Shutting down an idle Windows computer

Shutting down an idle Windows XP computer, for example to save energy costs, can be done through the windows Task Scheduler. Just configure a new task according to the screen shots below (adjusting the parameters for shutdown.exe to your wishes – see the MS support link)

How To Use the Remote Shutdown Tool to Shut Down and Restart a Computer in Windows 2000: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/317371

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