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I want to schedule a forced unattended reboot. The problem is that if the user has some applications opened up, it prompts the user indefinitely to end the program

I use the following commandline in  a bat file

shutdown -r -t 0
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Question by:solarisinfosys
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by:Eddie-Lopez
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Hi,

You should add the force (-f) parameter, see here for more info:

http://www.computerhope.com/shutdown.htm
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Just add the -f switch. "Forces running applications to close without warning" as described in the "Usage" of the shutdown.exe /? command.


shutdown.exe -r -f -t 0

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by:Jason Watkins
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I would also remind the user(s) this is going to occur and that they should save and close their work before leaving for the day. Forcibly rebooting a user's desktop or session could result in lost data, which can present an even bigger problem.
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by:Danny Child
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I've always found psshutdown to be a better (free!) alternative to shutdown.exe

http://network-shutdown.com/using-psshutdown-and-shutdown-commands
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Thanks for the answer. the -f option worked perfectly
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