Shutting down Wake On Lan machines
I've recently started using Kace and am trying to get up to date on patching our windows XP pc's. I've found I still need to push out SP3 to some of them and wanted to do this over night. I can group them and wake them up then run a patch schedule against them to install the service pack, where i'm stuck is finding a way to shut them down after the update. I want to avoid a blanket shutdown as there are some machines that wil need to stay running overnight.
Any ideas how I can tag the machines i've woken up so that I can then shut them down again?
You can create a script that will look for the presence of sp3 and if it is on the machine run program shutdown.exe -s. Create a label and assign it to only the machines that you will want to shut down and use that label in the script. have it run every 15-20 minutes and turn it off when you come in the next day.