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How to shutdown from remote desktop connection?

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    qwert231

    I remote to some computers over the network and need to reboot the computer at some times. Currently this necessitates a call to a local user. I know I can shutdown remotely, but haven't been able to set it up.
    The remote computer is XP PRo.

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    Maurits

    shutdown.exe came with the NT resource kit.  I haven't tried it against Windows XP Pro but it works against Windows 2000.

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    databyte

    Just like Maurits said, shutdown.exe

    It does work on XP and actually any NT-based OS.

    I use "shutdown -r -f" all the time.  R is to restart and F is to force shutdown.  Just in case some app is hanging and XP has already shutdown VNC/RDP to the point where you can't "End Task"

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    Paulie

    run Task-Manager on remote computer,
    there in menu Shutdown you can... well... shutdown

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    Sven Groot

    Can't you just shutdown from the start menu? I do that all the time when remote desktopping to Win2k/Win2k3.

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    qwert231

    See, that's the thing. It isn't on the start menu. ANd when I go into Task Manager, I don't see it either.

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    JFo

    I always use tsshutdn.

    start->run->cmd

    tsshutdn 3 /reboot /delay:5

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    jc1455

    CTRL-ALT-END brings up task manager on the remote desktop (like CTRL-ALT-DEL does on the local one)  From there just click shutdown.

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    Tyler Brown

    I've always had problems using Ctrl-Alt-Del to bring up task manager on the remote computer. I just right click on the taskbar, select Task Manager, and then from the Shut Down menu make my selection from there. It would be nice if you could configure Remote Desktop to replace the Disconnect option with Shut Down.

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    Maurits

    Or if you use VNC, Shift-Ctrl-Alt-Del passes a Ctrl-Alt-Del through

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    ntpro

    START > RUN > CMD

    TSSHUTDN /REBOOT /V 01 or
    TSSHUTDN /REBOOT /SERVER:<servername> /V 01
    TSSHUTDN /?

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    Mike Dimmick

    Start > Windows Security, click Shut Down...

    If you've selected Classic Start Menu, Start > Settings > Windows Security..., click Shut Down...

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    Malcolm Chalmers

    I did it by getting a shutdown script from the TechNet scripting site ( http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/scripts/default.mspx)
     and putting that on the desktop of the machine I'm controlling. When I want to shut that machine down, i just run that script.


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    boii5

    In Windows XP Professional, via Remote Desktop Connection:

     

    START > Windows Security

     

    The Windows Security dialog box appears. Click on the Shutdown button and select your desired option (Log Off, Restart, Shutdown, etc.)

     

     

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    jon_potter

    Click on the desktop and press Alt-F4.

     

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    W3bbo

    jon_potter said:

    Click on the desktop and press Alt-F4.

     

    In a somewhat related issue... when I've got a computer that's "resting" (locked out with the screen powered down due to inactivity, but not in standby) when I issue the shutdown /s /t 0 /m \\computerName command the computer begins the shutdown procedure, but doesn't actually shut itself down until the computer is brought back to life by moving the mouse or tapping on the keyboard.

     

    Why is this?

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    staceyw

    jon_potter said:

    Click on the desktop and press Alt-F4.

     

    "Click on the desktop and press Alt-F4."

     

    Good tip.  Now if I can just burn that into my RAM.

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    Matthew van Eerde

    staceyw said:
    jon_potter said:
    *snip*

    "Click on the desktop and press Alt-F4."

     

    Good tip.  Now if I can just burn that into my RAM.

    Ctrl-Alt-End will trigger a Ctrl-Alt-Del-ish looking screen in the Remote Desktop session.  This will have a power menu, from which you can choose "Shut down".

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