How to Remotely Shutdown Computers Within a Network

What will you need:

*A network with internet access that allows access to file sharing sites
* A file sharing account (such as mediafire)
*Basic computer skills
*A computer at home with internet access

Step 1: Make a Batch Script and Save It

On your home computer, open notepad or other text editor (such as notepad++)
Type or copy and paste the following:

shutdown /i

then click save as and save it as a .bat file

Step 2: Upload to a File Sharing Site

Upload your .bat file to your file sharing account.

Step 3: Download and Run

Now download your .bat file by logging in to your file sharing account and clicking download.

Step 4: Run It

Now run the .bat file you downloaded. And you should get a dialog, click add then type in the name of the computer you want to shut down and click  ok.But before you click ok please read the disclaimer below:

I am NOT responsible for the misuse of  this information. This information is provided for educational purposes only.

By clicking Ok you have read and agreed the disclaimer above.

Now click ok again and watch what happens :)

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Step 5: FAQ (frequently Asked Questions)

1. I don't see a remote shutdown dialog

* did you type in the code posted in step 1? ;check against the code posted in step one with the one you typed.

2.I got an error message  saying "access denied"

*in this case the computer you want to shutdown must allow remote access

3. The disclaimer you posted in step 4; how is this tutorial educational?

* This tutorial teaches you about using batch scripts and also command prompt commands such as shutdown

4. I still don't get how you did it?

*keep on going back to the steps until you get how to do it.

5. Why are you using Camstudio ?, it's a crap video recorder

* its free

6. Why are you still using windows vista?

*because windows 7 crashes alot



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    6 Discussions


    6 years ago on Step 3

    I have corrected a few spelling errors and grammar


    6 years ago on Step 4

    Is there a way to find out the names of the computers on a network?

    1 reply

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    In answer to your question, yes there is a way to do so. 

    You can do this by going to:-

    Windows Vista and windows 7

    Start > Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center > View Computer and Devices

    Unfortunately  I am not sure how to view computers on windows 8. 

    Prof. Pickle

    6 years ago on Introduction

    Why go to the trouble of uploading your file and then downloading it when you can just run it? Also, why have it in a file at all. Use the command prompt.

    2 replies

    You could use command prompt, but if you were use this method in a workplace environment. Then you wouldn't have access to command prompt because your system administrator will restrict command prompt from running.