[Samba] RPCClient - Shutting down a Windows machine from Linux

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Tue Mar 23 23:22:29 GMT 2004

On Wed, 2004-03-24 at 05:53, barsenault at gto.net wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> As part of a backup routine, my Linux machine wakes a remote Windows
> machine using Wake-on-LAN, mounts a share using Samba, and copies the
> backup across the network to the Windows machine.  As a final step in
> this process, I'd like to shut the Windows machine down.
> To accomplish this I am using rpcclient which comes with Samba.  The
> funny thing is that rpcclient's shutdown command will only work if a
> user is logged into the Windows machine.  My backup routine does not
> have an interactive login, so shutdown fails with error code 0x00000015
> (??).  I don't understand this, and expect that something is wrong with
> the Windows Setup. 

Try 'net rpc shutdown' instead.  They use slightly different codepaths

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                 abartlet at pcug.org.au
Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team  abartlet at samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College   abartlet at hawkerc.net
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