Script to automatically shutdown and restart a Windows XP computer on Domain - Permission Denied
Posted on 2005-03-11
I have a .bat batch file of these commands to shut down a lab of computers and a second batch file to restart them. I use the following command:
shutdown -s -m \\computername -t 0
This works very well since I am under the group "Domain Admins" because I have full power over the domain. I have teachers responsible for each computer lab, and I would appreciate them using the scripts too so they can close up shop at the end of the day. They try to run the script and get "Access Denied / Permission Denied" errors. They are part of the "users" group and do not have permission to shutdown computers remotely. How can I make it so they can remotely shutdown/restart comptuers and not give them admin priviledges? Also, they must not have priviledges to installs apps, so power users may be out too.
I abdolutely do not want to schedule the computers shutdown because there is no pattern in shutdown times.