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Create A Scheduled Shutdown Via Script In Windows

I often use this command to create a scheduled shutdown.  You could also use to run any program you want. schtasks /Create /SC daily /RU DOMAIN\user-account /RP myPassword /ST 18:00 /TN Auto-shutdown1800 /TR “%windir%\system32\shutdown.exe /s /f” Just replace your username, password, and give it a unique name.

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Create Desktop Shortcuts Via Batch Script In Windows

Some application installers in Windows do not create a desktop icon.  I used this script to create one for all users.  Just modify the highlighted lines per your environment. @echo off set SCRIPT=”%TEMP%\%RANDOM%-%RANDOM%-%RANDOM%-%RANDOM%.vbs” echo Set oWS = WScript.CreateObject(“WScript.Shell”) >> %SCRIPT% echo sLinkFile = “%PUBLIC%\Desktop\ShortcutName.lnk” >> %SCRIPT% echo Set oLink = oWS.CreateShortcut(sLinkFile) >> %SCRIPT% echo oLink.TargetPath […]

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OS X: Triggering Automation Scripts Using launchd

Desktop management software, such as Casper, has the feature of running scripts when a computer meets a certain criteria.  You can create a similar effect using launchd by creating a Launch Daemon or Launch Agent.  These run in the background and you can use them to trigger a script to run.  Basically, if you know how […]