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Quick question. Where I work I am responsible for switching on and off 28 computers. When I switch off I just press the on off button and they switch off almost straight away. However colleague insists we have to do control alt delete. Does it make a difference?
Depending on how the PCs are set up then pressing power button could well be doing a proper shut down. It's in the Control Panel / Power Options / advanced settings / power button (or something like that).
Many years ago I wrote a small programe to shutdown a computer at a certain time of day. I would not be surprised if such utilities exist now, or a network utility that remotely lets you shutdown systems on the same network. You may want to have a Google to see what is around for the operating systems involved.
Thanks everyone. I will speak to IT, not confident of an outcome there but will try. Ninja sadly its on my time. ICT lab in the library at school closes at 4 so we cant switch off till the students have finished, so I spend my time loitering from about 3.45 turning them off as people leave. Its why I need a better solution really.