October 30th, 2004, 20:15 PM
Networked Basement Computer software shutdown
Say a person wants to network 2 computers and they put one of them in the
basement. The main computer being upstairs in their room or workarea. They make a switch to shut power off to the basement computer from their upstairs work area. Now they can shut power down to the basement computer by the use of a switch. They can also power up the basement
computer in their work area. Now this presents the problem of software
shutdown. Say the main work area computer has Win XP. The basement
computer could have Win 98, Win Me or maybe XP on it. How does a person do a software shutdown to the basement computer before they turn off power to it by using the main computer in their work area? Is there a utility that perform this task? Is there a free utility that can preform this shutdown.
There may be a way to write a program in Visaul Basic to do this. Has
anyone tryed it?
October 30th, 2004, 23:14 PM
Old and Cranky
You might just wanna run a Remote Desktop connection instead.
October 31st, 2004, 01:13 AM
Try start - run "shutdown -i" without the quotes, add the name of your downstairs computer and shut it down remotely.
November 3rd, 2004, 03:26 AM
I think they've changed it to "shutdown -m \\basement"
this would be good if it worked... let us know... else Remote Desktop is an option for XP machine, else TightVNC for other OS
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November 3rd, 2004, 08:54 AM
all bets are off...
Try this app: http://www.slawdog.com/products/smartsd/
I've used it and recommend it.