Windows Server Hacks: Remotely Enable Remote Desktop
Subject:   easier way
Date:   2006-05-25 18:14:45
From:   dwarfsoft
Response to: easier way

For WMIC calls from Windows XP you need the /locale: switch. Windows 2003 defaults /locale to whatever you have installed with (default ms_409).

I haven't tried toggling this from Windows XP though, and I know there are some commands that will not work from a Windows XP machine, though these have so far been due to restrictions of login details. Using /user: and /password: does not necessarily grant enough permission to shutdown a machine while logged on with low privelages.