<AMRESTART FORCE="yes/no" DELAY="number" MESSAGE="text" COMPUTER="text">
Closes Windows and restarts the computer. On Windows NT/2000/XP any computer on the network may be specified. Windows 95/98/ME supports restarting the current machine only.
Example 1: Administrators could create and deploy a task with this action to force restart the system after an automated installation or file update has taken place.
Example 2: After modifications are made to the registry using the Registry <AMREGISTRY> action the system could be restarted to allow the changes to take effect on the system.
Specifies that the system should shut down immediately without notifying and waiting for applications to return that they are ready to close.
Specifies the machine to restart. This can be any valid machine name on the Windows network. In visual mode a dropdown is provided for convenience in selecting a machine name. If not specified the current machine is assumed. AutoMate must also be running under a user account that has privileges/rights to reboot other machines (such as an administrator account). Due to operating system limitations this parameter is not supported on Windows 95/98/ME systems, on these systems the current machine is assumed.
Specifies that Windows should display a dialog to the user with a countdown notifying the user that the system is about to be restarted to give the user time to save his/her work. Due to operating system limitations this parameter is not supported on Windows 95/98/ME systems.
Specifies the amount of time (in seconds) that windows should display the restart notification dialog. This parameter is only valid if the "Prompt user to log off" parameter is YES. Due to operating system limitations this parameter is not supported on Windows 95/98/ME systems.
Specifies a user-definable message that windows should display the restart notification dialog. This parameter is only valid if the "Prompt user to log off" parameter is YES. The message will be displayed for the number of seconds specified in the "Seconds" parameter. Due to operating system limitations this parameter is not supported on Windows 95/98/ME systems.
This action includes the Description tab for entering a custom step description.
More on setting custom step description
This action also includes the standard Error Causes and On Error failure handling options/tabs.
More on Error Handling Options
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.
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NOTE: The code below can be copied and pasted directly into the Steps pane of the Task Builder.
<AMRESTART FORCE="YES" DELAY="5" MESSAGE="Save your documents and dive for cover - your system is goin' down" COMPUTER="\\MACHINE9">