Synchronous command to restart pc RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi!

    In my Windows Embedded 7 Standard installation, I'm setting an environment variable using the synchronous command

    REG ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Session Manager\Environment" /v Name /t REG_SZ /d "Data"

    As I have read, I can't access this variable until the next restart of my system. I tried to restart using the following command (I found it here)

    cmd /c shutdown /r /f /t 75

    This did not work for me. (Also calling the command via the regular Cmd.exe-Window is working.)

    Is there any way to restart a Windows Embedded 7 Standard OS using synchronous commands? (Or maybe there are other solutions to the problem of accessing the environment variable?)

    Thank you in advance for your answer!


    Wednesday, June 6, 2012 9:12 AM


  • you don't need cmd /c

    shutdown -r -f

    why 75sec delay?

    check if shutdown.exe is included in your image.
    Otherwise search in ICE for shutdown.exe and add the package.

    Windows Embedded Developer and Scripting Guy //Germany (Preparing a blog about Windows Embedded Standard)

    Wednesday, June 6, 2012 11:36 AM