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.