How to issue a shutdown command to client machines

Posted on 2007-08-07
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
Is there any way I can issue a shutdown command to selected client machines?
Question by:rmmarsh
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    This assumes you have permission to access the client PC remotely and shut it down, but if you are on a domain and you are an administrator you surely will have.
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    shutdown /r /m \\<remotecomputername>

    That's the quickest way (/r = restart ...  /s = shutdown)
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    Here is a good site with all the options of the command line shutdown command.

    For a remote machine just run:
    SHUTDOWN /m \\computername /r
    The /r will reboot the machine and very useful for remote servers!

    Good luck,

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