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Stop Windows Service Before Shutdown Automatically

Posted on 2014-02-18
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We have a data intensive program that if you do not stop before shutting down, it will require a build of the cache before running again. Even worse is the program will not do any other operations before the data is rebuilt. On large systems this can take days.

The software developers claim their is no way to stop the service properly when a user calls the shutdown command since newer versions of Windows just kills everything.

I just have a hard time accepting the answer there is nothing we can do. "Just stop the service first."

I just Google'd this before I submitted this question and I found this link:
http://www.dba-oracle.com/windows_add_oracle_shutdown_script.htm

Would this work for both Windows 7/8 & 2008/2012?
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by:John Hurst
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You could invoke a batch file to shut down.

NET STOP SERVICE
(Pause if you wish0
SHUTDOWN /s

That should work.
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by:bselltiz
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Right, I thought about this as well, but the solution must not deter people from normal Windows operation. Unless someone was told specifically to use that batch file to shutdown they wouldn't. Then what happens when they forget, which is why I'm here now. So the problem would still persist.

As long as the above link works on 7/8 & 2008/2012 I think that might be solution, unless someone has a better way to do this.

Thank you for the reply.
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You should be able to add a script to the Windows shutdown area. You need to run gpedit.msc to enable the script. Then put a batch file in the logoff script area:

C:\Windows\System32\GroupPolicy\User\Scripts\Logoff

That script will run at shutdown (and also at logoff) and can stop the service.

You can put a script to start the service at logon.
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@bselltiz - Thank you and I was happy to help.
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