How to Shutdown Computers Over Your Network Remotely

How to Shutdown Computers

  1. Access the Run command window. If accessing the command prompt is a bit intimidating, pulling up the remote access dialog box is an alternate option for remotely shutting down a network computer. In most versions of Windows, “Run” will be accessible directly from the Start menu. If you’re having trouble finding it, try searching for “Run” or using the keyboard shortcut ⊞ Win+R to open it up.
  2. Type .shutdown -i into Run. This bit of code typed into “run” will bring up the remote access dialog.

  3. Enter the computer name or its IP address. The dialog box will appear and you simply need to fill in the appropriate information.
  4. Add a comment. On many versions of Windows, the remote access dialog box requires you add a comment to display on the target computer’s screen. The comment can be anything you like.