Close Connection and Shutdown

Closes all open programs, closes any Internet connection (handy for my dialup laptop) and more

An oldie but goody, this is the latest incarnation of a task that dates back to Automate 4 and Windows 98SE, closing down some programs even now in XP, there are a few that get a bit sloppy and won't close in XP but will for Automate. This task closes all open programs, closes any Internet connection (handy for my dialup laptop), let's me know on the other PC what's happning before finally shutting down the computer. The task itself has picked up a couple of bells and whistles over time that I hope will be interesting.

caveat 1 "othercomputer" is a constant on my machines with the name of, you guessed it, the other computer on the LAN.

caveat 2 if you do not have a LAN messenger system then AutoMate's Send Text message function can pick up on then I would disable lines 21 to 24  

caveat 3 be warned, all being well this task WILL shutdown your computer

Regards Dave

Task Category:

Functions (Basic)