- It will shutdown, doesn't matter of the student is still there. He can’t do anything to stop the process.
- It's not handy when students come in a classroom and some Pc's are down en some are running in a classroom. Or some Pc's shutdown during the lessons.
So we searched for a tool that could shutdown the system(by groups of pc's) on a specified time but first display's during xxx seconds a warning to the user. So when he is still there he can stop the shutdown process!
We find a nifty freeware tool: Slawdog SmartShutdown Classic (www.slawdog.com/.../index.aspx.)
After installing it we did al the settings we want. After that we exported the registry settings and created a ZENworks application to distribute the settings and the program. We now only use the shutdown feature of this product, but is can also be used to start up or suspend a system. In combination with the workstation groups there a lot of flexibility how and when to used it!