AbortSystemShutdownA function

Stops a system shutdown that has been initiated.

Syntax

BOOL AbortSystemShutdownA(
  LPSTR lpMachineName
);

Parameters

lpMachineName

The network name of the computer where the shutdown is to be stopped. If lpMachineName is NULL or an empty string, the function stops the shutdown on the local computer.

Return Value

If the function succeeds, the return value is nonzero.

If the function fails, the return value is zero. To get extended error information, call GetLastError.

Remarks

The InitiateSystemShutdown and InitiateSystemShutdownEx functions display a dialog box that notifies the user that the system is shutting down. During the shutdown time-out period, the AbortSystemShutdown function can prevent the system from shutting down.

Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP with SP1:  If the computer to be shut down is a Terminal Services server, the system displays a dialog box to all local and remote users warning them that shutdown has been initiated. If shutdown is prevented by AbortSystemShutdown, the system displays dialog box to the users informing them that the server is no longer shutting down.

To stop the local computer from shutting down, the calling process must have the SE_SHUTDOWN_NAME privilege. To stop a remote computer from shutting down, the calling process must have the SE_REMOTE_SHUTDOWN_NAME privilege on the remote computer. By default, users can enable the SE_SHUTDOWN_NAME privilege on the computer they are logged onto, and administrators can enable the SE_REMOTE_SHUTDOWN_NAME privilege on remote computers. For more information, see Running with Special Privileges.

Common reasons for failure include an invalid computer name, an inaccessible computer, or insufficient privilege.

Examples

For an example, see Displaying the Shutdown Dialog Box.

Requirements

   
Windows version Windows XP [desktop apps | UWP apps] Windows Server 2003 [desktop apps | UWP apps]
Target Platform Windows
Header winreg.h (include Windows.h)
Library Advapi32.lib
DLL Advapi32.dll

See Also

InitiateSystemShutdown

Shutting Down

System Shutdown Functions