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January 1, 2012 at 12:00 am

by bmathias at 2013-02-04 05:11:04

Hi all.

I need to execute a command that hibernates a set of computers remotely, and i get to the point that i have a psexec running a psshutdown to a list of computers from a file.
Untill now, all is OK.
In Windows XP it runs smoothlly, and shows a popup windows with a countdown with the time i set up in the command, and user can cancel it still need the machine or so.
I Windows 7, the command is executed, the countdown runs, but no popup warning windows is shown, so the user don't have a clue of what's going on, until the moment that the computer starts to hibernate.
Is there a way to make the popup window appear in the windows 7?
All the computers are running Windows 7 64bit with SP1 and belongs to an Active Directory Domain with a Windows Server 2003 DC.

Thanks a lot in advance.


by Klaas at 2013-02-04 07:06:51

For help on Psexec and Psshutdown you better ask Mark Russinovich or read his book.
In Powershell you can find options for Stop-Computer
Get-Help Stop-Computer -Full | more or check MSDN for the shutdown method of win32_operatingsystem:

by bmathias at 2013-02-05 09:36:58

The Stop-Computer command only restarts, and shuts down the computer.
Hibernate is not an option in the Stop-Computer command. 🙁
I need to hibernate in order to keep the open docs and applications that the users may have, or else they will hang me in a rope... hehehe...