Shutdown AutoMate Action



See Also

 Shut Down AutoMate-Setting Properties, Stop Task, Write to Log, Enable/Disable Task, Backup AutoMate


Ends AutoMate by shutting down the AutoMate Event Monitor and the AutoMate Task Service.

Practical Usage

Can be used with a Schedule Watcher trigger to shut down AutoMate at a particular time period, for instance, before scheduled maintenance takes place.


General Tab

End all running tasks

yes/no, Optional Default "user"

When enabled causes the step to also end currently running tasks. When not enabled currently running tasks will continue to run.


Custom Description

This action includes the Description tab for entering a custom step description.

More on setting custom step description

Standard Error Handling Options

This action also includes the standard Error Causes and On Error failure handling options/tabs.

More on Error Handling Options

Variables and Expressions

All text fields allow the use of expressions, which can be entered by surrounding the expression in percentage signs (example: %MYVARIABLE%, %Left('Text',2)%). To help construct these expressions, you can open Expression Builder from these fields by pressing F2.

More on variables
More on expressions

More on the expression builder


NOTE: The code below can be copied and pasted directly into the Steps pane of the Task Builder.