Shutdown Windows NT or Win9x at specific time each day

by Wayne Maples [Published on 20 April 2004 / Last Updated on 20 April 2004]

Alex Benenson's Sleepy freeware utility shuts down NT/Win9x at a specific time each day. You can specify when and which days of the week to shut down, whether or not Sleepy can be canceled.

Or if you have the Resource Kit and AT is enabled:

AT timetoshutdown shutdown /l /y /c

where shutdown is a resource kit utility with parms:

/c : close all programs
/y : turn off any prompts - no user involvement
/l : turn off local PC
/r : if you want the PC to reboot rather than shutdown

This kind of utility has obvious value to automate the shutdown of computer labs at end of day, computer rooms prior to a powerdown, user workstations prior to a powerdown, ... Assuming administrative rights, a batch file can automate these tasks. Another commandline advantage.

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