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Where is a shutdown logged on a Windows 2000 Pro PC?

I have scheduled a daily (nightly) shutdown on a Windows 2000 Pro PC (being used as a server in a peer-to-peer network) so that a user's PST file is forced closed to enable the backup utility to run (an hour later). I have used the Task Scheduler and pointed it to shurdown.exe with the -r , -f switches (restart, force applications to quit). However, it doesn't appear the system is shutting down (set for 2:00am) and I am trying to confirm. I thought this shutdown would be logged somewhere in the event viewer but I cannot find anything there. Am I missing something or is it more likely that my scheduled task isn't working and that's why it isn't logged?
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cammjCommented:
Instead of using Task Schedular, use the command AT

at 02:00 shutdown /l /r /y /c
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ascendantdataAuthor Commented:
Any idea how to find a shutdown event in Event Viewer?
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johnb6767Commented:
Look Under Winlogon as the source, but I belive only attempts to stop a shutdown by a service are logged that way.....

If you go to start>run>Secpol.msc>Local Policy>Audit Policy, and enable System Events for Success and Failure, it should get you what you need....

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cammjCommented:
The event logger starting and stopping

Source: EventLog
EventID: 6006 (stop on shutdown)
EventID: 6009 (start on startup)
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