Here are some features, listed by license type, that make Auto Shutdown Manager the top and complete network-enabled PC Power Management solution for laptops, desktops, and servers.

Auto Shutdown Manager can be used on Windows 11/10/8.x/7/Vista, Server 2022/2019/2016/2012R2 (64/32 Bit). For WOL Proxies also Java supporting devices such as Raspberry PI.



Standard Licenses
and Bundle Packs


EDU, NPO, GOV Licenses

Light Licenses:

Free for private use

ITAM - IT Asset Management. Collect and report key assets from your client PCs.
Operation in background - Windows Service Mode
Shutdown based on timer countdown
SCCM Plugin – Plug in to Microsoft® System Center Configuration Manager®
File Scanner: create own XML based jobs to schedule WoL, delete or move clients, add or remove WoL-Proxies
UPS support (Uninterruptible power supply): Automatically switch off selected PCs or PC groups in the event of a power outage, and restart them when  power is restored
Forced shutdown based on time rules
Remote restart / wake up / shut down
Auto login user on startup (disable / enable)
Auto configurator for the easiest initial setup
Detection of running applications (e.g. PowerPoint)

Performance counters for in-depth system analysis
Some examples:
- Network traffic & utilization
- Detection of processes and their utilization
- Terminal sessions active
- VPN tunnel active
- Backup going on
- And many more ...

Time rules
Network clients
IP traffic load analysis of other IP-based devices such as routers, streaming boxes, network printers, scanners, etc.
Mouse / Keyboard
CPU utilization
HDD utilization
Sound analysis
Scheduled tasks analysis
Scheduled shutdown of local or remote PCs
Scheduled wake up of local or remote PCs
Prevent users from blocking public PCs by staying logged in for long times
Remote management
Remote shutdown and restart
Detect IP clients to prevent shutdown
Operation as client
Operation as server
Wake on WAN client
Wake on LAN scheduler
VMware service analysis
Start virtual machines at startup
Suspend virtual machines before shutdown
WoL - Start virtual machines via Wake on LAN
Log up and down times
Power consumption and CO2 reduction analysis
Simple PC time limitation (access protection)
Limit the PC time per local user and per day on a local machine
Extended PC time protection
Limit total time spent on computer per user account, centrally managed and based on Active Directory
Auto shutdown mode selection (e.g. use Standby in the afternoon, Hibernate or Power Off at night)
Wake up PC from sleep
Scheduled maintenance WoL wake up
Wake on LAN - local broadcast - servers
Wake on LAN - local broadcast - clients
Wake on LAN - directed broadcast -servers
Wake on LAN - directed broadcast -clients
Wake on WAN - Internet - servers
Wake on WAN - Internet - clients
Wake on LAN/WAN/VLAN- Windows based WoL proxy
Wake on LAN/WAN/VLAN- Java based WoL proxy, for example to be used on a Raspberry PI 
Automatically generate WOL proxies ( updates WOL proxies to ensure a reliable WOL after network changes are detected)

Business time management -
for example, prevent shutdowns during core business times

Dependent on power mode (AC / DC)
Run scripts or applications at startup
Run scripts or applications before shutting down
User warnings before shutting down
Maintenance reboot after x shutdowns

Screensaver management:

  • Keep display always on
  • Keep display on as long as selected applications are running
  • Switch display off after x Minutes when PC is idle (optional: and lock the PC)
  • Switch off the display when PC is locked by user (WIN+L or the system)


Windows power management

Save unsaved documents before shutting down
(Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Project, Outlook)

Central management
Organize power management policies by groups
Automatically assign PCs to power management policies by
- PC name filters
- Active directory attributes (such as OU=, CN=...)
- Membership in active directory groups
Hidden operation from users
Remote shutdown
Remote standby
Remote hibernate
Remote logging off of users
Remote restart
Remote wake up (LAN and WAN)
Settings management and remote deployment
Centralized updates
Maintenance mode
License manager
Central monitoring
Protocol stored in central database
Support command line arguments
Identify clients with power supply problems
Identify clients with thermal problems
Identify clients with power management problems