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One Click shutdown for W2K

by skycatcher / October 19, 2006 2:59 AM PDT

OS - Windows 2000 Professional

I'm 100% new to W2K and have searched for this answer but not found one so I apologise if it's already there and I've missed finding it.

Is there a shortcut command line for a One Click Shutdown on W2K, like there is for 98 and XP? Most of the answers I've found via Google comprised of 'shutdown' or 'rundll' commands. Although neither program appears to be in W2K Professional, there is a Rundll32.exe so is there a shutdown command line using this? Perhaps there is no W2K version of this handy little tool.

The only reason I'm using W2K is that is was on a second user PC I bought 'with a licence' and I didn't want to throw away a MS licence that I'd paid for.

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Why not shutdown.exe?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 19, 2006 3:08 AM PDT

It's either on your 2000 CD or on for download.


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Not on PC
by skycatcher / October 19, 2006 8:48 PM PDT
In reply to: Why not shutdown.exe?

The PC I just purchased doesn't have shutdown on it and it came pre-loaded with W2K - no CD supplied. I've tried to find it on MS but it all seems too confusing for my little brain, it is the Windows NT Resource Kit that I have to install or can I get a W2K shutdown.exe file on it's own from somewhere I haven't found yet?

Thank you for your help.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 19, 2006 11:49 PM PDT
In reply to: Not on PC

It's a downloadable. I've seen it on too.


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I'll keep looking
by skycatcher / October 21, 2006 9:27 AM PDT
In reply to: Hint:

I must be doing the wrong kind if searches. I can't find it anywhere without reading several thousand search pages.

No to worry, I'm going back to 98se, it's at least 50 times faster.

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Here's the google I used.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 21, 2006 9:45 AM PDT
In reply to: I'll keep looking
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