I use the same technique for starting D3, mvBASE, IIS, and other services form desktop shortcuts. Stopping services with a "kill um all, let God sort um out" macro like this can be problematic, it really depends on the service, but it's a nice way to free resources. You may see the command window flash as a BAT is executed, but if something is wrong you won't be able to catch the errors.
Depending on how thorough you want to be, I recommend writing more code so that your U2 systems update a Windows file when they boot and shutdown. You can then use a script (WSH) from your BAT which verifies the status before termination, maybe with a pause if the status is unexpected - like if users are still logged-in or some other processes are running. HTH, Tony >-----Original Message----- >From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] >[mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Anthony Dzikiewicz >Sent: Friday, April 23, 2004 11:31 AM >To: U2 Users Discussion List >Subject: Universe on XP (Personal Edition) > > >So, I am doing a kind of odd ball thing. I wrote some UV >Basic programs to create batch files that are run via the >scheduled tasks. I don't want Universe running on my machine >all the time. So, I created a couple of '.bat' files to start >and stop universe, which are also set up as scheduled tasks. >For example, stopuv bat file is > >NET STOP "UniVerse Telnet Service" >NET STOP "UniVerse REXEC Service" >NET STOP "UniVerse Resource Service" >NET STOP "Uni RPC Service" > >This appears to work. The messages come up as everything >being successful. I do a 'NET START' to see the services >running and it doesn't show any of the Universe processes. >However, I then realize that I am still logged into Universe >in the PC and it is still alive and well. Is this a bug ? If >I exit the session and then retry it, I wont be able to log >in. Also, If I stop Universe the gui way from the control >panel, I get the same result. Does this happen on all windows >platforms ? What if I were shutting down to perform a backup >and yet people were still messing with the data. > >Anthony > > > > >-- >u2-users mailing list >[EMAIL PROTECTED] http://www.oliver.com/mailman/listinfo/u2-users > -- u2-users mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://www.oliver.com/mailman/listinfo/u2-users