Shutdown Computer using VBScript 
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 Shutdown Computer using VBScript


> How could I shutdown a computer using VBScript

Use the Shell.Run method to access an appropriate function in a a DLL
via rundll32.exe, say something like this ...

  with CreateObject("Wscript.Shell")
    .Run "C:\WINDOWS\RUNDLL32.EXE shell32.dll,SHExitWindowsEx 2", 0,
  end with

This only works on machines that have Active Desktops loaded, which
include some machines where IE 4.0 is or was loaded and all Win 98

Others I have collected of the 'net are ...

Windows 98:

Closes all programs and prompts you to log on:
  rundll32.exe shell32.dll,SHExitWindowsEx

This powers down the system on laptops and systems equipped with ATX
power supplies:
  rundll32.exe shell32.dll,SHExitWindowsEx 5

Reference URL for preceding items:

From other sources for Win 9x:

  rundll32.exe User.exe,ExitWindowsExec 5        % restarts %
  rundll32.exe User.exe,ExitWindows              % shuts down %

Also a reboot for Win 9x:
Ref: microsoft.public.scripting.vbscript, "Mark L. Ferguson"

  rundll.exe user.exe, ExitWindowsExec EW_REBOOTSYSTEM , 0

In all cases, the text after the comma is case sensitive!

Tom Lavedas
http://www.*-*-*.com/ ~tglbatch/

Sun, 02 Mar 2003 03:00:00 GMT  
 Shutdown Computer using VBScript

How could I shutdown a computer using VBScript

Sun, 02 Mar 2003 23:17:05 GMT  
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