Gently Close a Database Application

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Database applications
Windows XP SP3
WorldShip
We are using WorldShip, a program from UPS. It has a database. We have our workstations, including the one running WorldShip on an automatic shutdown schedule. In the past we have experienced errors with the database because the workstation is shutdown administratively even if the WorldShip application is running. Is there a gentle way to close this process? Also, if the close of the process requires user input, is gently closing and clearing the user input possible without having a person there to do it (batch)?

 

Thanks in advance,

-Schmidtw



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Windows XPP SP3
ASKED: July 28, 2010  2:06 PM
UPDATED: July 29, 2010  3:32 PM

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The only option I can think of would be to use AutoIT to “learn” the steps to close the program like a user would. Then save this script in executable mode when you have tested it. Then schedule this executable via Task Manager to shutdown program prior to shutdown of system.

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  • Schmidtw
    Would this also work as a Scheduled Task? Or do I have to script it the same way I script the autoshutdown? -Schmidtw
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