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JSI Tip 4086. PsShutdown command-line freeware works on both the local and remote computers.

"Windows NT/2K does not come with a built-in command-line shutdown command. However, both the Windows NT 4 and Windows 2000 Resource Kits come with shutdown, a program that you can use to shutdown local and remote computers. PsShutdown is a clone of the Resource Kit shutdown tool, providing you the same options and ability to shutdown, and optionally reboot, local and remote Windows NT/2K systems.


Just copy PsShutdown onto your executable path, and type PsShutdown with command-line options defined below.

PsShutdown works on NT 4.0, and Win2K.


You can use PsShutdown to initiate a shutdown of the local or a remote computer, or to abort an imiment shutdown.
PsShutdown v2.11 - local and remote system shutdown/lock
Copyright (C) 2000-2003 Mark Russinovich
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psshutdown \[-u Username \[-p password\] -r|-h|-d|-k \[-t nn\]\[-m "message"\]
                   \[-f -a | -l | -o\] \[\\computer\]
   -a          Abort a shutdown (only possible while countdown is in progress)
   -d          Suspend the computer
   -f          Forces running applications to close
   -h          Hibernate the computer
   -k          Poweroff the computer (reboot if poweroff is not supported)
   -l          Lock the computer
   -m          Message to display to logged on users
   -o          Logoff the console user
   -r          Reboot after shutdown
   -s          Shutdown without poweroff
   -t          Specifies countdown in seconds until shutdown (default is 20)
   -u          Specifies optional user name for login to remote
   -p          Specifies optional password for user name. If you omit this
                you will be prompted to enter a hidden password.
   \\computer  Shutdown the remote computer specified

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