PowerOff is a lightweight software that controls automatically and remotely the power state of any computer and of any PC connected in a local area network (LAN). You can shut down, restart, log off, reboot, power off, standby, hibernate, lock, wake-on-LAN, and turn on/off monitor.
The software operates on Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7 without installing it. Just copy the executable file (168kb for version 126.96.36.199) on any folder and double click it to run the software.
I have only tried the version above on Windows XP but the writer of the software–Jorgen Bosman— thinks it would run on all Windows platform including Windows 2000, Vista and Windows 7. Nevertheless, you can download the latest version 3.1 at the official site. Download version 188.8.131.52 from The Box at the sidebar of this blog.
How to Use PowerOff?
First: Select “Local Computer” or “Remote Computer” to manage. Remote Computer refers to any computer other than the one you are using that is connected in your local network (connected to your router). To remotely control other computer, choose “Allow remote control” under “Options” and set the “Port number” to 3210 and set your password, as shown below. (Be sure that PowerOff is also installed on the remote computer and is also running.)
Second: Select the “Action” to execute on the selected computer.
Third: You can choose any “Option” to execute when the action is undertaken.
Choose “Warning Message” to send a message to the computer where the action is undertaken. The message would be like this:
You have also the option to give the user of the remote computer to cancel the action by selecting “Allow cancel“. Doing so, would make your action futile. 🙂
Fourth: You can set “When” you’re going to execute the action: Immediate, Scheduled,and After a process stops. Selecting “Scheduled” would open a dialogue box where you can set the date and time when to execute the action. Selecting “After a process stops” would open a dialogue box where you can select an on-going process on the computer.
That’s it. You’re done! Enjoy managing the other computers in your network especially the ones use by your children.