How can I remotely shutdown PC's
June 22, 2007 5:05pm CST
I am a PC and Network administrator, so it's my job to maintain the computer network. At the end of the day it is my job to make sure all the computers are switched off. We have about 30 computers in 5 large offices, is there anyway to send a command to all computers to make them all shutdown. It would be much quicker than walking around the office block switching off the computers one by one. All of our PC's are running Windows XP Professional.
23 Jun 07
Install Remote Shutdown 3.32 from http://www.vicman.net/downloads/dir/Remote-Shutdown/20234.html It Allows an NT/2K/XP Administrator to remotely shutdown any number of NT/2K/XP Workstations over which they have administrative control via either a GUI or the command-line. They can optionally specify a delay and message to be displayed to the user during shutdown. During this time the shutdown can be aborted. Multiple workstations can be specified in the GUI and this list can be saved for later use in either interface.
22 Jun 07
I believe this is definitely Possible. Please have a look at the following site and hope that will help you out on your job. BTW, just as the previous comment, how will you ensure that the user of the remote system is not still working ? Also you can use the free Software available at the following link.. http://www.matcode.com/remoteshutdown.htm http://support.microsoft.com/kb/317371
24 Jun 07
placing a program in each computer to do the job when you give a command is asking for trouble. someone will find it and start playing pranks on each other by turning off computers remotely. if you are too lazy to walk to the 30 computer, go to the circuit board, find the fuse switch for all the wall sockets, switch it off. : )