win 2000 machines wont power off on a remote shutdown command
Posted on 2006-07-05
I have a network consisting of a win 2003 server, some xp pro and some win 2000 clients.
I have a script that tells all computers one by one to shutdown and power off.
shutdown /s /f /m \\ADG
shutdown /s /f /m \\ADJ-CREQPC001
shutdown /s /f /m \\ADA1
shutdown /s /f /m \\ADA2
when I run this script all computers get the message, but only the XP computers actually power off, the win 2000 computers go through the shutdown sequence but stay on in a screen that reads "it is now safe to turn off your computer"
The computers are relatively new, DELL optiplex 160, 170 and DELL dimension 2400.
And if i go to any of the win2000 computers and type in their "run box" the command shutdown /s /f they shutdown and power off completely.
What can i do to make the remote shutdown sequence work on the win 2000 machines as it does on the XP ones (i.e. actually power off)?