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  1. I am trying to configure my Task Manager to Auto Shutdown my pc at a certain time.I followed the instructions from the videos available on the net. I set the path to windows/system32/shutdown.exe. I put /s/f in the options as told as well. The Task Library gave a 0x1 error. I then used another video to add the script before the "/" to options. This said "task completed successfully". However neither attempt actually shut down my pc. I am the admin. Any suggestions
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    Surely it is shutdown -s not shutdown /s
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    Originally Posted by DB83 View Post
    Surely it is shutdown -s not shutdown /s
    "/" works fine.
    I entered this in the CMD window and the system shutdown in about 10 seconds
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    shutdown /s /f /t 10
    Perhaps there will further clues on this webpage:
    https://www.thewindowsclub.com/schedule-shutdown-restarts-windows-7-task-schedular/
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    Yeah. But there seems to be subtle difference between the CMD window and the Task Manager.


    I have not tried either. Just relaying what I read from a quick Google.


    https://helpdeskgeek.com/windows-10/how-to-automatically-shut-down-a-windows-computer/
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    Originally Posted by DB83 View Post
    Yeah. But there seems to be subtle difference between the CMD window and the Task Manager.


    I have not tried either. Just relaying what I read from a quick Google.


    https://helpdeskgeek.com/windows-10/how-to-automatically-shut-down-a-windows-computer/
    Sure, wouldn't hurt to try it
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  6. Yes those are the instructions I followed. I did it again and added a "0". At the time I specified "1:35 PM" (a couple minutes after configuring), the screen blinked. However, it did not shut down, and it returned a 0x1 error.
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    Did you try it with the '-s' ?


    I might test it myself later but I am not inclined to attempt to shutdown right now
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  8. Originally Posted by DB83 View Post
    Did you try it with the '-s' ?


    I might test it myself later but I am not inclined to attempt to shutdown right now
    Genius!! Thank You
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  9. I have this scheduled: c:\windows\system32\shutdown.exe /s It's set to run as administrator, whether the user is logged on or not.

    I couldn't make it go as a generic user, had to set it as an administrator, then it worked. It's been working every night for years.
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