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for example, to save electricity. Could you make a domain policy that makes a pc go to sleep between the hours of 9 pm and 6 am. You can always turn it back on. It just goes to sleep unless it's being used or it gets woke up.

Thank you.

EDIT: Sorry, they are all Windows machines. XP, Vista, and Windows 7, but mostly XP Pro. Lots of machines.

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Which OS? Are you only interested in doing this to one or two systems, or a whole bunch of them? –  Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Mar 18 '10 at 13:55

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Depends on the OS. For XP, Energy Star has something called EZ GPO to manage power. I believe Vista and Windows 7 have GPOs for this.

EnergyStar

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I assume you are using Windows, here is a command line that will send the PC to sleep

rundll32 powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState

you could either create a batch file to remotely execute this command on all pc at a certain time using psexec, and then another batch file to send a wol command out when you want them woken up.

Alternatively you could schedule these two functions manually on each machine

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It's saying task already exists even if it doesn't. –  Pineapple Under the Sea Jan 18 '13 at 4:02
    
*** Warning, this command caused my machine to Hibernate rather than sleep. –  Guy Thomas Jan 18 '13 at 10:23

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