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I'm trying to shutdown a Windows machine remotely from within OS X.

I've seen this a lot on Linux sites but it doesn't transfer over:

net rpc shutdown -I -U username%password

I'm trying to get this command to work from OS X:

shutdown /s /f /m \IP_GOES_HERE

I have Wine, but I heard it may not work. Any suggestions?

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The Linux net command is part of the Samba suite, which used to be bundled with Mac OS X too but has been removed from Mac OS X 10.7 due to licensing issues. It still can be manually compiled.

Wine does not yet support most of the Windows networking APIs, so shutdown.exe is not likely to work.

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And is there an easy way to install that? It seemed pretty crazy to me with the public key and all... How do they not have a binary for mac?? – JShoe Sep 2 '11 at 9:06
"The public key" is for verifying that you have the original Samba source code (because server compromises do happen). Verifying it is entirely optional. Samba probably does not publish a binary because Apple used to bundle it with OS X up to 10.6 so nobody needed to download binaries until recently, and also because Samba consists of several command-line binaries and a dozen shared libraries (I think the OS X term is "dylib") that must be put into the right place; it is not just something you download and click. – grawity Sep 2 '11 at 9:26
Okay, then how do I compile the code? – JShoe Sep 2 '11 at 9:31

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