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Remote Shutdown Dialog Shortcut - Create

How to Create a "Remote Shutdown Dialog" Shortcut
Published by Brink
14 Jun 2011
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How to Create a "Remote Shutdown Dialog" Shortcut

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This will show you how to create a Remote Shutdown Dialog shortcut to be able to shutdown or restart one or more remote networked computers \\ComputerName all at once.

You must already have administrative privileges on the networked computer to be able to do so.

If you’re on a home network, the best way to do this is to make sure all computers are in the same workgroup and that they all have at least one Administrator account with the same user name and password.


EXAMPLE: Remote Shutdown Dialog
Remote Shutdown Dialog Shortcut - Create-example.jpg




OPTION ONE
To Download the "Remote Shutdown Dialog" Shortcut
1. Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
Remote_Shutdown_Dialog.zip
download
2. Click on Save, and save the .zip file to the desktop.

3. Open the .zip file and extract (drag and drop) the Remote Shutdown Dialog shortcut to the desktop.

4. Right click on the Remote Shutdown Dialog shortcut, and click on Properties, General tab, and on the Unblock button.
NOTE: If you do not have a Unblock button under the General tab, then the shortcut is already unblocked and you can continue on to step 5.

5. Go to step 5 in OPTION TWO below if you would like to use a custom icon for the shortcut.

6. You can now Pin to Taskbar (Windows 7 only) or Pin to Start Menu this shortcut, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move it where you like for easy use.

7. When done, you can delete the downloaded .zip file on the desktop if you like, or save it to use again.





OPTION TWO
To Manually Create the "Remote Shutdown Dialog" Shortcut
1. Right click on a empty area on desktop, and click on New and Shortcut.

2. Copy and paste the location below into the location area, and click on the Next button. (see screenshot below)
shutdown.exe -i
Name:  Step1.jpg
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Size:  93.6 KB
3. Type Remote Shutdown Dialog for the name, and click on the Finish button. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: You can name this anything you would like though.
Name:  Step2.jpg
Views: 2045
Size:  71.5 KB
4. Right click on the new Log Off shortcut on the Desktop and click on Properties.

5. Click on the Shortcut tab, then click on the Change Icon button. (see screenshot below)
Name:  Step3.jpg
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6. If prompted, click on OK. (see screenshot below)
Name:  Step4.jpg
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7. To Download a Custom Icon to Use
A) Click on the Download button below to download a custom Remote_Shutdown.ico file in a ZIP file, and save it to your desktop.
download

Name:  Remote_Shutdown.png
Views: 8382
Size:  51.5 KB
B) Open the downloaded ZIP file, extract (drag and drop) the Remote_Shutdown.ico file to your desktop.

C) Right click on the Remote_Shutdown.ico file, and click on Properties, General tab, and on the Unblock button. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: If you do not have a Unblock button under the General tab, then the shortcut is already unblocked and you can continue on.

D) Save the Remote_Shutdown.ico file to where you like to store it at on your Windows drive for use as the shortcut's icon.
NOTE: The icon will need to remain saved at the same location for the icon to continue to display on the shortcut.

E) Go to step 9 to select this Remote_Shutdown.ico file at the location you saved it at.
8. To Use Your Own Custom Icon
A) In the line under "Look for icons in this file", click on Browse and navigate to the location of the 256x256 pixel icon your want to use. (see screenshots below)
Name:  Step5.jpg
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Size:  49.6 KBName:  Step6.jpg
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Size:  29.2 KB
9. Select the icon and click on OK. (see screenshot above)

10. Click on OK. (see screenshot below)
Name:  Step7.jpg
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Size:  64.1 KB
11. You can now Pin to Taskbar (Windows 7 only) or Pin to Start Menu this shortcut, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move it where you like for easy use.
That's it,
Shawn










30 Jun 2011   #1
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink
You must already have administrative privileges on the networked computer to be able to do so.
How do you obtain Administrative privileges to the networked computer?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Jun 2011   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Josh,

Sorry, you would just need to have an administrator account created on the remote/networked computer to log on to it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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