Sleep Shortcut

Brink

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mvp
Hello Adam, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Interesting, what settings do you have set in the task so that I can give it a try with them?
 

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dmex

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Hey all..

Question about this old thread. I've got the Sleep shortcut on my desktop and it works fine when I just double-click it. Goes right to sleep.

However, if I have Task Scheduler run it at a particular time, it pops up the regular logoff prompt with the pulldown menu (Sleep, Shut Down, etc.) and waits for my response.

Any ideas on that? It happens on both of my Vista PCs. Both power buttons are configured to sleep.

Thanks..

Adam
Hi Adam,

Set Task Scheduler to execute the command directly instead of using the shortcut: rundll32 powrprof.dll, SetSuspendState

It shouldn't have any problems executing the command directly, Its just how Task Scheduler handles shortcut/script execution from its protected user environment ;)

Let us know if using the command instead of the shortcut allows your machine to sleep without waiting for confirmation :)

Steven
 

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Brink

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mvp
Thank you Steven.

I'm happy to hear that you got it working Adam. :)
 

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JayBofMA

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Not sure what all the chatter is about. But this VBS is NOT a Sleep script. It is Shutdown, pure and simple. :confused:

But there are other more simple ways of creating a shortcut; there is little here that is really new. I just create a shortcut on my desktop, and apply the following as the command:

rundll32.exe PowrProf.dll, SetSuspendState Sleep

The icon can be taken from PoweProf.dll, just like this supposed Sleep Shortcut does. You just have to navigate to the DLL and apply it yourself. :sleepy:
 

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Brink

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mvp
Hello Jay, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Funny, that the VBS in the tutorial puts my system into Sleep mode and not shut down. Have you tried it? :confused:

That command will work for sleep, but only if you turn off hibernate first. ;)

Hibernation - Enable or Disable
 

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James R P

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Hello,
I downloaded Brink's shortcut and I found out that when my start menu power button is set for shutdown, I can see when I open the script, it shows an "are you sure" box, and it shows a box of what you want your computer to do; it said "shutdown" (by default). After that, I set the power button to hibernate; the box said "hibernate" (by default). Finally, after that, I set the power button to sleep; the box said "sleep" (by default). In no way does the script duplicate the case power button if you are wondering (for Vista Home Premium x64 users). Then I thought of the question: can the script be edited in such a way so that it can only set the computer to sleep and not follow the start menu power button without disabling the hibernate feature?
 
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gn2

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Hi, sorry to revive an old thread, but the script doesn't work the way it was intended for me, it pops up the confirmation box, and I don't know how to avoid that ??
 

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Brink

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mvp
Hello gn2, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Which confirmation dialog does it give you? (ex: UAC, Open File - Security, etc...)

Does this happen when you run only the script, or the shortcut?
 

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gn2

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It pops up the dialogue to choose which type of action to complete with the shut down button, Sleep is the one shown, and all you have to do is click the "Ok" or whatever the exact word is, but its still another click that shouldn't be necessary...

I've tried right clicking on the shortcut to choose "Run As Administrator" in the Properties page to allow it to work without confirmation of my choice, but it still pops up the choice box....and the "Run Shortcut as Administrator" option checkbox it greyed out anyway...

Also, someone referred to setting about "how Task Scheduler handles the script" ? I have no idea how to see/change that, but I would suspect that is related as when I double click the shortcut directly, instead of hitting the keyboard key assigned to the shortcut, it "Sleeps" without popping up the window....
 

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Brink

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mvp
It sounds like the line below is not exactly the same in your .vbs file. That the line that press Enter for you automatically instead of having to click on OK.

WshShell.SendKeys "{Enter}"



Code:
[SIZE=3]Dim objShell 

Set objShell = CreateObject("Shell.Application") 

objShell.ShutdownWindows

set objShell = nothing

Set WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")

[B]WshShell.SendKeys "{Enter}"[/B]

Set WshShell = Nothing[/SIZE]
 

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