Posted on 2004-08-06
I have been asked at work to develop something that will take computer off the network if a virus is detected. Good idea I though. I suggested the idea of just taking the machine off the network by disabling the network card (s) in the machine but they don’t want me to do that. They want the machine to be shutdown.
After much argument I have managed to get them to let me hibernate the machine, so that people don’t loose what they are working on (i.e. Developers loosing code, testers loosing test runs - that sort of thing). My question is this - How the hell do I hibernate a machine from C++, I can quite easily shut the bugger down but I have no idea how to hibernate it. Any ideas?
You help is much appreciated