by November 1, 2008 0 comments

IT managers are adopting new and innovative ways to decrease power
consumption and simultaneously reduce an organization’s carbon footprint. Prof
Shutdown is a Network Power Management tool that allows network administrators
to shutdown, reboot, hibernate, lock or wake up (Wake- on-LAN) multiple machines
simultaneously from a single system. The program can execute operations in a
multithreaded mode for multiple machines; it can execute tasks on a remote
computer and even scan for computers on a network simultaneously. And if you
have ADS in place, then nothing is required; just log on to a machine as an
administrator and install and run this application on all machines. The program
uses Windows security permissions and the Task Scheduler is used for running
actions as per schedule. Let’s use it for remote power administration.

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Applies To:
Network admins
Price: $35 (single installation, non
commercial use); $200 (single installation, unlimited commercial use)
USP: Manage the power state of
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Adding a new task includes choosing actions to be executed
such as shutdown, hibernate, stand-by, log-off, time duration for the
message and its content.
From amongst all workstations, you can choose the ones that
need not undergo a particular task. For eg, the various servers on your
You can configure Advanced Schedule Options for the chosen
workstations, such as the start date, time, duration and periodicity.
When a scheduled task is executed on a machine, its user has
the option to let it continue or cancel it altogether. This is particularly
relevant when such a user is working late.

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