Introduction: Shutdown a Computor Remotley (the Real Way)

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This is instructable will show you how to shutdown a computer (from your own) remotely. there is no need to send a file sneak on their computer or have any contact with them. This requires little or no DOS skills although it will help if you are 1337

Step 1: Find Their Computor Name

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first type "net view"
next find you target in the list (by the way the target needs to be on your network)
congratz you've found your target.

by the way its also easier if u can sneak a peek at their computer for a minute. if you can click start right click my computer click properties then go to computer name. but thats only if theres alot of computers like in an office or a school.

Step 2: Shutdown -i

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go to run and type cmd. this will bring up command promt or DOS. type shutdown -i and a dialog should come up

Step 3: Type

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type the computer name. then change warning time to 2 seconds and type a message if you want.

Step 4: Done

Click ok and your done. the most pleasing part is when you do it in an office or school computor lab and you hear "What the F***" ahhhhhh memories


JulietB7 (author)2017-09-05

Above steps for shutting down remote computers are too complicated and technical. Instead, I would recommend using tools like on premise R-HUB remote support servers for easy shutdown and reboot of remote computers. It provides a simple and easy user interface.

skyatron (author)2017-06-02

Is this safe to do? Will i lose any of my files?

Prof. Pickle (author)2012-08-06

My code:

@echo off
TITLE Tracer V 3.1
color 02
set /a tries=3
echo ----------------------
echo you have %tries% attempts left.
echo Enter Password
echo ----------------------
set /p pass=
if %pass%==%password% (
goto c
set /a tries=%tries -1
if %tries%==0 (
goto p
echo Password is correct
echo Who would you like to trace?
set /p A=
tracert %A%
echo Would you like to shut someone down? (y/n)
set /p y=
goto %y%
echo Who would you like to shutdown?
set /p B=
echo What do you want to say to them?
set /p c=
shutdown -m \\%B% -s -t 60 -c %c%
echo do you want to abort? (Y/N)
set /p d=
goto %d%
shutdown -a -m \\%B%
echo Where do you want to go?
echo (M)enu
echo (E)xit
set /p o=
goto %o%
Pause > nul
echo Your not %name%!
pause > nul
echo Shutdown Initializing!
shutdown -s -t 30 -c Shutdown In 30 Seconds

Warning: the first IP address is yours

VineetK28 (author)Prof. Pickle2017-01-26

requested time out. why?

shiminicij (author)2016-12-18

remote shutdown is not supported why ?

rashmixx0 (author)2016-11-11

In my cmd the "net view" command does not show any computer except mine.I find the connected device using 'wireless network watcher' available in ''
But when I try to execute shutdown -i command a pop up window appear
I fill all the details and click ok but then it show an error msg showing that access denied.

micklez (author)2016-07-06

if you want to do this in a shortcut or something, do shutdown /I enternamehere

if u want to add a comment do -c "entercommenthere" at the end. be sure to use proper punctuation, and parenthases.

ShaneS66 (author)2016-06-01


_SirHacksAlot_ (author)2016-05-29


RohitP23 (author)2015-12-23

well I get an error saying

C:\Users\test>Shutdown -i
other-pc: Access is denied.(5)

I am using windows 10 what do I do please help that would be great

_SirHacksAlot_ (author)RohitP232016-05-29

welcome to the club

_SirHacksAlot_ (author)2016-05-29


if anyone has a suggestion, please tell me

_SirHacksAlot_ (author)2016-05-29

still doesn't work on windows 10

bhuvanr2 (author)2016-05-25

hai i had done that method but i got access denied.<5>, i cant reach my second pc remotely

Diego JoseD (author)2016-05-06

I can only find my computer on the command prompt.

Guest70323G (author)2016-03-29

If you are getting access denied do this from your own personal computer. Do not use school computers as they are usually blocked.

I did this from my own laptop I brought to school and it worked great!

AaronP50 (author)2016-03-03

access denied...

BenignoP (author)2016-02-20

i bumped on an access denied.....

KarinaS13 (author)2016-02-11

Is it possible on mac?

MarioJonyVanWoensel (author)2014-11-25

I have an laptop with windows 7 ultimate and i tryed to shutdown that laptop with my other laptop with windows 8.1 with bing.

I get "acces denied {5}"

How to fix this?

Bugs like that has of course been fixed in more recent versions of Windows. Short answer: You can't.

KevinW54 (author)WildOne19852015-10-05

I have Windows Ultimate with Service Pack 1. However, when I do this, it says "Access is denied. (5)". So there is absolutely no way to fix this? Even with service pack 1 it's still bugged up?

ShivamC6 (author)2015-09-27

joeythejuggernaut (author)2014-10-03

How do I do this on linux?

first download samba common:

1: sudo apt-get install samba-common

2: sudo apt-get install samba-common-bin

now you can shutdown windows pcs remotely:

net rpc shutdown (-f, -s, -t, -c,..) -I IPADDRESS -U USERNAME%PASSWORD

speklarkskiy (author)2011-10-31

@echo off
((Code here that shuts down all other computers on the network))
Goto A

HiPoweredHacker (author)2012-12-11

how do i get admin rights so i can do my hacking at school

fromdev (author)2012-04-27

Awsome, this shows a list of computers for many people. I did not try shutdown though, I guess it will work. but may not be taken well here :) ....must be good fun for college labs :)

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airsoftguy1310 (author)2009-03-26

how do you do this on a mac

iTraceur (author)airsoftguy13102009-04-24

You can't. Mac's aren't this unstable or unprotected. Mac's rule!

J-Manoo7 (author)iTraceur2009-08-20

you can but Mac is just an annoying language to learn, its easier on pc's haha

iTraceur (author)J-Manoo72009-08-23

Erm, Mac isn't a language...

J-Manoo7 (author)iTraceur2009-08-26

well Mac's shell, or the Mac version of batch, same with Linux, ya know what i mean : )

rdearman (author)J-Manoo72011-12-13

Actually a Mac is just NetBSD (Which is a UNIX clone published under the MIT License, and allows commercial modifications (unlike Linux which is under GNU licence) however the command is the same as all other unix systems and can be done remotely.

sudo shutdown -h now

However you will still need to know the users password or the administrator password same as any unix machine.

iTraceur (author)J-Manoo72009-09-11

If you're talking about Terminal, then, yes, there's a shutdown command, but it can't be operated remotely. Once again, Mac's rule.

SUPERBROMO (author)iTraceur2010-12-16

actually the entire root systems of a mac are almost impossible to understand once the user gets into the deep dark parts of the system

J-Manoo7 (author)SUPERBROMO2010-12-16

*wouldn't be surprised*
I actually need to get some sort of Terminal emulator to practice.

SUPERBROMO (author)J-Manoo72010-12-16

wish i could but im running a pc....*under breath* damit

J-Manoo7 (author)SUPERBROMO2011-01-02

PC can run Virtual Box so I think you'll be fine ;)

octavian234 (author)iTraceur2010-01-22

Linux beats all

Saturn V (author)octavian2342010-05-14

Windows is better.  Practical, useful, and reasonably priced (not like Macs).

The best part:  you can hack, prank, or drive someone crazy with them!!!

J-Manoo7 (author)Saturn V2010-05-15

Yes, Windows is probably the most useful because it's the easiest to use (imo).
Don't know if i would call that the best part haha, but Windows shell was written so you can do anything with it, same with Linux, but Windows, again, is easier to read (again, imo) so more crackers (not a racial slur,, google it.) write their malicious software to run on Windows computers. Also more people use Windows computers and all the defaults in it, so the crackers just infect more people easily. Although i noticed that in Vista Telnet is disabled by default.. probably the only good thing about Vista...

J-Manoo7 (author)octavian2342010-05-15

This is true. *Linuxhigh5*

HF TMM (author)iTraceur2011-01-20

iTraceur, please read this:

Please don't be so arrogant about the over-glorified Apple OS's. Take time to consider other OS's and their perks (every OS has its strengths and weaknesses). I do mean this in a nice way: the ONLY reason macs aren't exploited out of existence is because they aren't a big target for hackers. In fact, and I qoute, "The reasoning: Cybercriminals don't bother to target Macs because their 8% U.S. market share is too low to make them profitable targets.", from the link I provided. Pompous mac users generally piss hackers of all kinds off because they claim to have a nearly unbreakable system that is so complex, even the best have trouble hacking it. The truth is, at the roots of all mack OS's is a *nix based kernel which is known by every legitimate hacker world-wide. Again, just trying to make a point.

techman9 (author)HF TMM2011-01-21

Amen Thank u very much sir

HF TMM (author)techman92011-01-28

You're very welcom :) I just get so pissed when Mac fanboys think that stieve jobs is the cyber god and they are his loyal subjects. It's pathetic, saying things like "macs rule!" and "macs aren't this unstable or this unprotected" on a post obviously geared towards wanna be hackers (I don't mean condescendingly). Did he not expect someone who knows what they're talking about to sit him down? Have fun ruling that huge 8% market share.. woo hoo!

HF TMM (author)airsoftguy13102011-01-23

Here's how to do it on a Mac. Yes iTraceur, a Mac, this must kill you:

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