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#1 TroLoco

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Posted 29 November 2010 - 03:10 AM

I'm on a local network. When I try to shut down any of the other computers on the network using the shutdown command, I get "Error 5, access denied." Any solutions?

#2 Zee5han

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 02:36 PM

I'm assuming your using the shutdown command in windows...

The only way you can shutdown other computers on a LAN is if you have administrator privileges...

If you know the admin password than you can just right click command prompt in the start menu and choose run as admin...

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Posted 05 January 2011 - 01:21 PM

If your workstations are not connected to a domain and the username/password on the remote machine is different than the local machine ; you will need to establish a connection to the remote machine first, enter the username/password, and then run the shutdown command. Example:

From the local machine

1. Go to start -> run
2. Type \\remotemachine\
3. You will be prompted for a username and password
4. Now you will be able to run "shutdown -m \\remotemachine -s -t 3"




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