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In Brief

Programmatically shut down Windows 95 and NT in Logoff, Shutdown, or Restart modes.


Product Categories:
  • Novell Client
  • ZENworks
  • Functional Categories:
  • User Management
  • Posted:1 Jan 1999
    File Size:130KB
    Publisher:Novell Consulting


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    Purpose: To affect a shutdown primarily to ensure User and System policies are consistently applied under ZENworks. It can also be used as a general tool to effect a shutdown/logoff for other reasons.

    Use: It can be run as a normal executable and permits the integrator to experiment with a number of modes. When the desired mode is identified the utility can be run behind an icon, shortcut or as a NAL application with the appropriate command line switch. For example Mode 1 'Logoff' equates to "Shut down all programs and login as a different user". e.g. C:\Novell\Client32\NCShtDwn /1 executes the Logoff without the user interface.

    Note: The 'Force' options don't allow for applications to save data before termination but conversely don't allow the user to interfere with the process either. It can also be attached to a screen saver to shutdown/logoff a workstation that is left 'logged in' but unattended (and therefore vulnerable) in sensitive environments.

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