[CentOS] Turning off Win2008 machines from a CentOS box

Wed Apr 30 18:26:43 UTC 2008
Toby Bluhm <tkb at midwestinstruments.com>

Joseph L. Casale wrote:
> I understand this may be able to be done with Samba?
> Anyone know the syntax for a CentOS 5.1 Samba client
> and what needs to be done to Windows 2008 Server to
> allow this (I suspect out of the box it wouldn't allow it)?
> I was hoping to use SSH with keys and script the login
> and execution of the native win shutdown command, but
> I have had troubles making any of the usual win SSH
> Daemons work under Windows 2008 Server x64.

winexe opens a command prompt on XP boxes. You can script the shutdown - 
have no idea if it'll work on 2008:

winexe -A $accountname //$computername "cmd /c shutdown -s -t 60"

and down it goes.


Toby Bluhm
Alltech Medical Systems America, Inc.
30825 Aurora Road Suite 100
Solon Ohio 44139