PowerTip: Shut Down Virtual Machine with PowerShell

Doctor Scripto

Summary: Learn how to shut down a virtual machine by using Windows PowerShell.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I use Windows PowerShell to perform an orderly shutdown of a virtual machine?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer When the Stop-VM cmdlet is used with no parameters, it conducts an orderly shutdown.
           Here is an example:

Stop-VM –name C1


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