Reboot windows when nobody logged in

Lukas Kubin kubin at opf.slu.cz
Fri Feb 14 08:45:23 CET 2003


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Thank you for your reply.
My code works fine when anybody is logged on. But it doesn't when there's
the login window of Novell. Then I send the signal, nothing happens; I log
in or just (!) press Esc and it reboots.
I know almost nothing about Windows programming. So WMI says nothing to
me. Could you please let me know more about it? How to call that
reboot method? Do you mean I should not use ExitWindowsEx() ?
Thanks.

lukas

On Thu, 13 Feb 2003, Alex K. Angelopoulos wrote:

> In addition to your comments, Lukas -
>
> I've successfully implemented code which reboots XP using the ExitWindowsEx
> function after performing token adjustment.  Based on your description, I would
> try testing it while logged on interactively.
>
> Why?
>
> This will tell us whether the problem is technical details of method you are
> using to call it (in which case it will fail there), or related to
> environment/privileges of the account running it when no one is logged on.
>
> By the way, if it makes a difference, you don't need any of this with 2000/XP to
> perform a remote reboot.  You can use WMI, which is accessible to Python, and
> call the Reboot Method in class Win32_OperatingSystem.
>
> Depending on your situation, this might be a feasible solution.
>
> --
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> "Lukas Kubin" <kubin at opf.slu.cz> wrote in message
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> > I don't have the book but I've tried the RebootServer.py script from the
> > examples archive. It didn't work for me. Could you tell me, please, how
> > did you implement the reboot code to work while waiting for login? How did
> > you let it know you wish to reboot?
> > Thank you.
> >
> > lukas
> >
> > On Wed, 12 Feb 2003, dsavitsk wrote:
> >
> > > "Lukas Kubin" <kubin at opf.slu.cz> wrote in message
> > > news:Pine.LNX.4.44.0302121331021.31917-100000 at x.opf.slu.cz...
> > > > I need to code a program rebooting windows xp, when nobody is logged on.
> > > > It means the computer is in the state with login window on. I have a
> > > > simple windows service waiting for a tcp connection which should cause the
> > > > reboot. I use the Python's win32api function ExitWindowsEx() but nothing
> > > > happens.  When I test the reboot when anybody is logged on, it works. (Yes
> > > > I've done all the AdjustPrivilege etc. already).
> > > > Does anybody have experience doing such code?
> > >
> > > There is an example of how to reboot a remote computer which is included (i
> > > think) in both win32all and Mark's book.  It works on a computer at the
> > > login screen in win2k, but I can't speak to XP.
> > >
> > > -d
> > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> > - --
> > Lukas Kubin
> >
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> > email: kubin at opf.slu.cz
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Lukas Kubin

phone: +420696398285
email: kubin at opf.slu.cz

Information centre
The School of Business Administration in Karvina
Silesian University in Opava
Czech Republic
http://www.opf.slu.cz
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