I am having trouble using the shutdown command in command prompt to shutdown another PC on my home network (Both PCs running XP home). I can use it to shutdown my own PC - that works fine. When I try to shutdown the remote PC, I get the message, "The network path was not found". I am using the syntax:shutdown -s -m \\[ComputerName]I'm pretty sure it has something to do with rights and permissions but both the PCs have just one administrator account without a password. The account name is the same on both PCs.I really would like to get this working using the command line, not using third party software. Thanks a lot. :)
Perhaps you dont need `-s`.click hereCan you ping the computer using its network name? Can you ping it using its IP address?
...try it without -s, this switch just shuts the machine you are working on, not a remote one.
Thanks. I have tried without -s but no joy - the syntax is rejected. I can ping the computer with its network name and its IP address. I can also use net send.
...the slashes before ComputerName are outside square brackets in your example, but inside the bracket in brundle's link.
A good point. I have tried with and without the slashes but it seems to make no difference. The same error message is displayed, "The network path was not found"
Maybe some of these suggestions will help; click here
Thanks but I think those suggestions are for XP profressional. I don't think XP home has 'administrative tools'?
Try this site click here for advice
You said that you tried without the slahes, I take it that you meant without the BRACKETS.
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