyway, the screensaver stuff, I'll look it up, some russian guy

... But, as an alternative, there is a method to shutdown a computer by means of LAN connectivity (like the wake on LAN, but this is a shutdown on LAN). No idea how it works, but this may be default Windows.

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March 31, 2010 at 11:14:29
Badevlad's System ScreenSaver

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