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Remote Shutdown Tool

The Remote Shutdown tool of Desktop Central provides options to shutdown, restart, lock and hibernate systems remotely.

Completing Tasks Manually

You can complete the following tasks manually using Desktop Central. You can do this by using the Shutdown Now button.

Shutdown Options

When you want to shutdown a computer, you are required to specify the following options for shutting down:

  • Shutdown Mode

Choose one of the following options:

    • Do not disturb if the user has logged in: Use this option to leave the user undisturbed.
    • Allow users to skip/postpone the operation: Use this option to allow Windows and Mac users to either skip or postpone the operation.
    • Normal: Use this option to close all the applications, as they would close normally, before shutting down computers
    • Forced: Use this option to close all the applications forcibly, before shutting down the computers. You can also use this option when applications are running in the background and you want to shutdown the computer immediately.
  • Timeout

Use this option to specify the time in seconds to display a warning message in all the client computers before shutting down. Specify zero to skip the message and shutdown immediately

  • Shutdown Message

Enter a message in the field provided. This message will be displayed in all the computers before they are shutdown.

Supported Operations

You can complete the following tasks on a remote computer:

Shutting down a computer

To shut down a computer, follow the steps given below:

  1. Click the Tools tab
  2. Click Remote Shutdown
  3. Select the required computers
  4. Click Shutdown Now
  5. Specify the required settings
  6. Click Shutdown

You've successfully shut down the selected computers.

Restarting a computer

To restart a computer, follow the steps given below:

  1. Click the Tools tab
  2. Click Remote Shutdown
  3. Select the required computers
  4. From the More Actions list, select Restart Now
  5. Click Restart

You've successfully restarted the selected computers.

Setting a computer in Hibernate mode

To set a remote computer in Hibernate mode, follow the steps given below:

  1. Click the Tools tab
  2. Click Remote Shutdown
  3. Select the required computers
  4. From the More Actions list, select Hibernate
  5. Click Yes

You have successfully set the selected computers in Hibernate mode.

Setting a computer to Stand by mode

To set a remote computer to Stand by mode, follow the steps given below:

  1. Click the Tools tab
  2. Click Remote Shutdown
  3. Select the required computers
  4. From the More Actions list, select Stand by
  5. Click Yes

You have successfully set the selected computers to Stand by mode.

Locking a computer

To lock a computer, follow the steps given below:

  1. Click the Tools tab
  2. Click Remote Shutdown
  3. Select the required computers
  4. From the More Actions list, select Lock Computers
  5. Click Yes

You have successfully locked the selected computers.

Scheduling Automatic Tasks

You can complete the following tasks automatically using Desktop Central. You can do this by using the Schedule Shutdown tab.

Creating and Scheduling Tasks

You can create and schedule various tasks. To create and schedule a shutdown task, follow the steps given below:

  1. Click the Tools tab
  2. Click Remote Shutdown
  3. Click the Schedule Shutdown tab
  4. Click Add Shutdown Task
  5. Enter a name for the task
  6. From the Operation section, select the required type of task
  7. Select the required computers
  8. Schedule when you want the task to take place:
  • Once: Use this option if you want the task to take place only once. Specify a start time and start date.
  • Daily: Use this option if you want the task to take place everyday. Specify whether the task should take place on all days or only on weekdays.
  • Weekly: Use this option if you want the task to take place on a weekly basis. Specify a start time and the required days of the week.
  • Monthly: Use this option if you want the task to take place on a monthly basis. Specify the start time, when you want this task to take place (for example, first Sunday or the day), and months in which you want this task to take place.
  1. Click Save Task

You have created and deployed a task using the Schedule Shutdown tab