Ok, I had this question a while ago, and didn't get much results:
Hey everyone. Just noticed a little problem. The computer at my desk is running XP Pro. and my computer in my office is running XP Home. Well, to run a remote shutdown on my XP Pro. computer, I had to go into administrative tools, local security policies, and enable it to be shut down remotely. This worked. I am able to shut down the computer at my desk (XP Pro) from the computer in my office (XP Home) well, when i try remotely shutting down the xp home computer from my xp pro computer, i get a "network path can not be found" message. I am putting the SAME code i use to shut down my computer at my desk: shutdown.exe -s -m \\OFFICE -f
Any ideas as to why XP PRo won't let me shutdown a XP Home edition computer remotely?
P.S. - I HAVE tried typing the IP address of my computer instead of \\OFFICE, doesn't work