Shut down any computer on the same network using cmd

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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.

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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.

Important! This tip or trick will work as long as the other computers are on the same network and are not locked by other users.

Usually, you can do this at the school or college which most of them have an open PC connected to the same network. Let’s dive in.

Shut down any computer on the same network using cmd

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The following is the step by step to shut down any computers that are connected to the same network.

  1. On your PC, open Command Prompt by pressing Windows key, type cmd and hit Enter.
  2. In the command prompt windows, type net view and hit Enter
    • You will get a list of computers connected to the same network.
  3. Identify the computer you want to shut down, remember its name.
  4. Type shutdown -m PCname and hit Enter.
    • Replace the PCname with the exact PC name.
  5. The target computer will shut down.

That’s it.

Conclusion

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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