From: John Wunderlich on 4 May 2010 15:31
"(PeteCresswell)" <x(a)y.Invalid> wrote in
> I just ran into a situation where:
> - I was connecting to a PC remotely using something
> called "TeamViewer"
> - I upgraded MS Office to 2007
> - The Office install had to re-booted the PC
> - During the shutdown process, TeamViewer got
> killed before it got to some other applications
> like Excel and some that I have never heard of.
> - Those applications issued prompts that needed tb
> replied to in order to continue the shutdown
> - I couldn't reply bc my connection had been shut
> down by virtue of TeamViewer having been killed.
> - Had to drive to the site, hook up a monitor/keyboard
> to the PC and take it from there.
> Seems like I'd want to set things up so that TeamViewer
> was always the last application to be terminated in the
> event of a PC shutdown and/or reboot.
> Is there a way?
The best practice is to quit all programs before doing an install.
Barring that, most installs that need a reboot will pause at the end
and allow you to "Reboot Later" or at least pause and make you hit the
"OK" button. If Reboot Later is a choice pick that. Then hit:
Start -> Run
and in the box that pops up, enter the following command:
shutdown -r -f -t 60
This will start a 60 second timer (giving you time to gracefully log
off thereby stopping your applications) after which the computer will
reboot. The "-f" option is supposed to force all running applications
to quit without displaying any confirmation dialog. This works most of
the time, but there are exceptions.