- Shutdown or Restart Remote Systems
- Shutdown Options
- Get MAC Addresses
- Configure NIC for WOL
- Waking a Computer
- Peer to Peer Networks
- Command Line Options
- Register rmtSHUTDOWN
rmtSHUTDOWN is a powerful tool that provides
the ability to shutdown, and optionally
reboot, local and remote Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 systems over the
packets to WOL enabled adapters across the network.
Bring systems to life to perform system management routines,
gather inventory information and other related tasks.
Flexible command line
options allow batch processing and easy scheduling.
rmtSHUTDOWN must be executed
from a Windows NT/2000/XP system. Once executed, your existing authentication key is
used to shutdown/restart each system. In order to shutdown a remote
system, you must have the privilege "Force
Shutdown from a Remote System
Wake on LAN Requirements:
- You must have an ATX 2.01
(or above)-compliant power supply, and an ATX
motherboard with a WOL connector.
- You must have a WOL-compliant
network card with a WOL connector. An example is
the 3Com Fast Etherlink XL PCI 3C905B-TX, but not
the 3Com Fast Etherlink XL PCI 3C905B-TX-NM
- Compare the WOL pin
descriptions for your network card and for your
motherboard. They must be identical; otherwise,
your motherboard or power supply may be damaged.
- Your BIOS must support WOL,
and the WOL option in your BIOS setup must be
enabled. If you don't see a WOL option, check the
manufacturer of your motherboard for an updated
- Your network card drivers
must also support WOL; check with your network
card manufacturer for the latest drivers.
Cumbersome installation procedures are not required. Simply copy the executable to a
directory on a local hard drive and launch the application (rmtSHTUTDOWN.exe).
rmtSHUTDOWN is very powerful. USE WITH CAUTION!
To shutdown/restart NT/2000/XP systems:
- Enter the targeted
- Click 'Shutdown'
- Configure shutdown
options, click 'Continue'
Kill Applications Without
Saving Data: All applications on the remote
server will be forced to close, data in memory will
not be saved.
Shutdown: The remote system will
reboot. If this option is not selected, the
system will be shutdown and in a state to be safely
Message Text: A
message that will be displayed on the remote system
prior to shutdown.
The number of seconds to wait before beginning the
shutdown process on the remote system.
Retrieve MAC address prior
to shutdown: Stores the MAC address of the
remote system which is required to send a Wake-on-LAN
packet at a later time.
Probes targeted system and retrieves
its' MAC address. Each MAC address is stored in
the registry. The MAC address must be retrieved
prior to sending WOL packets. Each time a system is probed for the
MAC address, its' information in the registry is
overwritten. In addition, when rmtSHTUDOWN is
used to shutdown or reboot a system, the MAC address
is retrieved by default.
In order for WOL to work,
your network card must go into "standby
mode" when you power down your computer. If any
of your network card's lights are still lit after you
shut down, then it's configured properly, and you can
skip the rest of this section. Othewise, if none of
the lights remain lit after powering down, you'll need
to do the following.
- Double-click the Network
icon in Control Panel, or right-click on
your Network Neighborhood icon and select Properties.
- Select your WOL-compliant
network adapter from the list, click Properties,
and choose the Advanced tab.
- Highlight NDIS Driver
Version, and change it's value to NDIS 4
(the default setting is Auto Select). If
either the Advanced tab or the NDIS
Driver Version setting are missing, then
you'll need to obtain more up-to-date drivers from
the manufacturer of your network card.
- Also in the Advanced
tab, change the settings for Wake on Link
and Wake on Magic Packet accordingly, if
- When you're done, click
Ok, and then Ok again. Confirm that you want to
restart Windows when asked.
- After restarting, shut
down and check the light again. If it still
doesn't work, contact from the manufacturer of
your network card for support
Since configurations vary from system to system, we've included some
valuable links describing Magic Packets and
You must execute the Get MAC address
command against a system or use rmtSHUTDOWN to
shutdown/reboot the system prior to use Wake on LAN
To wake a system, type the
targeted computer name and click the Wake on LAN
button. A magic packet will be broadcast across
the network, destine for the MAC address of the
rmtSHUTDOWN will work in a
peer-to-peer network (a network that does not have a
domain or other authentication source). To
allow rmtSHUTDOWN permission to shutdown or reboot
computers on this type of network, you must grant
Everyone the User Right to "Force shutdown from a
Remote System". To do this:
- Open the "Local
Security Policy" from Administrative Tools
- Select Local Policy,
User Rights Assignment
- Double click "Force
shutdown from remote system"
- Click the Add User or
- Type "Everyone" (no
- Click the Check Names
button (Everyone should now be underlined)
- Click the OK button
- Click the Ok button
Everyone now has the
ability to shutdown the system remotely. Be
aware, if your system is connected to the Internet
and is not protected by a firewall, it can be
shutdown remotely by anyone who knows the IP
rmtSHUTDOWN includes command
line options for batch processing and
scheduling. These features are available in the
trial version, but are hindered by the evaluation
screen. Register rmtSHUTDOWN today to remove the
rmtSHUTDOWN is licensed per user. Each person
executing rmtSHUTDOWN must utilize a valid license (see License
Agreement for details). Secure online ordering is available, from the
order rmtSHUTDOWN page. Upon ordering the product, Absolute Dynamics
will e-mail you a
registration code. From the evaluation dialog box, click the enter the
registration code button. Enter the registration code you received from Absolute Dynamics
to activate your license.
Absolute Dynamics provides the following benefits to our paying customers:
- E-mail support for
rmtSHUTDOWN and other system related questions
- Elimination of the
- Elimination of the 20 executions expiration
- Input into the future design of products developed by
- Discounts on rmtSHUTDOWN upgrades and other
Absolute Dynamics products.