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Remotely shutdown Ubuntu computer using Windows 7 command prompt

By ragne2 ยท 4 replies
Mar 25, 2011
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  1. I am just wondering is it possible for me to shut down my brothers UBUNTU PC from my Windows 7 PC, using the windows command prompt.
    How Do i do this if its possible?
  2. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,263   +454

    Can you install putty or some other ssh client on your Windows 7 machine? It's one of the first things I install on a Windows machine. Putty is open source btw.
  3. ElShotte

    ElShotte TS Booster Posts: 163

    I use SSHWindows. It gives you the ssh command in regular "cmd" or PowerShell. Also, you'd have to install/enable SSH server on the Linux box.


    OpenSSH for windows can be found at
  4. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,263   +454

    That was kind of weird seeing what looked like my post twice in a row. Pretty cool looking util there too, might have to check that out when I get some time.
  5. ElShotte

    ElShotte TS Booster Posts: 163

    Hahaha. Yeah, that was my exact thought after I posted that shot too. The utility is excellent as well. It doesn't give you the bells and whistles of putty, but its great cause its implemented into the cmd prompt which is there already anyway.

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