wpcoe, don't go getting your panties all in a twist! Sometimes I will attempt a, what I think, is a humorous or probably sarcastic remark, on a forum page which which may not be of the most critical importance, such as how to recover from a loss of a 5 drive RAID array or a situation in which someone crapped out their DX drivers because they changed something in the BIOS.
Sorry if I offended you.
Of course I use shortcuts. I just don't get anal about it!
U R aA PITA! I don't blame wpcoe for getting a bit frustrated. This is no place for sarcasm and your comments were definitely sarcastic! If you can't post in here without the sarcasm and attitude, then don't post!
I've used this for a while. If you're wondering what for, then I can simply say remote desktop. Often times you can't do a remote shutdown, but this shortcut is a simple workaround. Usually I do this with a 1minute timer, in case someone on the other side wants to resume command of the system (which usually never happens but better safe than sorry).
Youngster: Are you using Win 7? Can u b a little more detailed about how to make the shorcut? I have tried with no success. Thanks!
Start, run, type: 'notepad' and click ok
Enter the commands into notepad.... in this case lets make it
shutdown /r /t 0
then go to file, save as...
select at the bottom 'save as file type' change this to "all files" - this is important
and name your file... lets say reboot.bat - the name is irrelevant as long as you have .bat at the end.
im assuming you chose to save this file on your desktop... all you have to do now is click on it, like a normal program, and the commands will be executed