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shutting down all computers on network

By hhjaxfl ·
I had to replace my battery backup,an APC XS1000, it has a USB hookup instead of the powerchute card. I asked APC and was told it could not shutdown other computers on the network and to buy another UPS. If I use the default power options that comes with XP it gives me an option to run a file before it shuts down. I have searched the web for Shutdown programs but I have to click on a button to shutdown the other computers instead of the command line. I have used a one click Shutdown program on the other computers running Win98 for yeard but it doesn't power down XP. How can I activate the program from the XP computer over the net?
Do I need a batch file and then put it on each computer to shut them down?
Any help will be appreciated
Thank you

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by foster_dchi In reply to shutting down all compute ...

You can use the command "shutdown -m \\computername" to shutdown remote computers. Type "shutdown /?" for all the available options. You could create a batch file with the "shutdown -s -f -m \\computername" and use the command "net view" to get a list of computer names.

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by hhjaxfl In reply to shutting down all compute ...

Thank you
I tried the shutdown -m \\Vickis and was able find all computers using net veiw but could not get the other computers to shutdown any ideas?
Thanks Again

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