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Any Better Server Shutdown?


I use Shudown.exe to schedule server shutdowns, usually with the GUI.  I connect remotely to a network and see that the machine requires rebooting, and scgedule it for how ever many hours I need (via seconds in gui).  Is there any better way? I always need quite a few hours, because I ususally want to do it in the middle of the night.

Also, if I set a timed shutdown via this, and need to cancel it before it happens, does the shutdown become a scheduled task that I can cancel??

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Jeff BeckhamEngineerCommented:
The best thing is to create a reboot.cmd file with a command in it like "shutdown.exe -r -t 0 -f" and then schedule that via the Windows scheduler.  You can set it up to schedule at any time in the future, either once or recurring.
Hi Mixmangle,

have you looked psshutdown from www.sysinternals.com?

Hope this helps!


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