Auto Shutdown

Auto shutdown is used to shutdown an idle workstation that is NOT logged in. To logoff and shutdown an idle workstation that is logged in, use the Auto logoff policy. If Auto Shutdown 'Off' is selected, none of the other settings apply. The 'Auto Shutdown Delay' determines the number of minutes after the pre-login screensaver starts before auto shutdown will occur. This can be either after machine startup or after a logoff. A prelogon-screen saver must be configured for this feature to function. The 'Action' determines the state of the workstation after auto shutdown, either simple shutdown, restart, or hibernate. The active hours represent the time of day during which auto shutdown can occur. The auto shutdown period includes the starting minute but not the ending minute. The end time may be earlier than the start time, so you may choose for auto shutdown to occur only after business hours. If the start and end times are equal, the auto shutdown is always in effect.

Supported on: At least Windows 2000
Auto shutdown


  1. On
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Birch Grove\Screen Pass\Admin6
    Value NameAutoShutdown
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value1
  2. Off
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Birch Grove\Screen Pass\Admin6
    Value NameAutoShutdown
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value0

Auto Shutdown Delay

Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Birch Grove\Screen Pass\Admin6
Value NameAutoShutdownDelay
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value10
Min Value1
Max Value
Action:


  1. Shutdown
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Birch Grove\Screen Pass\Admin6
    Value NameAutoShutdownAction
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value1
  2. Restart
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Birch Grove\Screen Pass\Admin6
    Value NameAutoShutdownAction
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value2
  3. Hibernate
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Birch Grove\Screen Pass\Admin6
    Value NameAutoShutdownAction
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value3

Active Hours:

Start time (hr)

Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Birch Grove\Screen Pass\Admin6
Value NameAutoShutdownStartTimeHr
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value0
Min Value
Max Value23
Start time (min)

Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Birch Grove\Screen Pass\Admin6
Value NameAutoShutdownStartTimeMn
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value0
Min Value
Max Value59
End time (hr)

Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Birch Grove\Screen Pass\Admin6
Value NameAutoShutdownEndTimeHr
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value0
Min Value
Max Value23
End time (min)

Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Birch Grove\Screen Pass\Admin6
Value NameAutoShutdownEndTimeMn
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value0
Min Value
Max Value59

Active Hours (weekend):

Start time (hr)

Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Birch Grove\Screen Pass\Admin6
Value NameAutoShutdownWkndStartTimeHr
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value0
Min Value
Max Value23
Start time (min)

Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Birch Grove\Screen Pass\Admin6
Value NameAutoShutdownWkndStartTimeMn
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value0
Min Value
Max Value59
End time (hr)

Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Birch Grove\Screen Pass\Admin6
Value NameAutoShutdownWkndEndTimeHr
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value0
Min Value
Max Value23
End time (min)

Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Birch Grove\Screen Pass\Admin6
Value NameAutoShutdownWkndEndTimeMn
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value0
Min Value
Max Value59

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