"Windows NT/2K does not come with a built-in command-line shutdown command. However, both the Windows NT 4 and Windows 2000 Resource Kits come with shutdown, a program that you can use to shutdown local and remote computers. PsShutdown is a clone of the Resource Kit shutdown tool, providing you the same options and ability to shutdown, and optionally reboot, local and remote Windows NT/2K systems.


Just copy PsShutdown onto your executable path, and type PsShutdown with command-line options defined below.

PsShutdown works on NT 4.0, and Win2K.


You can use PsShutdown to initiate a shutdown of the local or a remote computer, or to abort an imiment shutdown.
                              PsShutdown v2.11 - local and remote system shutdown/lock                              Copyright (C) 2000-2003 Mark Russinovich                              Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com                              usage:                              psshutdown \[-u Username \[-p password\] -r|-h|-d|-k \[-t nn\]\[-m "message"\]                                                 \[-f -a | -l | -o\] \[\\computer\]                                 -a          Abort a shutdown (only possible while countdown is in progress)                                 -d          Suspend the computer                                 -f          Forces running applications to close                                 -h          Hibernate the computer                                 -k          Poweroff the computer (reboot if poweroff is not supported)                                 -l          Lock the computer                                 -m          Message to display to logged on users                                 -o          Logoff the console user                                 -r          Reboot after shutdown                                 -s          Shutdown without poweroff                                 -t          Specifies countdown in seconds until shutdown (default is 20)                                 -u          Specifies optional user name for login to remote                                              computer.                                 -p          Specifies optional password for user name. If you omit this                                              you will be prompted to enter a hidden password.                                 \\computer  Shutdown the remote computer specified