Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Shutdown a Windows Machine from your Linux Machine

Ever need to reboot or shutdown a Windows machine on your network, from your Linux workstation.
No problem.

apt-get install samba-common package
yum install samba-common package

net rpc shutdown -I ipAddressOfWindowsPC -U username%password

This will issue a shutdown command to the Windows machine. username must be an administrator on the Windows machine.

Other commands are:

net rpc shutdown -r : reboot the Windows machine

net rpc abortshutdown : abort shutdown of the Windows machine


net rpc

to show all commands

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