How To Remote Shutdown Windows 7

106 Say you have more than few computers running in a local network. And if you don’t feel like running around to turning off each computer manually you can always remotely shutdown / restart / sleep a computer in your local network.

There are command line method to do this too, but I’m going to show you an easier way.

What you need is to download this application Remote Shut Down (it works in XP, Vista and Windows 7)


What you get is this simple interface that let you to pick which computer you want to send the signal to to shutdown.

You can choose what action to take, either to let the computer ShutDown or put it into sleep or restart the computer.

Optional to display any messages, set the time and you are good to go.

One common problem that you might encounter is will telling you don’t have the administrator privilege and “ACCESS DENIED”. This case, you need to login with the account name and password, and they made it easy to do


Once you have don’t that, very soon you should get a confirmation message like the following.


Now you are all set. You can remotely control which computer you want to shutdown, restart and put it into sleep.

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  • jozjan

    Why would you need this application if Windows has had for a long time an integrated shutdown command that can be used to turn off/restart/etc. local or remote Windows machines?
    cmd-> shutdown
    or if you want to see it with a gui:
    cmd-> shutdown -i
    in case you have different username/password combination on remote machines, combine the shutdown command with the runas command line command.

    • windows7hacker

      totally agree about the command line, however, as I've mentioned in my post I choose to introduce the UI version because it's more user friendly, and easier for average user.


  • paul

    dont know who is right or i dont even know if i am right, lets believe i am wrong. so “i just dont know because i dont know and how do i know”. i been using unix(bsd&solaris)/linux since 1999, this is like 11 years now. and i feel using mouse so badly congested and uncomfortable. why? in unix/linux? i just use my fingers to issue commands and my hands justs there. and i am so lazy that i even calculate like $ echo $[40-20]. so once again the question boils down to? as it suits someone they adapt it that way. since the invent of the gui windows, sadly Xorg gave away X via MIT long before gui in M$, people got adapted to the laziness created by the mouse movements, and i bcame equally lazy by issuing key strokes. right now i typed this entire one line, using a debian livecd w/o moving my hand or pressing the mouse or the touchpad of my hp laptop.
    so? how can i say whats right and whats wrong? everything happens for a reason, and as the dev justified, its for the average user who finds commands as PITA might as well use the mouse in the UI. makes perfect sense. after all its all about comfort and as some said “one man's poison is another's meat (& vice versa)”.
    well i find lifting my hand and clicking the mouse to get a simple work done is like spending huge amount of energy FOR NOTHING, so like many why cant i also enjoy the joy of being lazy? isnt it? POV, point of view varies from person to person. thats about it.
    and thanks for the digital river direct link to download windows 7 from a M$ vendor as i didnt/dont like the idea of getting things from pilferable/pilfered source. so thanks for the direct link. and i will install windows 7 now in virtual box and enjoy it for 120 days and then reinstall from the ISO image. simple, i guess.

  • Joe

    There is an excellent tool:…. I'm using it to shutdown all PCs in my lab

  • saif tech

    It doesnt work for me and when i try to login to the remote computer, it says Invalid password while i definitely sure that the password is correct

  • tak xynn

    When trying to do that on a computer with Windows 7 installed, it says cannot connect to the target computer…help?

    • Ovais

      WORKS PERFECT! Im running windows 7 and so is my brothers laptop. Oh, I had to turn off UAC for his computer first tho!!!! before that i kept getting addmistrative errors and shit. now every time that bitch tries to make me jellus of his computer. POOF!!! PRESTO!!! GONE!!!! What happend to your baddass computer u fagget!?? what? you dont know? nether do i dumbass! WOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

  • qwerty

    i entered the right username and pass into the freeware v1.1 thing many times into various PCs but it doesnt work… it just keeps on saying invalid password… help please?

  • Kent

    If you are in a domain environment, you may want to try to add your username as part of the local admin group on the remote machine and use Windows 7 built-in shutdown command to do the remote shutdown.


  • Edward

    to open it use this run command shutdown.exe /i

  • puttyapp

    in windows 7 you can no longer remote SLEEP through the command interface through remote desktop… this is a much welcomed program thank you!

  • m60462a

    This utility does not work in Domain environment. Shutdown.exe (built into Win 7 platform) is just as easy to use. Instructions can be found on technet.

  • Sashi

    This tool does work on Win7. However for those of you who get access denied or invalid password, try this: The following is reproduced from Microsoft Answers forum, all credit goes to Tom:

    —— BEGIN ———–
    sorry for my English, but i have found answer to your question. Solution is realy easy just a one key in registry:
    create or modify 32-bit DWORD: LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy
    set the value to: 1

    Thats all folks
    —— END ————-


    • theapprenticeco

      Your comment was the key to make it work!
      I had modified remoteshutdown in secpol.msc but never worked, always getting the “denied access” error.

      Thanks a lot

    • wish

      this method cant work on my win 7 please help

  • Jos oet Gebrook

    The tool let the computer shutdown, but it won’t logout the logged on user.

  • Remote User

    Thanks so much. It saved me a trip to the office 50 miles away :)

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  • Zxzx954

    from were i get Username and password ?

    • Kent Chen

      If this doesn’t work, the command line Shutdown will always work.