The Remote Shutdown tool of Desktop Central provides options to shutdown, restart, lock and hibernate systems remotely. You can complete the following tasks, manually, using this tool:
You can also schedule the automatic completion of the tasks mentioned above.
You can complete the following tasks manually using Desktop Central. You can do this by using the Shutdown Now tab.
Adding Computers to Shutdown or Restart
You are required to add computers on the Remote Shutdown page to shutdown or restart remotely. Before adding systems to shutdown or restart, ensure that you have specified common credentials, in all systems, to complete these tasks. To specify credentials, visit the Add Computers page.
To add computers to shutdown or restart, follow the steps below:
Repeat steps 5 and 6 to add computers from other domains or workgroups.
The selected computers are listed under Computer Name in the Shutdown Now tab.
To remove computers from the Shutdown Now tab, follow the steps given below:
The selected computers are removed from the Shutdown Now tab.
When you want to shutdown a computer, you are required to specify the following options for shutting down:
Choose one of the following options:
Use this option to specify the time in seconds to display a warning message in all the client computers before shutting down. Specify zero to skip the message and shutdown immediately
Enter a message in the field provided. This message will be displayed in all the computers before they are shutdown.
You can complete the following tasks on a remote computer:
Shutting down a computer
To shut down a computer, follow the steps given below:
You've successfully shut down the selected computers.
Restarting a computer
To restart a computer, follow the steps given below:
You've successfully restarted the selected computers.
Setting a computer in Hibernate mode
To set a remote computer in Hibernate mode, follow the steps given below:
You have successfully set the selected computers in Hibernate mode.
Setting a computer to Stand by mode
To set a remote computer to Stand by mode, follow the steps given below:
You have successfully set the selected computers to Stand by mode.
Locking a computer
To lock a computer, follow the steps given below:
You have successfully locked the selected computers.
You can complete the following tasks automatically using Desktop Central. You can do this by using the Schedule Shutdown tab.
Creating and Scheduling Tasks
You can create and schedule various tasks. To create and schedule a shutdown task, follow the steps given below:
These options are available only if you select Shutdown or Restart.
You have created and deployed a task using the Schedule Shutdown tab