LKBEN10693: Howto generate a standby icon on the desktop


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Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG


Symptom

You would like a shortcut to put your PC into sleep mode also called suspend or hibernation mode

Cause

none

Solution

You can create a shortcut on the desktop and put the following as target:

%windir%\system32\rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState

How do people get to this information? Well you can list all the exports from a DLL with the dumpbin utility. If you want to check it you can type in the following:

dumpbin powrprof.dll /exports

About the Author

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux in different European countries and different European languages. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform where he is one of the most important contributors and the main developer.

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