How To Remotely Shut down a PC using Windows Command Prompt.

You can shut down all your PCs from a single Command Prompt window. You’ll need to change a few settings in advance, through.

On any PC you want to shut down remotely, click Start, type ‘services.msc' then press Enter.

Windows Services


Right-click the Remote Registry, select Properties, then select Automatic in the ‘Startup type’ menu and click OK.

Remote Registry


Remote Registry

Now click Start again, type allow an app, and press Enter. This will open your Firewall settings.

Firewall settings


Click ‘Change settings’, scroll to Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI), then tick the box to the left of it and click OK.

Windows Management Instrumentation


Now, on your controlling PC(s), open Command Prompt and type shutdown /i. This will launch a Remote Shutdown box.

Remote Shutdown Dialog


Click Add, then type the IP address or hostname of the other computer then click OK.

Remote shutdown dialog box

Note: Hostname is a name given to a computer to identifies them on your network. To know your hostname, type ‘hostname’ in Command Prompt, then press Enter.

Select Shutdown in the ‘What do you want these computers to do’ menu, type a message that will appear on the PCs you’re shutting down, then click OK.

Remote Shut down


You’ll need to be signed in to Windows with an administrator account on all computers for this to work.
    

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