Shutdown a Windows machine from Linux

net rpc shutdown -I ipAddressOfWindowsPC -U username%password
This will issue a shutdown command to the Windows machine. username must be an administrator on the Windows machine. Requires samba-common package installed. Other relevant commands are: net rpc shutdown -r : reboot the Windows machine net rpc abortshutdown : abort shutdown of the Windows machine Type: net rpc to show all relevant commands

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By: LrdShaper
2009-05-31 07:18:01

What Others Think

Would be good, but does not work for me (remote machine is Windows XP Pro): Shutdown of remote machine failed result was: DOS code 0x00000015
ok · 489 weeks and 3 days ago
works great
linuxrawkstar · 485 weeks and 2 days ago
How can I do the same thing using a Mac to Shutdown XP Pro Machine. I have a MacBook Please, Please any help would help
netguykb · 472 weeks and 5 days ago
Ok I tried this net rpc shutdown -I 192.168.0.6 -U mycomputer%mypassword mypassword has admin rights but got this: Could not connect to server 192.168.0.6 Connection failed: NT_STATUS_CONNECTION_REFUSED Could not connect to server 192.168.0.6 Connection failed: NT_STATUS_CONNECTION_REFUSED
netguykb · 472 weeks and 5 days ago
Ok I tried this net rpc shutdown -I 192.168.0.6 -U mycomputer%mypassword mypassword has admin rights but got this: Could not connect to server 192.168.0.6 Connection failed: NT_STATUS_CONNECTION_REFUSED Could not connect to server 192.168.0.6 Connection failed: NT_STATUS_CONNECTION_REFUSED
netguykb · 472 weeks and 5 days ago
Ok I tried this net rpc shutdown -I 192.168.0.6 -U mycomputer%mypassword mypassword has admin rights but got this: Could not connect to server 192.168.0.6 Connection failed: NT_STATUS_CONNECTION_REFUSED Could not connect to server 192.168.0.6 Connection failed: NT_STATUS_CONNECTION_REFUSED
netguykb · 472 weeks and 5 days ago
File/folder sharing needs to be enabled on the XP Machine
LrdShaper · 472 weeks and 4 days ago
worked awesome for me (Mac OS X 10.6.3) ... also if you aren't sure what the IP address is you can try the hostname (using -S) per the help: Valid targets: choose one (none defaults to localhost) -S or --server= server name -I or --ipaddress= address of target server -w or --workgroup= target workgroup or domain I've been using: net rpc shutdown -r -f -C "shutting down" -S hostname -U admin%adminpass and it works well for me :)
IsraelTorres · 446 weeks and 1 day ago

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