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

05 Sep 2009   #21
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kegobeer View Post
AFAIK, the shutdown command requires active directory. For workgroup computers, I suggest using PsTools..
PSTools is an excellent and very useful set of tools.

HOWEVER

Your premise is invalid. The shutdown command does not require active directory. I use it, frequently and successfully.


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05 Sep 2009   #22
Antman

 

I cannot determine who is having what problem in this thread.
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05 Sep 2009   #23
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
PSTools is an excellent and very useful set of tools.

HOWEVER

Your premise is invalid. The shutdown command does not require active directory. I use it, frequently and successfully.
Hmm. I get the same error message if I use shutdown /i on my Win 7 x64 machine. I cannot browse any computers in my workgroup. Using the /m \\computer switch does not work at all, it just spits out the help items. I have a DIR-655 configured for DHCP, and all of my computers belong to the same workgroup. I run cmd as the admin. Do I have to log in remotely to the computer, and then issue the shutdown command remotely?
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05 Sep 2009   #24
Antman

 

I need a restatement, a clarification, of the problem at hand. What is the goal, what is the method, what is the result?


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05 Sep 2009   #25
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Yes, I can get the GUI interface. When I click on Browse, the error message is displayed.

If the goal is to shut down a computer remotely, and you do not wish to log into that machine remotely, can you use the shutdown command to force a shut down, like you can if you use pstools?


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05 Sep 2009   #26
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kegobeer View Post
Yes, I can get the GUI interface. When I click on Browse, the error message is displayed.

If the goal is to shut down a computer remotely, and you do not wish to log into that machine remotely, can you use the shutdown command to force a shut down, like you can if you use pstools?
I understand. What is your goal? Do you have a list of the workstation names?
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05 Sep 2009   #27
Antman

 

I have been out playing with the kids today - pardon my lack of focus. I will post a sample shutdown command to terminate MachineX.
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05 Sep 2009   #28
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Yes, I have a list of all workstations. Even when adding them manually, the option to actually shut down a computer is not available. And, as I stated earlier, using the /m switch does not work for any of my computers, Vista or Windows 7.


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05 Sep 2009   #29
Antman

 

shutdown /s /m \\MachineX
shutdown /s /m \\MachineX /t 060 /f

If these are not working, provide an example of your syntax.

I will not re-read this hijacked thread. Treat all interaction as fresh.
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05 Sep 2009   #30
Antman

 

I did think of one thing that is true - I am logged in when I use shutdown.
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