Remote Shutdown - Free Shutdown and Wake-on-LAN Tool for Networks
This power management software allows you to manage network PCs from a central location and run remote Shutdown, Wake-on-LAN, Reboot, Sleep and other operations on multiple network PCs remotely. Remote operations can be executed manually on demand and automatically on schedule, so you can fully automate power management operations in your organization. The program is designed to support networks of any complexity.
What is EMCO Remote Shutdown?
EMCO Remote Shutdown is software that allows you to run remote Shutdown, Wake-on-LAN and other operations on selected network PCs. You can run the operations manually or schedule them for automatic execution. The program doesn't require any manual agent installation on remote PCs or a specific network configuration. All remote operations are easy to configure and run across a network.
EMCO Remote Shutdown is a PC power management tool for networks that allows you to automate power management in your organization. You can remotely shut down, wake up, reboot network PCs with a few mouse clicks and schedule these operations for automatic execution. It helps to reduce power consumption in your organization.
EMCO Remote Shutdown: How it Works?
The program allows you to enumerate your network and discover available PCs in all domains and workgroups. To configure a remote operation you need to select the options of the operation and select target PCs where the operation should be executed. You can select target PCs manually or enter a query to select them automatically. A remote operation can be executed on demand or automatically on a schedule only once or on the regular basis. The execution results for every target PC is displayed in the program, so can make sure that the operation was executed successfully. The program is optimized to work in large networks and executing remote operations on many PCs in parallel.
The Free edition allows running a remote operation on up to 5 network PCs. It allows creating up to 2 tasks of every type. This edition works as a Windows program, so the execution of scheduled tasks stops if you close the UI or log off from Windows.
The Professional edition doesn't have limitations for the number of targeted PCs in a remote operation and allows creating an unlimited number of tasks. It runs as a Windows service, so a scheduled execution continues even if you close the UI or log off from Windows.
The Enterprise edition doesn't have limitations for the number of targeted PCs and created tasks. It works as client/server. The server works as a Windows service to execute scheduled tasks in the 24/7 mode.
Clients can be installed locally or remotely and can connect to the server through a LAN or the Internet. They can work concurrently to manage scheduled tasks, run remote operations and check execution results. This edition also provides web access to execution results of remote operations.
Power Management Operations
The program allows you to shut down and wake up (using Wake-on-LAN) remote PCs connected to a LAN/WAN in order to turn them on/off. You can also restart, hibernate and sleep remote PCs, sign out from and lock sessions on remote PCs, lock and unlock the keyboard and the mouse, and send text messages to network PCs.
Static and Dynamic Operation Targets
Remote operations can be executed on static and/or dynamic groups of remote PCs. You can specify target PCs by selecting them manually and/or specify a condition to select target PCs automatically. For example, you can execute a remote operation on PCs from a specific Organizational Unit of Active Directory.
Tasks and Schedule
If you plan to repeat the same remote operation multiple times, you can create a task. The task includes a configuration of operation options and target PCs. A task can be executed manually with a single click. You can also schedule a task for automatic execution at a defined date/time or recurrently on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.
Advanced Wake-on-LAN Features
To use Wake-on-LAN, you need to know the IP and MAC addresses of the network PCs and use the appropriate WOL delivery methods. The program can automatically detect IP and MAC addresses of remote hosts. MAC addresses can be detected using different methods. The program supports different WOL delivery methods.
The Enterprise edition of the program works as client/server. The server is responsible for executing remote operations, and the client is used to configure operations and check the execution results. Multiple clients can connect to the same server locally or remotely through a LAN or the Internet and work concurrently.
To manage remote computers, you don't need to have any specific hardware or modify your network configuration. You don't need to install any agent software to network PCs manually in order to manage them remotely. To use the program, you only need to have access with administrative permissions on remote PCs.