This is the mail archive of the
mailing list for the Cygwin project.
Re: Shutdown 1.7-1 problem when w2k screen is locked
On Apr 29 09:27, Wheeler, Frederick W (Research) wrote:
> I have found that when I "Lock Computer" in Windows 2000 just after running "shutdown --exitex 10" then the computer does not shut down. Nothing happens. The command just exits.
> When the computer is not locked, "shutdown --exitex 10" does a complete shutdown and power off.
> If I lock the computer right after running "shutdown 10" (no --exitex) then the computer does shutdown, but does not power off. I get the "It is now safe to turn off your computer" screen. I get the same behavior from "shutdown 10" even if the computer is not locked.
If the Workstation is locked, you must add the -f (or --force) flag to
force the system to shut down. At least that's documented for XP. If
it doesn't work for 2K, I don't know how to workaround it. There's no
such thing as an UnlockWorkstation function, AFAICS.
Corinna Vinschen Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Project Co-Leader mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Red Hat, Inc.
Unsubscribe info: http://cygwin.com/ml/#unsubscribe-simple
Problem reports: http://cygwin.com/problems.html