Remotely Shutdown Windows NT Workstation or Windows NT Server

by Wayne Maples [Published on 20 April 2004 / Last Updated on 20 April 2004]

If you have administrative rights, you can shutdown remote NT workstations or NT servers using the Windows NT Resource Kit utility shutgui.exe or its command-line version, shutdown.exe . With the GUI version you can browse through the domain and select the NT box to shutdown. You have options to force an immediate shutdown (check box Kill Applications Without Saving Data) or to make it a reboot rather than a shutdown (check box Reboot after shutdown ). The commandline utility gives equivalent functionality with the added advantages of scripted reboots or shutdowns at scheduled times. A critical remote commandline and gui utility for Windows NT administrators.

The parameters for shutdown.exe are /l /r /y /c where /l local machine, /r reboot, /c close all programs and /y avoid having to say yes to questions.

SysInternals has cloned a freeware version of shutdown named PsShutdown .

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