I'm currently working on a project in which I've tried to write a program (using VC++) to remotely shut down a computer (Windows 2000). I've used InitiateSystemShutdown() function, but I haven't been able to totally power off the workstation. I stuck with "It's now safe to turn off your computer." Do you have code/solution/guideline for this matter?
The problem is that the machines you are testing against do not support the full ACPI (Advanced
Configuration and Power Interface) specification in their BIOS. A machine that supports full ACPI
will completely shut down. You may want to look at updating your BIOS, but you'll probably need to
upgrade machines to get the full ACPI. Click here
for more information.
This was first published in September 2002