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Creating Shutdown/Restart/Logoff Windows 8 Tiles with PowerShell

11.15.2012
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Microsoft Script Center - Create a Shutdown/Restart/Logoff Windows 8 Tile for the Start menu (PowerShell)

Script to create a Shutdown/Restart/Logoff Windows 8 Tile for the Start menu (PowerShell)

Introduction

This PowerShell Script illustrates how to create a Shutdown or Restart or Logoff Windows 8 tile to the Start menu.

Scenarios

In Windows 8, without a Start button, properly shutting down or rebooting Windows can be a bit of a chore. So many users want to shut down or reboot windows in  just one click. Now, this script enables user just clicking on a tile to shutting down, rebooting or logging off Windows from the Start menu, it really conveniently.

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And since the Surface RT has PowerShell this "should" work there too? I'm going to have to give that a try... :)

I wonder what else we can with this? hum...

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