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    Schedule the Windows XP to restart and get shutdown at the specific time

    Hi friends,,
    Is that possible that i make my Computer to restart or shut down at the specified time?

    If Yes, how?
    Last edited by Anand D.; 24-02-2009 at 07:18 PM.

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    Re: Shedule the Windows XP to restart and get shutdown at the specific time

    Hi sir,,
    Yes it is possible, you can Shedule your Windows Xp to get shutdown and restart.There are some simple steps, please go through:-


    1. Click Start, Run and type control schedtasks

    2. Double-click Add Scheduled Task. The Scheduled Task Wizard starts.

    3. Click Next.

    4. Under Click the program you want Windows to run, click Browse.

    5. In the Select Program to Schedule dialog box, locate the %SystemRoot%\System32 folder, locate and click the Shutdown.exe file, and then click Open.

    6. Under Perform this task, specify a name for the task and how frequently you want this task to run, and then click Next.

    7. Under Select the time and day you want this task to start, specify a start time and date for the task, and then click Next.

    8. Type the user name and password to run this task under, and then click Next.

    9. Click to select the Open advanced properties for this task when I click Finish check box, and then click Finish.

    10. Click the Task tab. In the Run box, specify any additional parameters that you want to use with Shutdown.exe. Click OK.

    Important: In the 10th step, you need to add the parameters for the Shutdown.exe command. To immediately shutdown the system (0 second timeout), the command-line would be:

    shutdown.exe -s -t 00

    To reboot the system immediately, this command:

    shutdown.exe -r -t 00

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    Re: Shedule the Windows XP to restart and get shutdown at the specific time

    Mr. Anand D.,

    You can shedule your computer for restart/shutdown by some changes in your computer settings, but there is an easier way you do this. That is a software made for this task.

    ES Shutdown Scheduler - 1.0.0

    Schedule your computer to Shutdown, Restart, Hibernate or Log off at any time. You will never even notice that this program is running, but really it starts as soon as you turn on your PC. All features have an option to force.

    It is much easy and simple to use this software.

    Try it and shedule your computer.

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    Re: Shedule the Windows XP to restart and get shutdown at the specific time

    Use Task Scheduler to schedule the computer to shut down and restart at a specific time. To do so, follow these steps:-
    1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.

    2. Click Performance and Maintenance, and then click Scheduled Tasks.

    3. Double-click Add Scheduled Task. The Scheduled Task Wizard starts.

    4. Click Next.

    5. Under Click the program you want Windows to run, click Browse.

    6. In the Select Program to Schedule dialog box, locate the %SystemRoot%\System32 folder, locate and click the Shutdown.exe file, and then click Open.

    7. Under Perform this task, specify a name for the task and how frequently you want this task to run, and then click Next.

    8. Under Select the time and day you want this task to start, specify a start time and date for the task, and then click Next.

    9. Type the user name and password to run this task under, and then click Next.

    10. Click to select the Open advanced properties for this task when I click Finish check box, and then click Finish.

    11. Click the Task tab.

    12. In the Run box, specify any additional parameters that you want to use with Shutdown.exe.

    13. Click OK. Alternatively, you can change the account used by the at command, as follows:
      1. Open the Scheduled Tasks folder as described earlier in the "Workaround" section.

      2. On the Advanced menu, click At Service Account.

      3. Type the required account name and password, and then click OK.

    Note:- This change will affect all tasks scheduled with the at command, not just Shutdown.exe. The account used must have the SeRemoteShutdownPrivilege right on the local system. STATUS Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. MORE INFORMATION For more information about the shutdown command, type shutdown /? at the command prompt, and then press ENTER. For more information about the at command, type at /? at the command prompt, and then press ENTER

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