September 15, 2003, 12:00 AM — In a recent column I reviewed using a utility called PSExec in
combination with the Windows 2000 Resource Kit utility "shutdown.exe".
This week we look at the shutdown.exe utility and how it is used.
Shutdown.exe is a utility included in the Windows 2000 Resource Kit that
allows you to locally or remotely shutdown or restart a Windows 2000 or
Windows NT 4.0 server or workstation.
The syntax for the shutdown.exe utility is:
SHUTDOWN [/?] [\\Computer] [/L] [/A] [/R] [/T:xx] ["Msg"] [/Y] [/C]
To shutdown a machine named SERVER01, all you need to do is type:
SHUTDOWN \\SERVER01 /R /T:30 "Please logoff. System is being