Any Better Server Shutdown?

Posted on 2006-03-22
Last Modified: 2010-04-18

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??

Question by:Mixmangle
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    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.
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    Hi Mixmangle,

    have you looked psshutdown from

    Hope this helps!


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