how to use remote shutdown command in vista
Posted 25 June 2008 - 07:51 AM
I've got 2 computers with vista. They are both on the same LAN network but when i use the shutdown -m computername -s command nothing happens.. What can i be doing wrong??:|
use the administrative command prompt rather than a normal one. Type cmd in vista start menu , right click and run as administrator to get an adminstrative command prompt. Then write the shutdown command.
Posted 25 June 2008 - 07:56 AM
Posted 25 June 2008 - 09:01 AM
Posted 25 June 2008 - 11:53 AM
The above method should also work , i cant relate it to any such that the password has to be same.
Posted 16 January 2010 - 02:46 PM
I have been using the following syntax with the same issues
bother server and client usernames and passwords are the same
from client cmd (ran as admin):
host machine name (trying to be shutdown": "server"
Win R, cmd
runas "/user:server\login" "shutdown -m \\server -f -s -t 05"
Enter the password for server\login: (typed in pw then hit enter)
it then opens a second cmd prompt which is blank, then closes...but nothing happens on server
Posted 24 January 2010 - 01:22 PM
It looks like you are using the wrong syntax(s) on it. It is actually this:
shutdown -s -m \\otherpc -t 30 -c "Your message here"
You can replace -s with -r for restart. Replace otherpc with the actual name, but keep the \\ before it. The -t 30 is optional (if not specified 30 seconds will be used), and is in seconds. -c "Your message here" is also optional, but if you choose to use it make sure you keep the double quotes ", just replace Your message here with whatever you want.
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 05:54 PM
That didn't work because the person who brought it up made a bunch of typos. This should work: 'net use \\(computername)\IPC$ (password) /u:(computername)\(username)'
if you get an error that you can't connect to the same resource with multiple accounts, then 'net use' will tell you what is already mounted, and 'net use [whatever is mounted, like "\\[computername]\[share]"] /delete' will take care of that, then try the first command again.
After that, run 'shutdown /i' and you can pick your options in a nice fancy window. I successfully used this just now to shut down a remote machine on our network that was giving me fits. Or try to build the correct command line for that, which I suspect is your other problem. Every time I have ever used the shutdown command, I must use '/' switches, not '-' switches, it ignores the '-' ones in my experience, which would fit your statement that it "does nothing," as opposed to the problem I was having when I googled up this thread, which was "Access Denied" errors. Your idea about using "runas" might also work if you use '/' switches. (That is, maybe try 'runas "/user:server\login" "shutdown /m \\server /f /s /t 05"')
Thanks, other thread folks, for giving me the idea of mounting with net, I was a little surprised that there was no direct command switch to authenticate (at least 'shutdown /?' doesn't list anything about authenticating with the remote computer.)