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What app runs the shutdown/restart command in Windows 2000 server?

I want to keep the shutdown/restart option on my desktop. Which application file is used to run the shutdown/restart command in Windows 2000 server?

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are a few utilities for doing command-line restart, some of which are available in the Windows 2000 Resource Kit and natively in Windows XP. In the 2K Resource Kit there is a command-line app called, appropriately enough, SHUTDOWN. describes how to use the tool in complete detail. also talks about another tool, TSSHUTDN, which was originally included for shutting down Terminal Servers but can be used to also reboot a Win2K machine as well. Note that each command comes with a plethora of switches and options, which can be used to change the behavior (i.e., reboot vs. shutdown).

When you do a Shutdown from the Start menu in Windows, this invokes a system call rather than an actual command; the command-line commands described here invoke the same calls.

This was first published in February 2004

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