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Windows 7 IconI don not know if many of you are used to shutting down computers remotely; if you want to do it on a different computer, you need to enter a username and a password.

You need a user with administrator rights to shut down a computer remotely.

This method works on Windows XP, but Windows 7 can remember the user and password even after a reboot of your computer.

First, press Winkey + R, type \\nameserver, and press Enter, Windows then will ask you for the credentials. Remember to change nameserver for the name of the PC you want to shut down.

Windows 7 - Windows Security Enter Network Password

Click  “Remember my credentials”, this way Windows 7 will save that user and password for the remote computer.

Now your commands will execute using that user. So let continue with the process:

Press WinKey + R, type shutdown -i, and press Enter, the next window appears:

Windows 7 - Remote Shutdown Dialog

Add the name of the computer you want to shut down, specify the action and the reason why you are doing this, and you are done.

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4 thoughts on “Shutdown A Windows Computer Remotely Using Windows 7”

  1. Tariq Khan says:

    this is the shutdown -i command isn't it?

  2. Rich says:


    Press WinKey + R, type shutdown -i, and press Enter, the next window appears

  3. By-bakol says:

    Engineer ,
    i’d to  thnk u couse i thought how to shoting down other computer ,
    thnx 4 your helping as.
    by by

  4. Doe says:

    Doesn’t work for about a million reasons.

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