Solved how do I use the dos Shutdown -i command?

November 19, 2014 at 17:04:39
Specs: Windows 8
This is what I do, I open Command Prompt and type in "shutdown -i" and the menu comes up with all the options for the shutdown process , but when I go to browse to add a computer I get this error message "The active directory domain services are unavailable." and I don't know how to use the add computer option...So how do I get rid of the Browsing error and if you know, how do I use the add function?

Oh and also nbrane if you see this, can you look at my other question because I replied and you haven't answered with your usual quickness and I still can't get it to work

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November 19, 2014 at 17:58:53
Maybe instead of using the GUI, just "go native", if you only want to shut down one cmputer: SHUTDOWN -T:10
etc. (see options for shutdown).

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November 21, 2014 at 07:53:02
I would like to use the shutdown -i gui because I want to shut down a different computer on the same network and that gui gives some flexible options but every time I try to use the browse button on the computers it gives me this error message every time "the active directory domain services are currently unavailable'' and its rather irritating because I cant see to find the answer on the internet.

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November 21, 2014 at 14:10:27
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You probably won't find much on-line because it's an uncommon use-case of an esoteric tool for pros.

The error message pretty much tells you what you need to know. Either set up an AD Domain and make sure both your computer and the remotes are joined to it, or don't use Browse.

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