The Windows Operating System can be manipulated and managed to meet your business requirements.
For example, energy management – Automatically Shut down or hibernate your workstations at the same time each day rather than run your PC or Servers during non-production hours, if not necessary.
My business operation is only open 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Why run my PCs all night long and burn electricity when I can shut them down at 6:00 pm automatically, all at once without having to do that manually?
The Windows shutdown.exe command has many options. If you type the command with these example options to test. Then save the desired command in a batch or command file. Run the command at 6:00 pm each night and shutdown your Windows PCs in your office.
Other options and variables you can use. I would suggest Hibernate (/h) and Logoff ((/l) as a couple of popular choices.
Usage: shutdown [/i | /l | /s | /r | /g | /a | /p | /h | /e | /o] [/hybrid] [/soft]
[/m \\computer][/t xxx][/d [p|u:]xx:yy [/c “comment”]]
No args Display help. This is the same as typing /?.
/? Display help. This is the same as not typing any options.
/i Display the graphical user interface (GUI).
This must be the first option.
/l Log off. This cannot be used with /m or /d options.
/s Shutdown the computer.
/r Full shutdown and restart the computer.
/g Full shutdown and restart the computer. After the system is
rebooted, restart any registered applications.
/a Abort a system shutdown.
This can only be used during the time-out period.
Combine with /fw to clear any pending boots to firmware.
/p Turn off the local computer with no time-out or warning.
Can be used with /d and /f options.
/h Hibernate the local computer.
Can be used with the /f option.
/hybrid Performs a shutdown of the computer and prepares it for fast startup
Must be used with /s option.
/fw Combine with a shutdown option to cause the next boot to go to the
firmware user interface.
/e Document the reason for an unexpected shutdown of a computer.
/o Go to the advanced boot options menu and restart the computer.
Must be used with /r option.
/m \\computer Specify the target computer.
/t xxx Set the time-out period before shutdown to xxx seconds.
The valid range is 0-315360000 (10 years), with a default of 30.
If the timeout period is greater than 0, the /f parameter is
/c “comment” Comment on the reason for the restart or shutdown.
Maximum of 512 characters allowed.
/f Force running applications to close without forewarning users.
The /f parameter is implied when a value greater than 0 is
specified for the /t parameter.
/d [p|u:]xx:yy Provide the reason for the restart or shutdown.
p indicates that the restart or shutdown is planned.
u indicates that the reason is user defined.
If neither p nor u is specified the restart or shutdown is
xx is the major reason number (positive integer less than 256).
yy is the minor reason number (positive integer less than 65536).
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