Quote: Originally Posted by MitchellEve
Everytime I try to shutdown the server it says Access denied. How to I bypass that?
(I'm assuming this is while using the "shutdown" command-line utility I suggested.)
The remote machine which is receiving the shutdown command will evaluate the credentials of the user account which sent it. In other words, if you log on as username:Bob and password
ass, then issue a "shutdown" command to a different machine, the target examines the request in this manner: "Does the accounts database which I subscribe to contain a user called 'Bob', and if so does their password match what is being proferred with this command? If all of that checks out, does 'Bob' have the necessary rights to induce a shutdown on this machine?"
In other words, your account has to be known to the target machine, and it has to be an administrator (over there) or at least a user who has been granted the shutdown privilege on that box.