net rpc shutdown - how to poweroff

James Willard james at
Mon Dec 16 17:13:00 GMT 2002


Most PCs that use ATX power supplies will turn themselves off after a
shutdown. If your PCs do, then using 'net rpc shutdown' should start the
shutdown process, which once completed, the PC (not samba) is
responsible for turning itself off. I have seen some ATX systems that
won't turn themselves off and instead they sit at the w2k "Turn off
Computer" screen. I haven't really messed with them enough to track down
why. My guess is the motherboard doesn't support the "off" command, or
the right w2k power management drivers weren't loaded.

James Willard
james at

-----Original Message-----
From: samba-technical-admin at
[mailto:samba-technical-admin at] On Behalf Of Willi Mann
Sent: Monday, December 16, 2002 1:02 PM
To: samba-technical
Subject: net rpc shutdown - how to poweroff


Is there any possibility to not only shut down but to power off a remote

(w2k) machine with the net rpc shutdown command?
I'd really need it because some users tend to be too lazy to power off 
their machines.

Please help me.


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