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.