?
Solved

Terminal Services - VBScript - Trying to log off user with warning / delay

Posted on 2013-06-28
6
Medium Priority
?
486 Views
Last Modified: 2013-07-03
I have the following piece of code that forcefully logs a user off of a terminal server right away:

Set objShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
objShell.run "shutdown.exe -L -F"

Open in new window


That works perfectly. I'm trying to introduce the -T variable to it so that it logs off with a warning, but when I do the command doesn't run.

Is this possible?
0
Comment
Question by:street9009
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 32

Expert Comment

by:Robberbaron (robr)
ID: 39286286
for my pc (win8), the switches to shutdown are / prefixed.

but also the help notes that using /t implies /f so
shutdown /l /t 045

Open in new window

  should be the same
0
 

Author Comment

by:street9009
ID: 39290526
Somehow this shutdown.exe that's being called in VBScript is different than the traditional command line version. I notice that the -F is being called with a - and not a / for starters. And when I add /t or -T or -t, it doesn't run. I don't know how or why it's different, but something is.
0
 
LVL 15

Expert Comment

by:ZabagaR
ID: 39294430
What OS and edition? Windows 2008 R2 for instance?

From what I've read, you cannot use the /l parameter and the /t parameter together.

I tried it myself on a Windows 2008 terminal server, same issue as you.

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/commandlinereference/p/shutdown-command.htm
0
Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

 

Author Comment

by:street9009
ID: 39296736
Correct, Server 2008 R2. I'm trying to force a polite log-off with at least a little warning.
0
 
LVL 15

Accepted Solution

by:
ZabagaR earned 2000 total points
ID: 39296910
Put this code in front of your own log off script:

A box will pop up telling the user that they'll be logged out in 5 seconds (TIMEOUT value).
If they wait 5 seconds, the box will disappear and they'll be logged out.  If they click the OK button before 5 seconds they'll be logged out.

Const TIMEOUT = 5
Set objShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
objShell.Popup "Logging off in 5 seconds", TIMEOUT
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:street9009
ID: 39297997
Worked like a champ. Thank you!
0

Featured Post

On Demand Webinar: Networking for the Cloud Era

Ready to improve network connectivity? Watch this webinar to learn how SD-WANs and a one-click instant connect tool can boost provisions, deployment, and management of your cloud connection.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In this article we want to have a look at the directory attributes which are used by Microsoft to store the so called Security Identifiers (SID). These SIDs plays an important role in delegating and granting permissions and in authentication of trus…
This article is the result of a quest to better understand Task Scheduler 2.0 and all the newer objects available in vbscript in this version over  the limited options we had scripting in Task Scheduler 1.0.  As I started my journey of knowledge I f…
Sometimes it takes a new vantage point, apart from our everyday security practices, to truly see our Active Directory (AD) vulnerabilities. We get used to implementing the same techniques and checking the same areas for a breach. This pattern can re…
In this video, Percona Director of Solution Engineering Jon Tobin discusses the function and features of Percona Server for MongoDB. How Percona can help Percona can help you determine if Percona Server for MongoDB is the right solution for …

764 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question