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How do I shut down Windows XP from a Remote Desktop session?

Click on the Start button and select the Windows Security menu item.
Select the Windows Security item.

Next select the Shutdown option from the Windows Security dialog box.
Select the Shutdown option.

Finally select the Install Updates and Shutdown (recommended) or Shutdown option from the drop-down box and click OK.
elect the Install Updates and Shutdown (recommended) or the Shutdown option.

How do I shut down Windows 7 from a Remote Desktop session?

Click on the Start button and select the Windows Security menu item.
Select the Windows Security item.

In the right-hand corner of the Windows Security screen, click on the arrow next to the Power button icon. From the displayed options select the Install Updates and Shutdown (recommended) or the Shutdown menu item.
Select the Install Updates and Shutdown (recommended) or the Shutdown option.

About this service

You must ensure that the following prerequisites are met before you can start using this service:

Your computer must have wake-on-lan configured and enabled

This is usually done through the computers BIOS and must modern computers and network cards are equipped with this functionality. You should not attempt this task unless you are confident that you know what you are doing. Contact your local IT supporter if you require assistance to do this.

Your BUCS user account must be associated with the computer(s) you wish to wake up

This is a job that will have to be carried out by your local IT supporter. You can contact them by requesting help through the BUCS web pages.

Once your computer is configured and your user account associated as above, logging in to this site (or clicking on the Home link) will provide you with a list of computers you may wake up . Just click on the appropriate computer name, confirm you wish to continue, wait a few minutes that start up a remote desktop session to your computer.

Notes:

  • This service is currently only available for computers that use Active Directory.
  • Only one person per computer can be granted permission to start up a computer. However one person may have the ability to start a number of computers.
  • This service cannot wake up Windows XP computers that are in sleep mode.