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3. Components > Shutdown

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Shutdown — \windows\system32\shutdown.exe

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Shutdown is used to perform a graceful shutdown of the computer from the command line, useful if you wish to automate the shutdown of the computer, or if you need to shut down and you don't have access to the Start menu. This tool can be used to shut down the computer with a Windows shortcut, from a WSH script or batch file, via Scheduled Tasks, from within Safe Mode with command prompt, or remotely using a Telnet client. Shutdown uses the following command-line parameters:

shutdown command [-m \\name] [-t n] [-c "text"] [-f]

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