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Shutdown Via CMD

Discussion in 'Networking' started by PenFed, Jan 6, 2015.

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  1. PenFed

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    I have several computers throughout my house, all on the same network. I am trying to set up basically a command center in my main computer, a windows 8 laptop, via command prompt. I want to be able to just use simple commands such as "shutdown -i', and everything appears to work fine until I receive an "access is denied.(5) every time I make an attempt. Are there settings I need to change on each computer, or just the command computer, to make this option accessible?
     
  2. CoolBurn

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    On the remote machines insure that "Remote Registry" in Services is enabled and the startup type is automatic.
     
  3. PenFed

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    That's the first thing I checked, I set the Remote Regestry service as automatic for all computers, including the remote computers and host computer.
     
  4. asgt

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    I'm assuming the computers are not connected to a domain? If not, I doubt the local account on the main Win8 laptop will have the appropriate permissions to shutdown the other machines. My lab is currently all domain connected machines so can't really test but suspect you will need to use PSexec (link) with a command along the lines of:
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    psexec \\10.0.0.5 -u johndoe -p mypassword -accepteula "C:\windows\system32\shutdown -f"
    Obviously you'll need to replace the IP address, username (johndoe) and password with the appropriate cred for you machine(s).
     
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