I think you can use Windows remote shutdown tool. Go to Start> Run> Type in "command"> Type in "shutdown." This will bring up a list of switches you can use with this tool like naming what remote computer you want to shut down, killing all processes without warning, etc. It will also work to shut down the local machine. If this is really what you want to do then you can play around with it and figure out which switches you would want to use and just create a shortcut with that command line in it. I offer this up in ignorance so don't blame me if you mess something up real bad, deal?
EP, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS