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Bazman
25-02-2011, 03:18 PM
I was wondering if anyone knows a FREE little utility that (with admin rights) can auto shutdown win7 and win xp. I would like the app to be able to shut down the computer so that guests or any users with a limited account don't have the ability to close the program down(so it prevents from shutting down). also, if possible, I'd like to have the app hidden from the task bar so users aren't aware of such an running in the background.
Help is much appreciated

wratterus
25-02-2011, 03:20 PM
A simple batch file can do that, do you want it to run on a schedule?

Here's a list of the switches, and you can make it a scheduled task if you want to.


Usage: shutdown [/i | /l | /s | /r | /g | /a | /p | /h | /e] [/f]
[/m \\computer][/t xxx][/d [p|u:]xx:yy [/c "comment"]]

No args Display help. This is the same as typing /?.
/? Display help. This is the same as not typing any options.
/i Display the graphical user interface (GUI).
This must be the first option.
/l Log off. This cannot be used with /m or /d options.
/s Shutdown the computer.
/r Shutdown and restart the computer.
/g Shutdown and restart the computer. After the system is
rebooted, restart any registered applications.
/a Abort a system shutdown.
This can only be used during the time-out period.
/p Turn off the local computer with no time-out or warning.
Can be used with /d and /f options.
/h Hibernate the local computer.
Can be used with the /f option.
/e Document the reason for an unexpected shutdown of a computer.
/m \\computer Specify the target computer.
/t xxx Set the time-out period before shutdown to xxx seconds.
The valid range is 0-315360000 (10 years), with a default of 30.
If the timeout period is greater than 0, the /f parameter is
implied.
/c "comment" Comment on the reason for the restart or shutdown.
Maximum of 512 characters allowed.
/f Force running applications to close without forewarning users.
The /f parameter is implied when a value greater than 0 is
specified for the /t parameter.
/d [p|u:]xx:yy Provide the reason for the restart or shutdown.
p indicates that the restart or shutdown is planned.
u indicates that the reason is user defined.
If neither p nor u is specified the restart or shutdown is
unplanned.
xx is the major reason number (positive integer less than 256).
yy is the minor reason number (positive integer less than 65536).


Reasons on this computer:
(E = Expected U = Unexpected P = planned, C = customer defined)
Type Major Minor Title

U 0 0 Other (Unplanned)
E 0 0 Other (Unplanned)
E P 0 0 Other (Planned)
U 0 5 Other Failure: System Unresponsive
E 1 1 Hardware: Maintenance (Unplanned)
E P 1 1 Hardware: Maintenance (Planned)
E 1 2 Hardware: Installation (Unplanned)
E P 1 2 Hardware: Installation (Planned)
E 2 2 Operating System: Recovery (Planned)
E P 2 2 Operating System: Recovery (Planned)
P 2 3 Operating System: Upgrade (Planned)
E 2 4 Operating System: Reconfiguration (Unplanned)
E P 2 4 Operating System: Reconfiguration (Planned)
P 2 16 Operating System: Service pack (Planned)
2 17 Operating System: Hot fix (Unplanned)
P 2 17 Operating System: Hot fix (Planned)
2 18 Operating System: Security fix (Unplanned)
P 2 18 Operating System: Security fix (Planned)
E 4 1 Application: Maintenance (Unplanned)
E P 4 1 Application: Maintenance (Planned)
E P 4 2 Application: Installation (Planned)
E 4 5 Application: Unresponsive
E 4 6 Application: Unstable
U 5 15 System Failure: Stop error
U 5 19 Security issue
E 5 19 Security issue
E P 5 19 Security issue
E 5 20 Loss of network connectivity (Unplanned)
U 6 11 Power Failure: Cord Unplugged
U 6 12 Power Failure: Environment
P 7 0 Legacy API shutdown

SolMiester
25-02-2011, 04:05 PM
Here,
http://sashazur.com/sleepy.php
I use Sleep to auto shutdown servers.....there is an unsupported free version!

Bazman
25-02-2011, 06:07 PM
Yes, I want to shut it down at a specific time daily. I tried Task Schedule but wasn't able to get it right.

wratterus
26-02-2011, 09:47 PM
Got your pm squire... ;)

I would do something like this... I whipped this file up in all of 20 seconds.

Edit it as you wish and hide it somewhere it's not going to be accidentally moved or deleted (saving it as a .bat obviously)


@echo off
color 4f
shutdown /s /f
@echo Press any key to cancel scheduled shutdown
pause
shutdown /a



Then create a new scheduled task, choose daily and the time, and finally add the bat file as the action. Boom, all go. :thumbs:

wratterus
28-02-2011, 10:01 PM
Any joy?