Shutdown Shortcuts:

Shutdown Shortcuts:

Windows XP, shortcut to shutdown. Right-click on the Desktop and choose New | Shortcut from the pop-up menu. Browse to the file C:Windows System32Shutdown.exe, click Next, name the shortcut, and click Finish. Now right-click on the new shortcut and choose Properties. In the Target box, append the command line switch -l (to log off), -s (to shut down), or -r (to reboot).

If you also add the switch t xx (where xx is a number of seconds), Shutdown.exe will display a warning and count down the specified number of seconds before activating. You can specify a comment to be displayed with the warning by adding the switch -c "Your text". The countdown behavior is particularly useful if the shutdown program is launched through the Scheduled Tasks applet. For example, a library computer might be scheduled to shut down 10 minutes before closing, with a 60-second warning. Once the countdown has begun, the only way to stop it is to launch the program again with the -a (for abort) switch on its command line.

Shutdown.exe is included with Windows XP, and you can add it to Windows NT 4.0 or 2000 via the corresponding Resource Kit.

Shutdown Shortcuts:

Shutdown Reboot Logoff
Shutdown -s -t 00 Shutdown -r -t 00 Shutdown -l -t 00
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