Suspend/Hibernate Action—Setting Properties

The Suspend/Hibernate action is used to put the local machine into suspend or hibernate mode until a set wake-up time or until manually restarted. In suspend mode, Windows powers down certain devices to consume less power. In hibernate mode, Windows writes the contents of the system memory to the hard drive and shuts off the power. When the power is restored and Windows is restarted, the session is restored.

To set Suspend/Hibernate properties

  1. From the Task Builder Available Actions pane, open the Session folder and double-click the Suspend/Hibernate action or drag it into the Steps pane.

  2. Select Suspend or Hibernate.

  3. If you want to set a wake up time, select Wake up and then use the boxes below to enter a delay duration or a specific time. If you enter a specific time, you can also elect to skip the step if the time has passed by selecting Ignore step is specified time has passed.

  4. To force an abrupt suspend/hibernate without allowing open applications to prepare, select Force suspend/hibernate.

  5. To set the Description tab properties, refer to Description Tab Options.

  6. To set the Error Causes and On Error tab properties, refer to Step Error Handling.

  7. When finished, click OK to save settings and close the properties dialog window.

See Also

About Actions

Adding Task Steps

Suspend/Hibernate Action