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Windows 7: Remote shutdown Access Denied (5)

18 Apr 2012   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Thank you. That was the information that I needed. I entered the command like this:

psshutdown [[\\desktop-pc] | [-u username [-p password]]] -s| [-c] [-t 60|0:1] [-v 60] [-m Shuttingdown]

When I pressed enter it said that [-u is not recognized. I did as you said and dragged the file to my user, but this is now the issue. Thanks for your help so far.

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18 Apr 2012   #12

Windows 7 Pro-x64

Command-Line Syntax Key

Don't type bars, brackets, braces or dots. These are not part of the command. They are used to show the syntax of the command choices and options. They are not part of the command you type. Use the key in the above link to learn the meaning of each.

Also, don't use -c unless you want to allow the user of the PC you're shutting down to cancel the process. And use a message that will be meaningful to the user. Simply saying "Shuttingdown" could cause the user to panic.
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18 Apr 2012   #13

Windows 7 Pro-x64

What are you trying to do, exactly? Why are you shutting down the PC? You can also do this with a scheduled task on the PC if all you want to do is shut it down at a certain time.

The time setting you specified is also incorrect. [-t 60] means the command will execute after 60 seconds. Then you added "0:1" which means the command will execute one minute after midnight.

Read and understand the command syntax and decide how you will use it. We can't read it for you.
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18 Apr 2012   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Thank you, I was in a rush so I didn't get to try it without the bars, brackets, etc. I do want to allow the user to be able to cancel the shutdown. I am only shuttingdown the computer because people often leave it on, but if someone is using it I want them to be able to cancel the shutdown. I will create a more meaningful message. That one was just for testing. I removed the 0:1 part, I originally didn't understand what that instruction meant, so I just put 0:1. I did understand the syntax for the most part, bu I don't usually use cmd or commands like these. I have done as you said and entered this command: psshutdown \\desktop-pc -u username-p password-s -c -t 60 -v 60 -m Shuttingdown

It said: "Couldn't access DESKTOP-PC: Access is denied." and "If DESKTOP-PC is already performing a shutdown you must abort it before issuing a different command."
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18 Apr 2012   #15

Windows 10 Pro X64

I'd recommend you edit out your userid and password.
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18 Apr 2012   #16

Windows 10 Pro X64

Follow the syntax I posted here: Remote shutdown Access Denied (5)
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18 Apr 2012   #17

Windows 7 Pro-x64

Why did I even respond?
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18 Apr 2012   #18

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Sorry about all of the confusion, I have edited my post if you haven't noticed already. And yeah I noticed that my local computername and password were show, but that's only for that account. I use a much more secure password for other things, but I changed it anyway.
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22 Aug 2013   #19

Windows 8 Pro 64 bit

Enabling Windows 8 Remote Shutdown from command.
I am using this solution on a home Workgroup network. Solution works for shutdown.exe
and psshutdown.exe. It should fix similar problem with Windows 7.

The problem is access is denied when attempting a remote shutdown using the interactive
mode or the following command:
shutdown.exe /s /m \\COMPUTERNAME /t 00

COMPUTERNAME: Access is denied.(5)

Control Panel, Network and Sharing Center, Change Advanced Sharing settings
"Private" enable "Turn on File and Printer sharing"

Add Registry Key
RUN regedt32.exe
Right click and add new DWORD

When user name and password are not the same on the local and remote computer change the
following on the remote computer:

Change Local Security Policy
RUN secpol.msc
Local Security Policy, Security Settings, Local Policies, User Rights Assignment
Add "Everyone" to "Force shutdown from a remote system"
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10 Dec 2013   #20

W7 Pro x64
Corrupt installation of Windows 7?

Though it is an old thread, my post might help others, who come here - like me - by google. I did everything TxRedCat wrote in this thread - no success (for sure - same user, same password, administrative privileges on both PCs). Then I had the intuition to activate the built-in administrator accounts with same password on the local and the remote PC, - and now the remote shutdown works. By the way this also solved the problem that I could not use the administrative shares like C$. It seems that it is not a general problem of Windows 7 (and I found no general solution with Google), as there is no problem with other PCs running Windows 7 Prof SP1 I administer. The phenomena might indicate a corrupt OS. But any other explanation is welcome.
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