How can Notification Server be used to shutdown or reboot an Altiris Agent computer?

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Management Platform (Formerly known as Notification Server)

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How can Notification Server be used to shutdown or reboot an Altiris Agent computer?

Answer
Notification Server can use any of several methods to shutdown or reboot computers, some of which are:

  1. The Altiris Real-Time System Manager Solution can be used to shutdown and reboot a remote computer (using the "Run Application" option to run "shutdown.exe") or reboot a remote computer with the "Power Management" reboot option.
  2. A script can be written and delivered by a Software Delivery job (a Google search finds many script examples)
  3. Microsoft offers a reboot.exe tool in the Office Resource Kit that could be delivered via a Software Delivery job
  4. Current versions of Windows have a shutdown.exe file (in ...\Windows\System32) that can be called by a Software Delivery job. The shutdown.exe file has the following switches and more:
              -s (Shutdown the computer)
              -r (Shutdown and restart the computer)