If you are network administrator and you have frequently needs to turn off network’s pc, then there are many ways. Windows has ability to shutdown computers remotely.
In order to use this feature, the Remote Registry service must be enabled on the remote computer. To complete this process you must be an Administrator or equivalent member.
To enable the Remote Registry service
On the computer where you want to record Shutdown Event Tracker data,
Click Start, type services.msc in the Start Search box and then press ENTER.
Microsoft Management Console will start with the Services snap-in open.
In the console pane, right-click Remote Registry and click Start.
1) Using the Windows interface :
Windows includes a simple utility Shutdown.exe, which remotely shutting down or restarts any computer which is on your local network. After configuration by above method, you can use a graphical user interface to shutdown or restarts from another computer.
To restart or shut down a remote computer using the Windows interface -
- Click Start, type cmd in Search box in Windows 7 and then click Command Prompt.
- Type “shutdown /i” to display the Remote Shutdown dialog box (Shutdown.exe).
- Under Computers, click Add to enter computer names, or click Browse to open the Find Computers dialog box.
- Under What do you want these computers to do, click Restart or Shut down.
- In Option, select the appropriate reason for the restart or shutdown from the list.
- In a Comment box type the alert or warning for the remote computer, this displays on their screen.
- Last click Ok.
2) Using a command line:
You can also shutdown remote computer from the command prompt.
- Here are the command line options for shutdown.exe:
- Click Start, type cmd in Search box in Windows 7 and then click Command Prompt
- Type following command and then press ENTER.
- To restart a network machine and force any running applications to close -
shutdown /m \\computername /r /f
- To Shutdown a network machine and force any running applications to close-
shutdown /m \\computername /s /f
- To abort a previous shutdown command -
shutdown /m \\computername /a
- To shut down in 60 seconds and display a message-
shutdown /s /f /m \\computername /t 60 /c "PC will be tuned off in 60 sec"
- To Logoff a machine and force any running applications to close (This can not be used with /m)-
shutdown computername /l /f
- To schedule the local computer to shutdown and restart at 6:00 P.M -
at 18:00 /every:M,T,W,Th,F shutdown /s /m \\computername
For more information about Shutdown.exe, type shutdown /? at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.
Don’t use this method for irritating others.
Make sure while typing computer name, so that wrong computer will not be shutdown or restart.
Make sure that there is no program is running on remote computer.