window 7 schedule time to shut down

Posted on 2011-05-05
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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
is there any way to do a setting so the window 7 with auto shutdown every day on a schedule time. example 1900hrs
Question by:kianhow
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by:Joseph Moody
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Yes. Set a scheduled task and set it to run whether a user is logged in or not. Make the condition so that it runs everyday at the time you want to shut it down.

The command you will use in the task is:

shutdown.exe -s -f -t 0
 -s= shutdown (not really needed)
-f= force (close open applications
-t= time to wait (measured in seconds)

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CrowaX earned 600 total points
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You can also use Auto Shutdown. Works great in XP and it says it supports Win 7.

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by:Raheman M. Abdul
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Save the following as   shutdown.ps1  (powershell script)
if((get-process "explorer" -ea SilentlyContinue) -eq $Null)
invoke-expression "C:\windows\system32\Shutdown.exe /f /s /t 1"
{ "Do Nothing" }

From the task scheduler: create a new task with the following details:

In Actions: Start a Program:    cmd.exe
Under arguments : /C C:\ShutdownSoft.bat

Run the schuleded program every 19:00 hours

ShutdownSoft.bat should contain the following commands

powershell.exe set-executionpolicy unrestricted
powershell.exe C:\ShutdownSoft.ps1

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by:Raheman M. Abdul
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I have been using the above powershell script successfully on my network with Windows 7 PCs and Windows Server 2008.

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