4 Best Free Software To Remotely Shutdown PC
Here is a list of best free software to remotely shutdown PC. These freeware let you control other computers remotely by connecting them on the same network.
You can use these software to shutdown other connected computers. Besides this, these software also let you restart, sleep, hibernate, log off, or lock other computers as well.
Most of these free software to remotely shutdown PC offer advanced features. These software are not limited to perform shutdown function only; you can use them to have a full control on other PCs. In addition to this, you can also transfer files to the remotely connected computers, send messages, and do more.
As you explore the list, you will find a software which also lets you schedule the processes like shutdown, restart, etc.
My favorite Software to Remotely Shutdown PC:
LiteManager Free is my favorite software to remotely shutdown PC. In the free version of this software, you can add a maximum of 30 computers to control them remotely. Download this free software and control other computers remotely by establishing a network.
LiteManager Free is an easy to use software to remotely shutdown PC. Download this software and start accessing other computers.
Here, you get two installation packages: Server and Viewer. Out of these two installation packages, Server should be installed on host computers and Viewer on master computer. It generates different IDs for every host computer. You have to enter this ID in the Master computer in order to control that particular computer. That’s all.
The shutdown option provides you the following features:
- Restart remote computer.
- Shutdown remote computer.
- Switch off remote computer.
- Lock remote computer.
- Monitor Off.
- Monitor On.
- Restart the remote computer in safe mode.
Apart from the above-listed features, it also provides some other advanced features. Those include: full control, view only, task manager, file transfer, chat, send message, etc.
NOTE: The free version of LiteManager is limited to control a maximum of 30 computers only.
Remote Utilities is a free software to remotely shutdown PC. It lets you easily access others’ computers remotely.
You have to install this software on every computer which you want to control. The package installer of this software comes with two programs for installation, namely, Viewer and Client. Viewer is basically the master program. Install this software on the PC from which you want to access other computers. Client works as a Slave System. Install this package on the computers which you want to control.
Remember, you can make more than one Slave Systems, but there should be only one Master in the network. After successful installation, launch the software in the Master Computer and add all the Slave Systems in the list.
Now, click the Slave Computer in the list which you want to control and develop a connection. After establishing a successful connection, you will get complete access to the Slave System.
The remote shutdown feature of this software provides the following options:
- It lets you shutdown the remotely connected PCs.
- You can lock the remote computer.
- You can put the remotely connected computers to sleep.
- You can also turn the display of remotely connected computers on or off.
- It also lets you restart the computers remotely.
Apart from the above-listed features, you can also transfer files to other computers over the network, chat with other persons remotely, send messages, record screen, etc.
NOTE: In the free version, you can add up to 10 different Slave Computers.
Airytec Switch Off
Airytec Switch Off is a very simple software to remotely shutdown PC. It is actually a type of web application that runs in a web browser, but without an internet connection. This freeware works on IP addresses to control computers remotely. Hence, you should have a static IP address of both master and slave in order to use this software.
To run this software in a web browser, you have to follow the below-listed steps:
- As you double-click on its icon, it starts running in the background. You will find it in the system’s tray.
- Right click on its tray icon and go to Options.
- Now, enable web interface in the Remote tab. If it asks you to enter username and password, enter User as username and admin as password.
- Now you are all set. Launch your web browser and type localhost:8000. Again, type the same username and password.
After the completion of above steps, it starts running in the web browser.
In this software, you will get the following features:
- Close dial-up (VPN)
To control another computer, enter its IP address in the address bar of the browser in place of localhost. For example, if I want to control the computer with IP address 188.8.131.52, then I will write 184.108.40.206:8000. As you can see, I replaced localhost with its IP address.
The best part of this free software to remotely shutdown PC is that it lets you schedule any process, like turning off a PC after 30 minutes, 1 hour, 2 hours, and so on. But, you cannot define your own time for any of these processes.
Manage Engine is another free software to remotely shutdown PC. You can control multiple computers with the help of this freeware. It comes with many advanced features using which you can not only shut down other PCs remotely, but can also perform various other tasks remotely.
The best part of the software is that in its free version, you can add unlimited number of computers. You can add PCs either via Domain or Workgroup.
After adding PCs, you can easily shutdown or restart any of them by clicking Shutdown/Restart option.
Features offered by Manage Engine other than remote Shutdown include: Remote Task Manager, Remote Device Manager, Device Information, Hard Disk Space Detector, Remote Command Prompt, etc.
NOTE: I tried it to establish a remote connection between two PCs on local network via Workgroup, but it didn’t work. Since it is a well-known software to remotely shutdown PC, I added it to this list.
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