I have been working on this problem for a few month. By messing with windows registry and local security policies I was able to remotely shut down windows from Linux by issuing:
net rpc SHUTDOWN -C "comments" -f -I xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx -U username%password
But now I am wondering how to force windows into sleep or suspend remotely from Linux.
It seems that there is no "net rpc SUSPEND" or "net rpc STANDBY" option available.
Does anyone know how to perform such remote operation?