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Shutdown NT through VB

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Hi, how can I shutdown and turn off my
computer running NT or 2k through VB ??
thx m
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by:samic400
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Check this out:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/psdk/sysmgmt/shutdown_3ago.htm

basic code will look like this:

Private Declare Function ExitWindowsEx Lib "user32" (ByVal uFlags As Long, ByVal dwReserved As Long) As Long
Const EWX_LOGOFF = 0 ' parameter for log off
Const EWX_REBOOT = 2 ' parameter for reboot
Const EWX_SHUTDOWN = 1 ' parameter for shutdown

Call ExitWindowsEx(EWX_SHUTDOWN, 0) ' last parameter is reserved and it is always zero

hope it helps.....



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by:hongjun
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by:Valliappan AN
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Is that to shutdown a local m/c running Windows NT/2k?
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by:TimCottee
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http://www.btinternet.com/~vbadmincode/code/shutdown.zip

Is a sample project which shows how to shutdown a local or remote NT/2K machine.
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by:MKrauss
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Hi guys, thanks very much for all
the samples, now I have a little problem with
turning off the PC, I'm wondering the PC at work
is turning off when i do a manual shutdown, on all the samples above the shutdown comes to the pont
"its save to shutdown" and I need to turn it off
manually. How do I modify that so that my PC turns of ?
Any Ideas ?
thx M.
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by:TimCottee
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http://www.winguides.com/registry/display.php/251/

Shows how to make a registry setting change which will power off the machine after successful shutdown.
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by:MKrauss
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Hi Tim,
that doesnt work either ? but a maual shutdown
turns the PC off not the vb samples. will
continiue trying.
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Theres one more Flag to ExitWindowsEx function
it's
const EWX_POWEROFF = &H8&
just 'or' it to EWX_SHUTDOWN
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by:mpaul4u
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Using API TEXTVIWER utility copy syntax of API
SENDmessage()pass paramater as WM_CLOSE
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