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How can I send a "power button" signal to my Windows 8 guest?

(If similar, how can I send other signals, specifically Lid Close and Sleep.)

Host OS: Gentoo Linux x86_64 (3.8.13-gentoo) Player: VMware Player 5.0.2 build-1031769

Guest OS: Microsoft Windows 8 Pro (64-bit) VMware Tools

Note: Yes, I cross-posted, but the VMware forums are a crapshoot.

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