By Hester / Last Updated February 8, 2023

How do I remotely shutdown my computer using IP address Windows 10?


Hello all, I have a business computer running Windows 10 in another room, which I need to leave it running after work. But I don’t want to run all night. I’d like to remotely shutdown it at night. How to remotely shutdown a computer with IP address in Windows 10? Any ideas? Thanks.”

- Question from a user

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How to remotely shutdown a computer with IP address Windows 10/11 [3 ways]

It is convenient to shutdown or restart a computer remotely when your devices are connected to the same network and you need to remotely perform the tasks. Here, we will explore a stepwise tutorial on how to remotely shutdown a computer with IP address.

Preparation work

Before operations, make sure all the computers are on the same network and they all should have one common administrative local account. Then you need to enable remote shutdown on the host computer and get the IP address.

1. Check the user account

Navigate to: Control Panel > User Accounts > User Accounts, then you can see your account. If it shows the Administrator or Local Administrator, then you are on the right path.

Control Panel User Account

2. Enable remote shutdown on host computer

You need to turn on file and printer sharing, and change the Registry Key in this part.

Turn on file and printer sharing

Step 1. Launch Control Panel, change the view mode to Large icons, and click Network and Sharing Center.

Network and Sharing Center

Step 2. Click Change advanced sharing settings, and then tick the following options. Click Save changes after that.

File and Printer Sharing

Step 3. Back to Control Panel and select Windows Defender Firewall.

Find Windows Defender Firewall

Step 4. Click Allow an app or feature through Windows Defender Firewall on the left panel.

Windows Defender Firewall

Step 5. Click Change settings, tick File and Printer Sharing under Private.

Allow Through Firewall

Change Registry Key

Note: Improper modification of registry may cause computer issues such as system instability. We recommend you back up important data in advance if you are not sure about the steps.

Step 1. Press Win + R, type in “regedit”and hit OK.

Run Box Regedit

Step 2. Go to Computer > HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > Software > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Policies. Right-click System, then click New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.

Navigate to The Project

Step 3. Rename it as “LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy”. Then input 1in the Value data box.

Change Value

3. Get the IP address of the host PC

On the host PC, open Command Prompt and enter “ipconfig”. Note down the IPv4 address.

Find the Computer Name in the Console

When you are well-prepared, read on to learn how to shutdown a computer remotely with IP address.

Way 1. Use CMD remote shutdown command

You can remotely shutdown the host PC easily by using CMD.

Launch Command Prompt from the Start menu and type in the following command:

  • shutdown -m \\[IP Address]-r -f (Replace [IP Address] with the host IP address.)

CMD Remote Shutdown IP

Press Enter and then you remotely shutdown the PC successfully.

Way 2. Use Remote Shutdown Dialog

Remote Shutdown Dialog allows you to remotely shutdown/restart PC easily.

Step 1. Open Command Prompt, enter “shutdown/i”, and then you can see the program.

Restart Computer

Step 2. Click Add, type in the IP address of the host PC, then click OK.

Remote Shutdown Enter IP

Step 3. Select Shutdown under "What do you want these computers to do". You can also change the warning time if desired. Click OK to perform the remote shutdown.

Change Shutdown Settings

Way 3. Use Microsoft Remote Desktop

You can also remotely shutdown another computer in a Remote Desktop connection with an IP address.

Tips: RDP does not support Windows Home Standard as the server side.

Step 1. On the host PC, navigate to Settings > System > Remote Desktop, turn On Remote Desktop, and click Confirm.

Enable Remote Desktop

Step 2. Launch Control Panel and navigate to System and Security > Windows Defender Firewall > allowed apps, then tick Remote Desktop.

Tick Remote Deskop

Step 3. On the client PC, open Remote Desktop Connection from Start menu.

Remote Desktop Connection

Step 4. Enter the host IP address to achieve a remote connection.


Step 5. Then you can remotely shutdown the PC by clicking Start > Shut down.

Shutdown Computer Remotely

How to remotely shutdown a Windows PC without IP address [PC & Phone]

After learning how to remotely shutdown a computer with IP address, you may wonder how to perform remote shutdown without IP address. The simplest way to do this job is to use professional remote access software, here we recommend AnyViewer.

AnyViewer allows you to remotely shutdown your computer with only one click. You don’t need to perform any complicated settings and it is compatible with multiple Windows & Android & iOS devices, which means you can perform remote shutdown from a PC or phone without network restrictions.

Case 1. Remotely shutdown computer from your PC

Download and install AnyViewer on both your PCs and follow the next steps to perform a remote shutdown.

Download Freeware Win 11/10/8.1/8/7
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Step 1. On the host computer, click Log in and click Sign up (log in directly if you have already signed up).

Log in AnyViewer

Step 2. Fill in the information.

Sign Up for AnyViewer

Step 3. When you successfully log in to AnyViewer, you can see your assigned devices.

Free Editions

Step 4. Log in to the same account on the client PC. Go to Device to find the host computer, and click Shutdown.

Connect to My Devices

You can also perform this task in a remote session by clicking One-click control > Operation > Shut down.

Shutdown Computer

Case 2. Remotely shutdown computer from your phone

It is also available to remotely shutdown computer from Android & iOS devices using AnyViewer. In this part, we will take iPhone as an example, you can also remote shutdown PC from Android with the similar steps below.

Step 1. Download AnyViewer for iOS.

Download Freeware iOS 10.0 or later
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Step 2. Sign in with the same AnyViewer account that you used on the remote PC.

Log in to AnyViewer iOS

Step 3. Go to Device and tap the remote device.

My Device iOS

Step 4. Click Shut down to remote shutdown the computer directly.

Unattended Remote Control iOS

You can also perform the task in a remote session by tapping Remote control > menu icon> Power Management > Shut down.

Shut Down Remote PC


This post introduces how to remotely shutdown a computer with IP address. You may have successfully shut down your remote PC using the methods outlined above. The built-in tools, however, are only usable when all of your devices are connected to the same network. Therefore, AnyViewer can be your best option if you need to remotely shut down a PC at any time or from any place.