Problem with shutting down computer remotely
I have a small home network with 3 computers:
A. main desktop Win 7 64 bit Home Premium (upstairs)
B. laptop same as A.
C. secondary desktop Win XP Home (downstairs)
I want to be able to turn on C. from A. - that can be done easily with WakeOnLan.
I would then like to turn off C. from A. but that is proving to be more difficult. I can do it using LogMeIn, but I would prefer to use a program like WakeOnLan, but obviously to turn the computer off rather than on. I have tried the shutdown /i command, but when I use this I get a message that "Access is denied (5)". I also tried psshutdown, but that tells me that "the network name cannot be found". This happens whether I use the correct name or the IP address. I also get this cryptic message "Make sure that the default admin$ share is enabled on ******. What on earth does this mean?
On C. I checked the security tab on the System32 folder and gave "everyone" full control of that folder. I also checked the shutdown.exe file and "everyone" also has full control of that file.
So why do I get the "Access denied (5)" message, and how can I get remote shutdown to work? Also how do I enable the "default admin$ share"? Windows is so unhelpful with these cryptic messages, without telling you how to solve the problem.