How can I shut down an iMac (OSX 10.6.8) on my wireless network wirelessly from my Windows 7 laptop?

There are a few questions on this site for shutting down Windows from OSX, but I want it the other way.

I've tried the shutdown -i command on my computer, but that doesn't work, so I'm guessing that only works for Windows to Windows computers (although I can't find anything online to support this).

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Enable remote login in Sharing in System Preferences on your Mac. Then you can use ssh to login and enter this terminal command: sudo shutdown.

There are free ssh tools available for windows, for example PuTTY (it's free).

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