Learn how to shut down any computer on the same network using Command Prompt. As long as the other computers are connected to the same network, you can do it from your computer without leaving your room.
So, you are working in a place where computers are connected to the same network and thinking of how you can remotely shut down any computer located within the same or different rooms. Here’s how to do it.
Usually, you can do this at the school or college most of which have an open PC connected to the same network. Let’s dive in.
Important! This trick will work as long as the other computers are on the same network and are not locked by other users.
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How to shut down any computer on the same network using Command Prompt
The following is the step-by-step instruction to shut down any computers that are connected to the same network.
- On your PC, open Command Prompt by pressing Windows key, type
cmdand hit Enter.
- In the command prompt windows, type
net viewand hit Enter.
- You will get a list of computers connected to the same network.
- Identify the computer you want to shut down, remember its name.
shutdown -m PCnameand hit Enter.
- Replace the
PCnamewith the exact PC name.
- Replace the
- The target computer will shut down.
With this trick, you’ll be able to shut down any computers on or within the same network. Just make sure the computer at the other end is not locked.
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