Shutdown icon

  steve263000 06:54 06 Apr 2005

I found a article in one of the mags, that told how to place a icon on the desktop that would shutdown the computer from there.( instead of "start,shutdown etc". I tried it but failed, and now I have lost the article. Does anyone know how to do this?

  pauldonovan 09:34 06 Apr 2005

...take a look at this utility:

click here

Should work on XP I would've thought.

Then create a batch file e.g. a file called shutdown.bat which just runs psshutdown e.g.

psshutdown \\your-pc-name-here

and then setup a shortcut on your desktop to that batch file.

  jbp1982 09:36 06 Apr 2005

click here

Try that


  SANTOS7 09:38 06 Apr 2005

click here
this may help,good luck.........

  pauldonovan 09:41 06 Apr 2005

..didn't realise that came with XP, thought it was in some kind of resource kit or something. Excellent.

  rawprawn 09:51 06 Apr 2005

Right click the desktop and hit new shortcut. paste this "shutdown.exe -s -t 0" type shutdown or whatever you want then apply. Right click it and in the shortcut option use a key IE: I use F12, this will allow you to shutdown Windows with just one button press. (Courtesy of spikey chris)

  steve263000 06:17 07 Apr 2005

I have used, with success the shortcut by "rawprawn". Thanks for all that answered, but the last one worked the best. Steve,

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