Remote Shutdown

Windows 10 Ent - Remote shutdown responding with "Failed to connect to registry"
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
Remote registry is a windows service that needs to be configured to be running for remote shutdown. That isn't the default configuration.
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mortonkrAuthor Commented:
Yes, I had assumed that. Can you provide me the config changes that need to be made? I have been googling and trying for hours to no avail!
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mortonkrAuthor Commented:
I have 2 W10Ent Pc's working together and one of these has access to a UPS and I need to signal the second PC to shutdown when the battery gets low.
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
Open services. Fine remote registry. Start it and configure the startup type to automatic.

Enable port 445 in your firewall. If that's the built it windows firewall lz there is a remote registry rule already. Just run the wizard to enable it.
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mortonkrAuthor Commented:
Fantastic!
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McKnifeCommented:
Just in case you are part of a domain: use a GPO to set the startup type to automatic. If you don't use a GPO, the startup type will be reset when the next windows 10 feature update is performed and remote reg. will again be disabled. https://www.grouppolicy.biz/2010/08/how-to-use-group-policy-to-control-services/ shows the steps.

About opening ports: that port 445 should not be open to anyone for security reasons, but only to machines that will need access, like administrative workstations.
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