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Can’t restart remote computer
using shutdown command
Situation: when you access
the Office LAN via VPN and try to restart a remote XP computer using
shutdown command, you can’t and receive this message “A required privilege
is not held by the client”. Note: is you use a Windows 2000, you may receive
this message: “Unable to shutdown the specified server”
Analysis: You may not have
administrator rights to shutdown/restart the remote computer or you have not
cached the credentials.
Resolution: 1. use the runas
command. To do this, type runas /u:domainname\username “shutdown –r –t xx –f
\\remotepcname”, for example, runas /u:chicagotech\bob “shutdown –r –t
xx –f –m
\\ms-mvps”. Note: domainname can be domain name, workgroup name or
2. Alternatively, you may use this command: net use
\\remotepcname password /u:domainname\username
and then shutdown –r –t xx –f –m \\remotepcname.
3. If above commands don't work and you receive
System error 67, make sure you type the correct commands and computer
name. If you receive
system error 53, make sure the Server service and Computer Browser
service are running.