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Windows 7: Remote shutdown Win7 32-bit access denied

13 Sep 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Remote shutdown Win7 32-bit access denied

I have a home network with about a dozen computers (home automation, telescope control, etc.). Most are XP, one is Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, and one is Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit.

I have created a batch file that invokes the shutdown command, such as:
shutdown -m \\bsm -t 10 -f -s
...and this works on all machines except the one running Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit.

I have admin privileges on all computers/accounts. I only run the batch file from one central computer.

Shutdown -i does not help.

I can see all computers on the network, and access files/folders. I have allowed sharing on all computers.

I have tried using NTRights.exe to set:
NtRights u Guest +r SeRemoteShutdownPrivilege
NtRights u Guest +r SeShutdownPrivilege

I have tried PsShutdown, with and without specifying the remote computer's admin account name and password.

I have made sure that the registry key
Microsoft\Windows\Cur rentVersion\Policies\System is set to 1

I have always received the same error message on the Windows 7 32-bit machine: Access is denied: 5.

What am I missing? What tests or checks can I perform to find out exactly what is blocking this one computer from responding to remote shutdown? (This same computer can be started remotely with a magic packet.)

When I compare the existing accounts on the two Win 7 machines...the computer that responds to remote shutdown commands has only one account (no guest account). The problem computer shows two accounts when I'm logged into the administrator account....the other account is Guest. But when I log into the guest account and then view accounts...I see four(?) accounts?
- Guest (turned on...but can't be turned off?)
- HomeGroupUser$ (Guest account, password protected)
- Guest (but this one is turned off?...and it won't turn on?)
- Adminstrator

From withing the two 'Guest' accounts...there is no option to delete either of them. The account HomeGroupUser$ has options to delete the account, delete the password, and change the password.

At this point I'm hesitant to delete/alter the guest/non-admin accounts (although I never created them).

What should I do? Does this Win 7 32-bit machine have corrupted/confused account information that is preventing remote shutdown?

Thank you in advance.

Tom Krajci
Cloudcroft, New Mexico

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