Unable to Abort PSShutdown Session - Error Login Failure

Hi - A PSShutdown -a (abort) command on a remote machine after initiating a PSShutdown -h (hibernation) command returns the error "Error establishing communication with psshutdown service on TARGET1.  Login Failure: Unknown user name or bad password"

I run both commands from a script, with identical user logon/passwords, so I know the issue isn't what's being reported.  The abort command is also being sent well before the time specified for the hibernation command.

Has anyone seen this issue before and possibly know why the abort command isn't being initiated?

Thanks for any help/advice here.


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Last updated March 14, 2018 Views 195 Applies to:

Hello Valkarie,


Welcome to Microsoft Community.


I would suggest you to refer the following Microsoft articles about PsTools.


PsShutdown v2.52




PsTools Primer


If you need any further assistance I would suggest you to post your query on Microsoft Technet Forum to get more refined and appropriate responses.


Here is the link for Microsoft Technet.


Mann Manohar

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