shutdown a Windows 8 computer remotely


  • I have a small network with Windows-7 computers and one running Windows-8.
    How can I remotely shutdown the Windows-8 computer ?

    I am used to run cmd: shutdown /s /m \\<computername>

    even when I right click cmd and Run as administrator, my Windows-7 computers
    gets access denied (5)

    All computers have the same Username and password, including administrator.
    I enabled the policy to prevent 'Force Shutdown From A Remote Machine'. in SECPOL on the Windows-8 machine.

    How can that be solved ? without setting up a RDP session.
    Thursday, August 01, 2013 10:20 AM


  • Can you ping and access the C$ share of those windows 8 machines?  It sounds like there is an issue with communicating with the machine....maybe policy related if its not account related.

    Be kind and Mark as Answer if I helped.

    Thursday, August 01, 2013 1:11 PM
  • thanks Chris, Niki,

    My account is in the admin group but could not access \\<WIN-8 computer>\C$

    using "administrator" did the trick.

    Sunday, August 04, 2013 1:07 PM

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