PsShutdown – Windows CMD Command

Initiate a shutdown/reboot of a local or remote computer, logoff a user, lock a system.

This tool allows administrators to create a batch file that will run against multiple computers to perform a mass change of the administrator password.

PsShutdown has two features not found in the SHUTDOWN command:

  • It will (by default) force the shutdown/restart of remote PCs so an interactive user cannot cancel the shutdown.
  • Multiple remote PCs can be targeted at once ().

When launched for the first time, PsShutdown will create the regkey
HKCU\Software\Sysinternals\PsFile\EulaAccepted=0x01

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