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Windows 7: Shut down or restart computer via Remote Desktop?

01 Sep 2009   #11
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

What version of Windows 7 are you using? Are you using a Windows 7 machine to remote into another Windows 7 machine? When you used Ctrl-Alt-End, did you look at the lower right hand corner of the screen, where the red shutdown button is located? Click on the arrow, then select shutdown, restart, etc.


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01 Sep 2009   #12
johngalt

 

It's not a menu, it is a red button on the bottom right hand side of the window that appears when you press CTRL + ALT + END.....
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03 Sep 2009   #13
Beckyj636

Windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 
shutdown

I have windows 7 and a network . I am running cmd in admin mode.


"shutdown -i" gets me a screen, I try to find computer on the network and get " the active Directory Domain Services is currently unavailable"

Any ideas how to fix this
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03 Sep 2009   #14
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Beckyj636 View Post
I have windows 7 and a network . I am running cmd in admin mode.


"shutdown -i" gets me a screen, I try to find computer on the network and get " the active Directory Domain Services is currently unavailable"

Any ideas how to fix this
What network are you running (Sever 2003, 2008, etc)? Are you using Windows 7 x64 or x86? What version of Windows 7 are you using (RTM, RC, etc)?
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03 Sep 2009   #15
Beckyj636

Windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kegobeer View Post
What network are you running (Sever 2003, 2008, etc)? Are you using Windows 7 x64 or x86? What version of Windows 7 are you using (RTM, RC, etc)?


Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
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03 Sep 2009   #16
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Ok - now, what kind of network do you have? What operating system does your server run?
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04 Sep 2009   #17
Beckyj636

Windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

i do not run a server, and it a standard home network
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04 Sep 2009   #18
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Beckyj636 View Post
i do not run a server, and it a standard home network
Do all of the computers belong to the same workgroup?
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05 Sep 2009   #19
Beckyj636

Windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kegobeer View Post
Do all of the computers belong to the same workgroup?

yes
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05 Sep 2009   #20
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

AFAIK, the shutdown command requires active directory. For workgroup computers, I suggest using PsTools. Grab them from Microsoft, then write a batch file to shutdown a computer. That's what I do, and it works great. You use the psshutdown.exe file to remotely shut down any computer on your workgroup, like this:

Code:
psshutdown -k -f -t 00 \\nameofpc
There are tutorials on the 'net on how to use psshutdown. You can also open a cmd prompt, navigate to the PsTools directory, and type psshutdown ? for a complete list of commands.
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