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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

Using --force makes shutdown work in 2K, even if the computer is locked.  I can't believe I missed that.
Thanks for pointing it out.

Fred Wheeler

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