Remote Shutdown of a WinXP PC from WinXP Laptop
Posted on 2004-10-01
I have a WinXP computer which i use for a server for all of my large files, (e.g. music, dvds). It is connected to to my laptop via a WLAN in my house. I am having problems in shutting down the computer from the laptop.
The laptop has Noron Antivirus and Norton Internet Security, the other computer does not have a firewall or virus checker, as i scan via the WLAN. When attempting to remote shutdown i have turned off the firewall and anti virus to eliminate any problems.
I have tried shutdown -i in cmd without success, and standard command in cmd.exe also without success. In shutdown -i I click Find Computers or Browse and it says Cannot Open Directory.
Could you please tell me what I am doing wrong or the correct methods and commands to run in order to perform a remote shutdown.
I am an administrator for both computers.
Thanks in advance