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    tsshutdn doesn't work (WinXP Pro sp2)

    I have a batch file that runs and ends with tsshutdn /POWERDOWN /v. When it runs a dos box pops up with

    Sending message to Session Console.
    Open, Now really sending message to Session Console
    Notifying Users, Type ^C to Cancel Shutdown.

    and an info dialog pops up saying

    "System is shuting down in 60 seconds" "OK"

    but nothing happens. MSKB article #829395 talks about this happening on a Win2K terminal server and offers a hot fix for it but says nothing about WinXP.

    Any Ideas?

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    Re: tsshutdn doesn't work (WinXP Pro sp2)

    I have not met tsshutdn, since I don't use Terminal Server (for which it is intended, it would seem).

    For an ordinary Windows XP box, I have used SHUTDOWN, which comes with XP but has no power-off option, and PSSHUTDOWN from SysInternals, whose programs I would use before all others!

    You need to be very careful about still-running programs with open files, as you undoubtedly know...

    John
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    Re: tsshutdn doesn't work (WinXP Pro sp2)

    tsshutdn was suggested in a posting I found as an alternative to SHUTDOWN because it would power off a system. I've used it on a few other WinXP and Win2K systems and it's worked fine till this one. I wasn't aware of SysInternals PSSHUTDOWN, they've always made good stuff, I'll give it a try.

    I use this at the end of a batch file that does a backup and some other maintenance stuff and I run it when I'm done at the end of the day so I've already shut down all the other apps.

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    C DeWitt

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