Shutdown PC after 'Perform Full Inventory' option?



  • When setting up 10 or more PC’s at a time for multicast, it would be nice to have the option to shutdown the PC after the ‘Perform Full Inventory’ has been initiated so I can move on to the next PC without waiting to keep that PC from restarting into Windows. Is this an option in the FOG Configuration or is there code I can modify to accomplish this?



  • [quote=“shadowfax, post: 38870, member: 26386”]We’re running FOG 1.2.0 on Ubuntu 14.10 and have had no problems whatsoever. We get in shipments of 10-20 PC’s at a time. Our imaging process is to set up the BIOS on the new PC’s to allow us to PXE boot into the FOG server, Perform Full Host Registration and Inventory and power down. Then we image them using multicast. I usually wait until the Host Registration is done and turn off the PC while it’s restarting and before it runs Windows. I didn’t know if there was a simple code modification I could make to have the PC shutdown instead of restart after the Host Registration is done.[/quote]

    So you’re shutting down because there’s no way to multicast directly from the Full Registration? I could see that being a helpful feature, especially when new devices are added in bulk. Tom, after it asks if you want to image now, maybe there could be a way to choose unicast or multicast? Just a thought



  • We’re running FOG 1.2.0 on Ubuntu 14.10 and have had no problems whatsoever. We get in shipments of 10-20 PC’s at a time. Our imaging process is to set up the BIOS on the new PC’s to allow us to PXE boot into the FOG server, Perform Full Host Registration and Inventory and power down. Then we image them using multicast. I usually wait until the Host Registration is done and turn off the PC while it’s restarting and before it runs Windows. I didn’t know if there was a simple code modification I could make to have the PC shutdown instead of restart after the Host Registration is done.


  • Senior Developer

    I’m not fully understanding.

    When you setup the tasking, are you doing it from the gui? If so, you can send the shutdown right from the tasking. If you’re setting it up from the ipxe menu, this is not an option, though you could potentially make this change.


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