Is it possible to avoid the message that displays that the system will shut down in ten minutes if using the following command?
shutdown -s -t 3600
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As an alternative, you could use an external timer and a force shutdown at the correct time. For example:
timeout -t 3600 -nobreak && shutdown -s -t 00
Note that a caveat of this approach is that the
shutdown command is not actually send (e.g. to networked computers) until the
timeout is finished, therefore you will need the sending computer to be on with a working connection at the end of the
timeout. A workaround is to run the entire command directly on the target computer, e.g. with PsExec.
If you want to hide the command window as well, there are many ways to do so.
I personally favour a PowerShell-based command that hides itself (run from a
cmd window in this case):
start powershell.exe -WindowStyle Hidden -Command "sleep 3600; shutdown -s -t 00"
PowerShell can be configured for remoting, too. And it might be preferable to use the native
Stop-Computer command rather than
If you want to cancel the shutdown, use this command, use
shutdown -a. If you just want to hide the notification:
shutdown -s -t 3600.
Shutdown tooltips won't appear on that computer anymore and the icon will be hidden.
Start Menu -> Search "Task Scheduler"
Action -> Create Basic Task
Choose the time and frequency for which you want the event to occur.
Once you get to the Action section, select "Start a Program" and choose:
and give the appropriate parameters for the arguments:
/s /f /t 0
These argmuments break down as follows: /s shutdown /f force the shutdown /t 0 t for time, 0 seconds
Click finish and you're good to go.