The Shut Down action is used to shut down either the local machine, or, on later versions of Windows, any machine on your TCP IP network (not supported on Windows 95, 98, or ME).
From the Task Builder Available Actions pane, open the Session folder and double-click the Shut Down action or drag it into the Steps pane.
If you are shutting down the local machine, go to step 4.
To shut down a remote machine, select Shut down a remote computer, and then enter the properties according to the following guidelines:
Computer to shut down: Enter the computer name.
Prompt user to log off: This is selected by default. (Clear the selection if you want the computer to shut down without notification.)
Shut down after: Enter the number of seconds to wait between putting up the notification and shutting down the machine.
to display in the shut down dialog box: Enter the message to display
in the prompt.
When the step runs, the message will display along with a count-down of the seconds remaining before shut-down.
If you want the system to shut down abruptly without allowing any open applications to prepare for shut-down, select Force the system to shut down without notifying applications.
To set the Description tab properties, refer to Description Tab Options.
To set the Error Causes and On Error tab properties, refer to Step Error Handling.
When finished, click OK to save settings and close the properties dialog window.
Adding Task Steps
Shut Down Action