Power Saving Configurations For Windows Workstations RRS feed

  • Question

  • Our Operations department is requesting that we shut down workstations at night to save on power expenses. The conflict is that we often do maintenance, both manual and automated throughout the night or early in the morning. I know this is a very common scenario but I am curious to get some opinions on how some of you out there have dealt with this and if it actually paid off. We already have some of the basic stuff like setting the monitors to sleep etc... and we are certainly open to adjusting the power plans on the machines through group policy as long as we maintain the ability to remotely access and update the machines during the off hours. Thank you in advance for your time!
    Thursday, February 11, 2016 9:25 PM


  • Hi Scott,

    You can achieve this by using some commands and tools

    You can use shutdown commands to make system shutdown at a specific time. and You can use Wake-Up-Lan option to start the system from your server automatically.

    You need to make a good plan for the commands, also your workstation must be have the NICs that supports Wake-Up_lan option.

    Thanks & Regards,

    Vijaykumar Patil

    • Proposed as answer by Vijay1188 Monday, March 7, 2016 7:24 AM
    • Marked as answer by Kevin Remde Tuesday, March 22, 2016 3:30 PM
    Monday, March 7, 2016 7:24 AM