PsShutdown – Windows CMD Command
Initiate a shutdown/reboot of a local or remote computer, logoff a user, lock a system.
psshutdown [[\\computer[,computer[,..]]] | @file [-u user [-p passwd]]]
[-f] [-c] [-t nn|h:m] [-n s] [-v nn]
[-e [u|p]:xx:yy] [-m "message"]
computer The computer on which the user account resides. Default=local system
a wildcard (\\*), will affect all computers in the current domain.
-p passwd Specify a password for user (optional). Passed as clear text.
If omitted, you will be prompted to enter a hidden password.
-u user Specify a user name for login to remote computer(optional).
@file Execute the command on each of the computers listed in the file.
-a Cancel a shutdown (only possible while a countdown is in progress)
-c Allow the shutdown to be cancelled by the interactive user
-d Suspend the computer
Shutdown reason code, 'u' = user, 'p'= planned shutdown.
xx is the major reason code (must be less than 256)
yy is the minor reason code (must be less than 65536)
-f Force all running applications to exit during the shutdown
instead of giving them a chance to gracefully save their data.
-h Hibernate the computer.
-k Poweroff the computer (reboot if poweroff is not supported).
-l Lock the computer
On Vista and greater this requires the username and password of the account to lock
Even with a password, the default permissions do not allow the screen to be locked.
-m "message" DIsaply a message to logged-on users when a shutdown countdown commences.
-n Timeout in seconds connecting to remote computers.
-o Logoff the console user.
-r Reboot after shutdown.
-s Shutdown without poweroff.
-t Countdown in seconds until the shutdown (default: 20 seconds)
or the time of shutdown (in 24 hour notation).
-v Display message for the specified number of seconds before the shutdown.
default= display a shutdown notification dialog,
specifying a value of 0 results in no dialog.
-accepteula Suppress the display of the license dialog.
- Help, display the supported options.
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
Reboot \\workstationF4T as part of an OS upgrade:
psshutdown \\workstationF4T -r -e p:2:3
Shutdown all the computers listed in a file (one per line):
psshutdown @c:\scripts\computers.txt -s