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How to do timed shutdown while logged off?

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4Eyes

Under Windows 7 I can set up a scheduled task to shutdown a pc at a predetermined time IF it is logged in, but this does not work when it's logged out? It just sits there.... I'm pretty sure that PowerOff 3 used to do this under XP but doesn't work correctly with Win 7 64 bit.

Does this sound like the program doing the shutdown would need to run as a service?

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Tim H.

In task scheduler, on the "General" tab, do you not have the "Run whether user is logged on or not" radio buttion option?

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4Eyes

@JohnOne,

I'm well aware of Shutdown() but dunno if it works while logged off which was the point of this thread. Thanks for your suggestion though.

@Tim H, that's it! I didn't even see that option but it works a treat. Thanks.

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BrewManNH

@JohnOne,

I'm well aware of Shutdown() but dunno if it works while logged off which was the point of this thread. Thanks for your suggestion though.

How much effort did you do to test it? It probably took longer to reply than it would have taken to write a 2 line script that tests the suggestion.


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4Eyes

To finish this thread I can confirm that a compiled exe does not run while logged off under Windows XP. I haven't tested under Windows 7.

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