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What is "-Mortens ShutDown-"?


-Mortens ShutDown- is a tool to shut down a computer at a specific date and time. It is simple to use: Setup a time when your computer shall shut down and run the application. There are several shut down modes supported as there are a simple user log-off, or restart or shutdown or power off the computer. Running applications that would prevent the computer from shutting down can be automatically killed. You can setup -Mortens ShutDown- to warn you before it really shuts down the computer. Furthermore you can abort the shut down procedure or change the time settings (remotely) during run by changing the INI-file.
In addition this tool can be used to control the launch of any application (from a remote computer) via an INI file. This allows e.g. the following:
Setup a folder from where -Mortens Shutdown- will poll an INI file and react on changes made in it. If you setup this folder as a network share, you can easily modify any setting (e.g. application to launch) remotely.
While -Mortens Shutdown- is running on the remote machine you can setup an application to launch within the INI file. Once you have set the "launch" flag in the INI file -Mortens Shutdown- will trigger the launch of the requested application (script) on the remote machine.
Of course such operations can be protected by a password. The result (output) of the application (script) can be written in a logging file which can be monitored remotely, too.
Actually I wrote this on request for a friend of mine but I thought I could also make it available to public.
This program is freeware!



Here you can see screenshots of -Mortens ShutDown- in action:
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Download latest version...


The latest version of -Mortens ShutDown- is: v1.05 (build 17, compiled 10.07.2007).
There are two versions for you to download:

1.) The full version (Mirror 1) - 1.14 MB.
This is a .zip-archive which includes the full setup with install/uninstall feature and all needed libraries.
Please follow these instructions to install:

  • Unextract the .zip-archive to a temporary directory (e.g. "c:\Temp")
  • Run "setup.exe" which will guide you through the install procedure.
  • Finished... ;-)

2.) The update version (Mirror 1) - 43 kB.
This package has no libraries included. You can (also) use it as an update for -Mortens ShutDown- version(s) after v1.00.
If you have already installed any other of my software products, then this version should work for you as well.
Please download the file and follow these instructions to install:

  • Unextract the .zip-archive to a temporary directory (e.g. "c:\Temp")
  • Copy the extracted "ShutDown.exe" - file to you -Mortens ShutDown- installation directory, normally located at "c:\program files\Mortens ShutDown".
  • Finished... ;-)

By the way: You are WELCOME to report bugs or making any suggestions on -Mortens ShutDown-. I will always try to consider this in the next version(s).

Please note: -Mortens ShutDown- was developed using M$ Visual Basic v6.0 (SP6).

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