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XP-XP Remote Desktop- shutdown ?

Discussion in 'Networks' started by Jakamoko, Nov 11, 2004.

  1. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    Hi All,

    I cant work this one out. At home, I've got 2 XP Pro boxes, with Admin for me on both. When I RDP the second box from my PC, it works fine, until I go to shut it (the remote) box down. Instead of the "Turn Off Computer" option, all I have is "Disconnect". I would find it really useful to be able to do this.

    At work, I use RDP from XP Pro onto my Windows 2000 Adv Servers, which I can shut down remotely (and unwisely) no probs.

    So is this something that cannot be achieved from one XP box to another the same, am I missing something, or is/are there any special permissions or actions I need to take to enable this ? If it can't be done, does anyone know the reasons why this would be ?
    Thanks in advance for your help, Guys :D
     
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  2. Fergal1982

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    i think from RDP you can only disconnect from the machine, but im pretty sure that if you use the shutdown command from the command prompt, you can target the computer on your network, so long as you have the rights on the machine!

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  3. AJ

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    Well the syntax is from the run window:


    shutdown -m \\remote_computer_name

    I think thats right. If not my name is not AJ

    EDIT: forgot to say that you don't need to RDP to the remote pc to do this :biggrin
     
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  4. Jakamoko
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    Thanks a million, Fergal and PQ - will test that tomorrow, and let you know how I do.

    Aaah, the power :twisted: (over my daughter's PC :oops: )
     
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  5. Fergal1982

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    hey, when did AJ become PQ????
     
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  6. SimonV

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    I was thinking about this the other day as I use XP Remote Desktop to control my home PC from work. How would I do this in my scenario as the other PC is not on the local LAN?
     
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  7. Phoenix
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    try using ALT+F4 in the RDP session, it should bring up the proper shutdown box, and allow you to select Log Off, Disconnect, Restart and Shutdown
     
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  8. Jakamoko
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    Well, thanks for all the contributions, but Phoenix gets the biscuits again - worked a treat m8 :D

    @ Fergal
    Thats since when :biggrin
     
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  9. AJ

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    :ohmy WHO! :ohmy
     
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  10. Jakamoko
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    Fairly sure the only way is by setting up a VPN link from your work to the LAN your home PC is on Si (or it's IP at least). The reason I know is because I have to set up a VPN from home into the servers on the LAN at work, once we screw down security 8)
     
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  11. SimonV

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    You lost me Gav on this one, I do already have Remote Desktop working as I have a static IP and port forwarding set on my router at home. It was the shutdown question as was asking about. Sorry if I was unclear.

    Didnt get chance to try using ALT+F4 yet but if that works then I'm a happy guy. :biggrin

    Thanks, Si.
     
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