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I have a simple command file that performs a Windows shutdown with a message & timeout that works as intended when the command file is executed manually, but if I use the group policy editor -> shutdown script and reference my cmd file, and I do a Start->Shutdown, I don't see the message in my cmd file being displayed?

Any help is appreciated.

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shutdown /r /t 5 /c "Shutting Down"

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by:Pradeep Dubey
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See the remark on the given link:

If you specify major and minor reason codes, you must first define these reason codes on each computer where you plan to use the reasons. If the reason codes are not defined on the target computer, Shutdown Event Tracker cannot log the correct reason text.


http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc732503(v=ws.10).aspx
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by:arunykand
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Ok, so I followed the example on the link above (shutdown /r /t 60 /c "Reconfiguring myapp.exe" /f /d p:4:1) and when called from the group policy shutdown script, it still does not display the message....

Am I missing something?
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by:Pradeep Dubey
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I did the same thing in my machine and I'm getting this msg msg

i use simple bat file. which i run from command prompt.
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by:arunykand
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I can get it to execute as intended if I run it manually from a batch file or a cmd file, that is not the issue.  If I use group policy editor and use the shutdown script option, and set the location of the script to my script (C:\shutdowntest.cmd) and refresh my group policy, then I manually go to start menu -> shutdown, I am not getting the "message" to pop-up before shutting down.
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by:Pradeep Dubey
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Are you an administrator of that machine (check permissions once again)
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by:TunerML
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I think you need a scribt that just displays a message as the system would already be shutting down when you use the shutdown option, therefore re-excecuting the shutdown command is probably where the issue is. You need to just display a message really if I understand properly what your trying to acomplish.
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by:arunykand
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I thought about that too, trying to do a shutdown manually as well as the shutdown script calling shutdown could be screwing me up.....and Yes, i'm basically looking to display a message as the system is shutting down....Any hints?

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Use
  msg * /time:5 "Shutting Down"

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instead. That will display a message box for 5 seconds, while the shutdown progresses.
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