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Autoit restart command not working

Posted on 2016-09-23
Last Modified: 2016-09-23
I wrote an Autoit script to reboot the computer after running an uninstall of Office 2007 however, it just logs off the user and never reboots. The command I am using is Shutdown(2) and I have also tried Shutdown(4) . Should i use the windows built in shutdown command? Shutdown /f /r /t 00 ?

Clients Windows 10 x64 pro
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by:Schnell Solutions
ID: 41812550
Shutdown /f /r /t 00

Yes, this command will restart your system completely using a forced way /f (if there is something open will be forced to close), /r (restart) and /t 00 (immediately, 0 seconds).

When you configure the task, use an administrative account, the system account or any other account with the necessary privileges.

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ID: 41812561
Would i need to run this as run("Shutdown /f /r /t 00")? Or another way?
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by:Schnell Solutions
ID: 41812571
It depends how you want to run it.

1. If you want to use one script file, you can create a file ending with .bat or .cmd and add exactly this line:
Shutdown /f /r /t 00
Then you save the file and instruct your schedule application to run your script.

2. If you are configuring a task, usually the entire command is introduced (depending the task program used), the syntax could be...

a) Shutdown /f /r /t 00


b) shutdown
and in a different field you put the parameters: /f  /r  /t 00

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ID: 41812578
I am using it in an Autoit script.
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Schnell Solutions earned 500 total points
ID: 41812600
Ohs, Ok. With Autoit it should be dome exactly as the same example that you put before. Or you can also help it a bit specifying the full location of the command and its full name. In that way we ensure that it will not have problems finding the source file:

Run(“c:\windows\system32\shutdown.exe /f /r /t 0”)

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ID: 41812656
That worked.

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