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Setting up a Windows XP pre-shutdown process OR hack the Shutdown button?

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I am looking for a user-intuitive way to run a backup process right before shutting down the workstation.

I have found the ideal backup software to cover the areas that Active Directory / server shares / mapped folders don't cover already. I can setup a Cobian backup job ( to do everything I need, EXCEPT: I want that job to run right before shutdown.

I network users are basic users. I need to do one of the following:
1. When they hit "Shutdown", halt the shutdown process, run the backup process, then resume shutdown
2. hack the Windows XP "Shutdown" button, so that it launches instead my Cobian job. That job can, at the end of the process, shutdown the machine itself.

I have considered using the Group Policy shutdown script to specify the cobian job, but the system shutdown continues without allowing the backup job to complete.

How can I achieve my goal? Any ideas for scripting / hacking the Shutdown control / 'pausing' a shutdown command?

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