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Remote Shutdown Q

By jmgarvin ·
Ok, I'm trying to shutdown a Windows server 2003 machine with the command

shutdown /r /m \\machinename/d p:7:0

Yet it always returns:

Usage: shutdown [/i | /l | /s | /r | /a | /p | /h | /e] [/f]
[/m \\computer][/t xxx][/d [p:]xx:yy [/c "comment"]]

No args Display help. This is the same as typing /?
/? Display help. This is the same as not typing any options
/i Display the graphical user interface (GUI).
This must be the first option
/l Log off. This cannot be used with /m or /d option
/s Shutdown the computer
/r Shutdown and restart the computer
/a Abort a system shutdown.
This can only be used during the time-out period
/p Turn off the local computer with no time-out or warning.
This can only be used with /d option
/h Hibernate the local computer.
This can only be used with the /f option
/e Document the reason for an unexpected shutdown of a computer
/m \\computer Specify the target computer
/t xxx Set time-out period before shutdown to xxx seconds.
The valid range is 0-600, with a default of 30
/c "comment" Comment on the reason for the restart or shutdown.
Maximum of 127 characters allowed
/f Force running applications to close without forewarning users
/d [p:]xx:yy Provide the reason for the restart or shutdown
p indicates that the restart or shutdown is planned
xx is the major reason number (positive integer less than 256)
yy is the minor reason number (positive integer less than 65536)

Reasons on this computer:
(E = Expected U = Unexpected P = planned, C = customer defined)
Type Major Minor Title

U 0 0 Other (Unplanned)
E 0 0 Other (Unplanned)
E P 0 0 Other (Planned)
U 0 5 Other Failure: System Unresponsive
E 1 1 Hardware: Maintenance (Unplanned)
E P 1 1 Hardware: Maintenance (Planned)
E 1 2 Hardware: Installation (Unplanned)
E P 1 2 Hardware: Installation (Planned)
P 2 3 Operating System: Upgrade (Planned)
E 2 4 Operating System: Reconfiguration (Unplanned)
E P 2 4 Operating System: Reconfiguration (Planned)
P 2 16 Operating System: Service pack (Planned)
2 17 Operating System: Hot fix (Unplanned)
P 2 17 Operating System: Hot fix (Planned)
2 18 Operating System: Security fix (Unplanned)
P 2 18 Operating System: Security fix (Planned)
E 4 1 Application: Maintenance (Unplanned)
E P 4 1 Application: Maintenance (Planned)
E P 4 2 Application: Installation (Planned)
E 4 5 Application: Unresponsive
E 4 6 Application: Unstable
U 5 15 System Failure: Stop error
E 5 19 Security issue
U 5 19 Security issue
E P 5 19 Security issue
E 5 20 Loss of network connectivity (Unplanned)
U 6 11 Power Failure: Cord Unplugged
U 6 12 Power Failure: Environment
P 7 0 Legacy API shutdown

What am I doing wrong?

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by ---TK--- In reply to Remote Shutdown Q

just "shutdown /r /m \\machinename" ... also you you will have to have domain priv on the remote box. Or you will have to use the "run as" command, which can become a headache also.

Or there is a PStool http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897541.aspx
might be worth looking into.

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Done and done

by jmgarvin In reply to try...

Kinda strange though, I was hoping it would log reasons, but it seems to not want them :-0

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it is kind of strange....

by ---TK--- In reply to Done and done

but lol, I have come to realize that... Sometimes logic isn't taken into consideration.

Look at the bright side, now that you know the command actually works, you can try different switches with it. Such as "shutdown /r /m \\machinename /d p:7:0" v.s. "shutdown /r /m \\machinename/d p:7:0"(what you were using) The space could be what was causing it to error out...

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True...it may have been PEBKAC *edit it WAS PEBKAC

by jmgarvin In reply to it is kind of strange....
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could also try

by Snuffy09 In reply to Remote Shutdown Q

shutdown -i for a GUI version

though the syntax i always use is shutdown -m x.x.x.x -f -r -t 00

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