XP Shutdown.exe doesn't shutdown NT

Discussion in 'Windows XP General' started by Rob Hulsebos, Mar 11, 2004.

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    Rob Hulsebos Guest


    I am using XP with an application that must
    reboot an NT machine elsewhere on the network.
    For this, I'd like to use the standard
    available XP "shutdown.exe" utility. But then run, it
    returns the error "procedure number out of range".
    Is this a security issue, or is there a remote API
    change incompabitlity?

    When I run NT's shutdown.exe (from the Resouce Kit)
    on the XP box to reboot the NT machine, it works fine.
    But I'd rather use the native XP tool for it, having
    no guarantee that NT Resource Kit stuff 5 years old
    already will keep running on (future) XP versions..

    Rob Hulsebos
    Rob Hulsebos, Mar 11, 2004
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    Alex Nichol Guest

    You should not assume that things written for the system interfaces of
    the later XP version of the kernel will run on an NT4 kernel.
    Alex Nichol, Mar 12, 2004
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