Windows XP has a built-in feature (shutdown tools) that is used to shutdown any connected computers from any one computer. Using this feature, you can log off, restart and shutdown any computer in your network. This tip is very useful for you, if you are a Network Administrator at your company, because if you have experience to shutdown all connected computers daily in your local area network one by one, definitely that job is annoying responsibility for you.
Follow the given steps to configure shutdown tool on your computer:
- To use this feature, you need to be logged into your computer with Administrative Rights.
- To perform this task, first make sure your both computers are directly connected or connected to network.
- Click Start button then type shutdown -i in Run option then press Enter for next.
- A small windows dialog box will appear with the title "Remote Shutdown Dialog".
- Here first click on "Add" button to add computer, a small Add computers window will open, here type the name or IP address of the computer (you can add many computers for same action) that you want to turned off, then press OK for next.
- Now select the action "What do you want these computers to do (log off, restart or shutdown)". If you want to warn your users about this action, select the check box "Warn users of the action" then set time, display warning for 30 seconds or more.
- Now select the option that describes the reason to shutdown the computers and also type some comments for users.
- Now when you press the OK button, the users will see a "System Shutdown Windows" with time and comments that you mentioned.
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