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Remote shutdown using API

Posted on 2003-10-29
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hi,
    i have a cluster of servers using WindowsNT/2k, and need to write utility for remote shutdown using VC and windows API's.
i tried using initiatesystemshutdown but, dosent work for remote servers.
 i need to know what all tasks and functions to write before giving call to initiatesystemshutdown
thanks in advance
kiran
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To shut down the local computer, the calling process must have the SE_SHUTDOWN_NAME privilege. To shut down a remote computer, the calling process must have the SE_REMOTE_SHUTDOWN_NAME privilege on the remote computer. By default, users can enable the SE_SHUTDOWN_NAME privilege on the computer they are logged onto, and administrators can enable the SE_REMOTE_SHUTDOWN_NAME privilege on remote computers.

u can log on using
net use \\<computername > /user:<username> <password>

normally use the username as administrator
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u can use WNetUseConnection to programatically log on using API
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