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Windows 7: Remote Shutdown question

07 May 2010   #1

Win 7 H/P
 
 
Remote Shutdown question

I have read and read and read on this issue and it seems i need to tweak my registry to perform a remote shutdown due to the fact I have Win 7 Home Premium....

Here's the Deal, I have 4 PC's on my home network and I want to be able to remotely shutdown all of them from my Laptop at night.
I've tried to do it via the Shutdown -i command but I get "access denied" so I researched that and found that I need to go into "Group Policy editor" and activate remote shut down.... Then I find out that Home Premium doesnt have the gpedit.msc as part of the operating system and the only way to activate the policy is in the registry...

Can somebody tell me where in the registry I need to make changes and what changes I need to make to activate the "Remote Shutdown over my local home network....

I really would appreciate the assistance....My kids constantly leave the PC's on in the house and I really want control over them especially when my son doesnt want to get off his video games.

Thank you
Jess

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07 May 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

What you could do is make yourseld the admin of all the computers.... same user and same password. Then on your computer just create a batch file when you double click. Like I have one that will shut the computers down exactly 30 min when I double click the.batch file

All computers need to have the full admin activated for this to work.

If its windows

Elevate the command prompt

Type

Net user administrator /active:yes

Enter

Then when you log out administrator will show in the welcome screen when u log in... alt cntrl del and change password imm+diately..

Remember to do this to all computers with same password... the computer u r on todo the remote shut down u have to be in the admin account as well
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08 May 2010   #3

Win 7 H/P
 
 

Admin account is already active on all my systems. The group policy editor is missing for Win 7 Home Premium, which is needed to easily activate remote shutdown in windows 7
I've found a couple articles that say it can be activated in the registry however there are no instructions on how or where in the registry to make the changes. That's what I need I believe.

I am not familiar with the method your describing. I want to be able to use the "Shutdown -i" dialog and shut them down immediately.

Thanks
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08 May 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I don't think there is a group policy editor for Home premium... i think its only professional and up.

Best thing to do is: make all computers have static IPs.

Create the Batch file:

shutdownall.bat
=================================
@echooff =
cmd / c shutdown /s /f \\192.168.2.8 =
cmd / c shutdown /s /f \\192.168.2.9
cmd / c shutdown /s /f \\192.168.2.10 =
=================================
Create a batch file like this...
the CMD will execute the command prompt... the /c will carrier out the string and then terrimate

shutdown is the string command, /s will shut the computer down /f will force it to shut down all apps immediately and then the computer name next to it

Edit update:
just that when you create the batch file... don't include all those equal signs...
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08 May 2010   #5

Win 7 H/P
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by acurasd View Post
I don't think there is a group policy editor for Home premium... i think its only professional and up.

Best thing to do is: make all computers have static IPs.

Create the Batch file:

shutdownall.bat
=================================
@echooff =
cmd / c shutdown /s /f \\192.168.2.8 =
cmd / c shutdown /s /f \\192.168.2.9
cmd / c shutdown /s /f \\192.168.2.10 =
=================================
Create a batch file like this...
the CMD will execute the command prompt... the /c will carrier out the string and then terrimate

shutdown is the string command, /s will shut the computer down /f will force it to shut down all apps immediately and then the computer name next to it

Edit update:
just that when you create the batch file... don't include all those equal signs...
I know... I looked all over for the G.P.E in H/P and found out it isn't in there.

So I just put all that in notepad and save as Shutdown.bat? Then how do I make it active when I want it to?

All the IP's on my home network never change unless I change them....

Thanks
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08 May 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes you just go into your notepad and save it as shutdown.bat

but make sure that you don't have the extention of txt.. so change the SAVE as at the bottom too.

you can save it on your desktop and just test it out.

you make it active just by double clicking on the icon when it creates it on the desktop when you save it there.

you will see what i mean when you save it as a BAT file
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08 May 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

if you saved the batch file to your desktop, simply click on it.
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