Do you ever forget to turn off your computer, so it ends up running all night? Or do you have a server which needs to be rebooted periodically, but it can only be done in the middle of the night when no one is using it? Or maybe your teenager stays up all night chatting on the Internet, and you want to make sure they go to bed in a timely fashion. Purple Parrot System Shutdown? will automatically shut down or restart the computer on a schedule you define.
New in version 2.3 is the option (in Windows NT, 2000, XP, and 2003) to setup the shutdown scheduler as a service. In this way, the Purple Parrot System Shutdown can continue to execute even if a user does not sign on to the computer.
New in version 3.0 is the ability to use a password to prevent users from stopping a scheduled shutdown, from changing the program's options and shutdown schedule, or from turning off the scheduler.
New in version 3.1 is the ability to maintain your computer clock’s accuracy by synchronizing with an Internet time server. In this way, you can further prevent tampering with the program’s shutdown process by stopping users from manually adjusting the clock.