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dflo404

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Hello everyone, I'm sort of new at all of this, and I've been experimenting with MS-DOS. One thing that I can't seem to do is a remote shutdown. The two computers (Dell 4300 desktop computer, and a Dell Inspiron 8200 notebook), are hooked up in a network. We have a wireless internet connection for both computers.

The command prompt I have been trying to use is as follows:
shutdown -s -f -m \\Dell4300 -t 30

Accourding to what I've learned, this should do a forced shutdown on the Dell4300 in 30 seconds. I try this from my Inspiron 8200, and I am sure that I have the computer name for the desktop right. But every time I make the attempt, it tells me the network path was not found.

I use Windows XP home edition. Is something wrong with the command? Do I not have my network set up properly to do a remote shutdown? I would greatly appreciate anyone who can help. :tazz:
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gerryf

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No, the command looks ok

I think it is more that you are not connected to that machine

try this
NET USE \\Dell4300\IPC$ /U:Dell4300 \administrator
then
shutdown -s -f -m \\Dell4300-t 30

This will work in a workgroup on XP pro, but you first have to make a change in the local security policy because external connections of this sort are not allowed by default on xp pro in A WORKGROUP

However, I do not think that applies in XP Home.

Try it and let me know.
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exactly, you first have to make yourselves know to that pc as a administrator by mapping to that IPC$ share. Otherwise you could randomly shutdown every pc in a network.

Good luck

NET USE \\Dell4300\IPC$ /user:administrator "password"
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....NET USE \\Dell4300\IPC$ /U:Dell4300 \administrator

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whoops., my bad..thanks for the catch rico

note: no password for xp home

Edited by gerryf, 11 April 2005 - 10:49 AM.

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I think it must be something with my network. This is what I tryed:

NET USE \\dannyslaptop\IPC$ /user:administrator

This command completed successfuly, but when I tried shutting down the remote computer (DELL4300), it still said the network path was not found.

(note: I also tried the same NET USE command, but by using the name "dell4300" which was the remote computer)

I think you guys have helped me progress somewhere, but do you know what could be wrong with the network? Maybe you can tell me exactly how a network should be set up.

Edited by dflo404, 11 April 2005 - 02:06 PM.

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first trying pinging the computer name from the command prompt (dos).

an alternative is to us psshutdown
http://www.sysintern...sshutdown.shtml
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try using the ip address

NET USE \\10.0.0.19\IPC$ /U:administrator
then
shutdown -s -f -m \\10.0.0.19

(or whatever the ip address is)

Both machines are XP Home? Or Xp Pro...

Xp Pro cannot be shut down by the command line when joined to a workgroup (you have to make a registry switch). Joining a domain automatically alters the key
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The IP adress also failed to work.

I'm using XP Home Edition for both computers
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You cannot use Windows XP Home for network, they don´t have u privilegies for network... only share files and broad band connection.

Install XP Pro then resolve your problem.

Edited by Cr4sH, 19 April 2005 - 03:38 PM.

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