Re: Remote Shutdown using Java

Brandon McCombs <>
Sat, 16 Jun 2007 00:20:18 -0400
Eric Sosman wrote: wrote On 06/14/07 17:08,:

Hi all. I want to be able to shutdown remote computers using Java.
Below are the things that have been imported :
import java.awt.*;
import java.awt.event.ActionEvent;
import java.awt.event.ActionListener;
import java.rmi.*;
import java.rmi.server.*;
import javax.swing.*;

and below is the code

 public void remoteShutdown_actionPerformed(ActionEvent e) {
        Runtime.getRuntime().exec("shutdown -m \\toshiba_cwb -s -t
        }catch(Exception ex){System.out.println("Fail to

The code works fine without the the -m and the computer name, however
when I put the -m \\computerName it won't shut the computer down but
no error messages have been displayed.

What is wrong with this.

Any help in this matter would be truly appreciated.

    I have no idea what this "shutdown" program you're
using is; it certainly doesn't look like the one I know.

It's the CLI way of shutting down a Windows PC. The OP took it for
granted that wanting to shutdown remote computers really meant to us
that he wanted to shutdown only Windows-based remote computers since
Windows-based computers are the only ones that exist.

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