Thursday, May 11, 2006

Remotely shutdown your Windows XP machine using SMS

Everyone would like to have some control over their PC, especially when you are away at work or on a long vacation and suddenly realize that your PC is turned on and needs to be shutdown. Here is a quick how to? That will solve this problem.

Note: You need to have internet connection (Cable or DSL) and have Microsoft Outlook for this to work.

  • Basically you setup a rule in outlook to look for say a keyword in the subject line of an email. Then you select run application as the action for when that keyword is found. Then all you have to do is write a simple dos batch file and use the shutdown command with the -f parameter to ensure the shutdown is not aborted by any running applicatios. After that the rest is simple you simply send a sms text message from your cell phone or other source to your email address. You must have autmotic send and recieve turnned on for this to work.

Ok so let’s get started.


Blogger Girish said...

This was pretty neat. I didn't know you could run scripts and applications using Outlook Rules.
Also, can you please remove the "Word Verification" for comments, it is kind of annoying.

May 11, 2006 12:48 PM  

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