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14 Apr 2010  

win xp, win 7

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JeremyCade View Post
Hi All,

What I've ended up doing is setting a task to watch for the backup complete event in the Application log.

Steps to replicate this if anyone is interested are:

  1. Open Task Scheduler
  2. Create a new basic task
  3. Enter a description for the task
  4. On the trigger screen select "When a specific event is logged"
  5. Select the Application from the log drop down menu.
  6. Select Backup from the source drop down menu.
  7. Enter 4098 as the event ID..
  8. On the action screen select "Start a program"
  9. Enter "Shutdown" into the Program/Script text box.
  10. Enter "/s" into the Arguments box.
  11. Click next & Finish.
  12. Run a backup to confirm the task is working.
Is this working for others?

For me, it didn't. Set it up as directed, then ran a backup and went to bed last night. This morning the computer is still on. I have Win7 Pro 32.

Is there a log file I might look at to troubleshoot the lack of shutdown?
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