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Windows 7: Is remote shutdown and turn on possible using W7's Remote Desktop?

17 May 2013   #1
sevenlusr

win 7 home 32 bit
 
 
Is remote shutdown and turn on possible using W7's Remote Desktop?

If it can't be done, what are the alternatives? Thank you.

Edit: I just read how to shutdown with Remote Desktop and I'm going to try that out. So, the only remaining questions are how can I remotely turn on a workstation on a lan? Can I do it at a pre-determined time? What about remotely shutting down the PC at a pre-determinded time? Thanks.


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17 May 2013   #2
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

If predetermined times will work for you, then just use task scheduler.
Task Scheduler - Create New Task

:-)
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7 Hours Ago   #3
JimboBigbelly

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

I'm not sure the task scheduler will bring you out of a shutdown or hibernate. I always assumed it wouldn't so never really tried it.

To do Wake on Lan, I use a product called "Wake on LAN" from Aquila Technology version 2.11.4 which works quite well. It's free, which is even more better. It has shutdown and wakeup options. Or you can use old DOS commands as well.

You can search the net for Wake on Lan and you will find a lot of information about how it has to be enabled in some BIOSes, and how it has to be enabled in your network card adapter's driver. You may have to add a jumper wire to your network card to power it's phy (physical layer chip) when the power's down (available in ATX power supplies).

Wake on Lan support is not automatic or in some cases easily accomplished. But with perserverence, you can do it. I did.
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3 Hours Ago   #4
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Posted the same on the other similar threads that has been recently revived, for the shutdown part for workgrouped PCs:

I can shutdown a Virtual Machine (Windows 7 Home Premium) with PSTools of Sysinternals Suite.
http://www.howtogeek.com/school/sysinternals-pro/lesson8/all/

You will need to (on the machine you want to remotely control):
Quote:
To tweak UAC to enable PsTools to run you’ll want to open up the Registry Editor and navigate to the following key:
Code:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
Once you are there, create a new 32-bit DWORD on the right-hand side, give it the name LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy and the value of 1. You don’t have to restart the computer to make the setting take effect.
Then enable Remote Registry on remote machine if needed:
Code:
psservice \\computername -u username -p password start RemoteRegistry
Once you gain access:
Code:
psshutdown \\computername -u username -p password
Not sure if you need to -u -p each and every time!
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2 Hours Ago   #5
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

If you have sufficient rights on the remote computer...
...then Window's native shutdown command works fine.

Code:
shutdown /s /m \\computername
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2 Hours Ago   #6
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Yes, that command has been talked about in the link I gave

Quote:
This utility allows you to shut down, log off, or even put a computer into sleep mode. The problem is that it isn’t better than the built-in shutdown.exe utility, and was actually designed for Windows XP, so it’s recommended to use the built-in utility instead in most cases.
The one option that PsShutdown provides that you can’t get otherwise is the switch (-d) to put the computer into sleep mode, which can be handy.
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2 Hours Ago   #7
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Thanks - I don't think that I ever noticed the -d option before.
I never had a need to put a remote computer to sleep.
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