Shut Down PC's Remotely

Discussion in 'Windows Server Systems' started by jonny813, Jun 23, 2007.

  1. jonny813

    jonny813 OSNN Addict

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    Is their a script or such that can be created to shut down PC's running XP Pro from a Windows Server 2003 domain controller. If so what should they look like? thnx
     
  2. Steevo

    Steevo Spammer representing. Political User Folding Team

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    open a cmd window and type in shutdown. It ill give you all the options, so long as the systems are configured for the incoming request it will work.
     
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  3. jonny813

    jonny813 OSNN Addict

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    I tried it using the graphical tool and it worked great thnanks (reps) is their any way however to create a shortcut to the GUI (shutdown /i)on the desktop<I'm lazy lol
     
  4. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    Go new>shortcut and for location use:

    shutdown -i

    click next and name it what you want.


    Mike
     
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  5. jonny813

    jonny813 OSNN Addict

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    Thanks Admiral Michael, How did I now get that? lol :)
     
  6. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    You want GUI? Here's what you can do.

    From Active Directory, find the computer you want to "manage". Right click and choose Manage. Once Computer Management opens right click "Computer Management COMPUTER" and choose Properties. Under the Advanced tab click Settings under Startup and Recovery. Click Shutdown and do your thing.

    Enjoy.
     
  7. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I would also recommend a nice free utility called SpecOps GPUpdate which integrates into the ADUC MMC which makes these steps much shorter. It also has the added benefit of allowing you to remotely force a policy update on the remote computer instead of waiting for the random times.

    Just a brief plug, their paid software for software deployment (SpecOps Deploy) is excellent as well and, in my opinion, is what Group Policy Software Deployment really should have been in the first place.

    note: I don't work for them, but I am a happy customer of theirs.
     
  8. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Cool, never saw that gui before :)