Failed to launch Shutdown

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The following error appears when using the Tools > Shutdown action in the Parallels Remote Application Server Console:

Parallels Remote Application Server Console
Failed to launch Shutdown.

The network path was not found.

However, for a brief moment a black window (shutdown) is visible.


Firewall rules are missing on the remote Microsoft Windows Server.


  1. Open Windows Defender Firewall with Advanced Security on the server that should be shutdown.
  2. Navigate to Inbound rules and enable these built-in rules to accept incoming traffic:
    • File and Printer Sharing (SMB-In)
    • Remote Service Management (RPC)


Alternatively, enable these firewall rules by using a Group Policy.

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