LKBEN10836: How to disable user processes automatically when Windows reboots or is shut down.


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LKB | Created: 02/04/2020 | Version: 1 | Language: EN | Rating: 0 | Outdated: False | Marked for deletion: False

Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG

Latest update: 05/10/2020 | Comment:


Symptom

You need to speed up the shutdown and start

Cause

You want to speed up the reboot of Windows.

Solution

User processes do not end automatically when your system is rebooting or shutdown. Windows is waiting until the processes end and this can take a while. If you want Windows to disable the processes at once you have to modify a registry key.

Start Regedit and search for "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\CONTROL PANEL\DESKTOP\Autoendtasks". If you change the value to 1, then all user processes will be terminated at once.

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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