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Windows 7: Remote shutdown problems...

05 Apr 2011   #11
cdmoomaw

Windows 7 Professional x64 + Xubuntu 11.10 + Mac OS X 10.7
 
 

Are you using a command prompt through a Remote Connection, or are you using the local prompt, sml156? It puzzles me how simply typing "shutdown /s" will shut down a remote computer, because there is nothing to specify what target computer you wish to shut down.


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05 Apr 2011   #12
acurasd

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The easiest thing to do is assign static (dynamic) IP's to your computers at home so you know which Ip belongs to which computer.

For the shutdown to work remotely you have to elevate the privileges. Also, you have to enable user name and accounts to be the same on all computers for it to work.

So when you go into CMD or even a batch file...

just type:

shutdown /s /m \\*IP Address or Computer Name (if on same workgroup)*
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05 Apr 2011   #13
sml156

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cdmoomaw View Post
Are you using a command prompt through a Remote Connection, or are you using the local prompt, sml156? It puzzles me how simply typing "shutdown /s" will shut down a remote computer, because there is nothing to specify what target computer you wish to shut down.
yes I am using Remote desktop otherwize use the /m as stated above
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05 Apr 2011   #14
cdmoomaw

Windows 7 Professional x64 + Xubuntu 11.10 + Mac OS X 10.7
 
 

Yes, sml156, that would work with RDP. But if you have access to the desktop, then why not simply shut down using the start menu?
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05 Apr 2011   #15
sml156

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cdmoomaw View Post
Yes, sml156, that would work with RDP. But if you have access to the desktop, then why not simply shut down using the start menu?
Because it only lets you log off not shut down the computer
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05 Apr 2011   #16
cdmoomaw

Windows 7 Professional x64 + Xubuntu 11.10 + Mac OS X 10.7
 
 

Okay, I'm not too familiar with the platform to begin with. () I have always used 3rd party software when accessing remote machines.

Back on the original topic, (If OP is still subscribed to this thread), if you can fix your connection problems, then I would recommend creating a batch file of it is a task you perform often. If you aren't familiar with batch files, a quick google search should help. I use them very often and find it to be a very simple alternative to scripting (in very simplistic cases).
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