shutdown.exe NOT universal

Asustek / P4S800MX
September 20, 2009 at 02:41:28
Specs: WinXP Pro, 0.7GHz/768Mb
Double-clicking shutdown.exe will close one of my WinXP systems, but not another. How can it be enabled in the second ?

Basty


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#1
September 20, 2009 at 15:55:42
Look at file permissions or might have to move to a directory that has permission to the user.

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#2
September 21, 2009 at 08:55:04
Where would I look at File Permissions ?

Basty


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#3
September 21, 2009 at 09:34:38
It is not a file permission issue.

If permissions were the issue it would be the user account does not have the authority to run shutdown.exe.

Here is how you get a nonadmin to use shutdown.exe
http://blogs.msdn.com/aaron_margosi...


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#4
September 23, 2009 at 20:59:12
Wanderer
I had posted a reply saying that it did not work - but it is not in the thread.
However, I have since discovered that if I do not merely make a shortcut of shutdown.exe, but type << shutdown.exe -s -t 0 >> into RUN, the shortcut so created works.

Basty


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#5
September 25, 2009 at 06:02:08
Correction - it is not typed into RUN, but into the line that opens when you right-click the desktop to create a (new) shortcut.

Basty


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