OT: How to reboot remote PC via VPN/Remote Desktop?

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by (PeteCresswell), Jul 4, 2006.

  1. Anybody know how to reboot the remote PC via a Remote Desktop session that's
    connected via VPN?

    Seems like there's some keystroke combination that is the functional equivalent
    of Ctl+Alt+Delete... but I can't recall it.
    (PeteCresswell), Jul 4, 2006
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  2. Ben M. Schorr - MVP, Jul 4, 2006
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  3. Per Ben M. Schorr - MVP:
    That gives me an option to disconnect and an option to logoff - but nothing to
    (PeteCresswell), Jul 4, 2006
  4. Per (PeteCresswell):
    Also... I tried opening up a .CMD window and issuing:

    ShutDown -r -m \\pcresswell-02.corp.seic.com

    Nothing happened when I tried it in the remote session, then I tried opening up
    ..CMD on my home office PC and issuing it there. I suspect that was the proper
    usage because it came back with "Access is denied.".
    (PeteCresswell), Jul 4, 2006
  5. Per Ben M. Schorr - MVP:
    I think I've got it: Ctl+Alt+End.... only problem is that when I select
    Shutdown/Restart, nothing happens.... -)
    (PeteCresswell), Jul 4, 2006
  6. (PeteCresswell)

    Guest Guest

    Click Start, Windows security, shutdown.
    Unless you're an administrator - no chance to reboot the remote server
    ( and the shutdown choice won't appear at all )
    Guest, Jul 4, 2006
  7. Are you able to put files remotely on that machine? If so, first go to
    www.grc.com and download a program called "Wizmo" from there and then send
    it to the server. Put it in the WINDOWS (or however you have it named) dir.
    Make a shortcut to it and put that shortcut on the desktop of the server.
    Now right click and select Properties and in the "target" line it should
    have C:\WINDOWS\wizmo.exe there. Change it to
    C:\WINDOWS\wizmo.exe reboot! (keeping in mind to change WINDOWS to whatever
    dir name you use). Now just OK that and double click on that shortcut. This
    prog FORCES a reboot. You can change "reboot!" to "shutdown!" and force it
    to shut down, too.
    Diamontina Cocktail, Jul 5, 2006
  8. (PeteCresswell)


    Apr 25, 2011
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    Start > Run > msconfig > OK > restart
    mberg, Apr 25, 2011
  9. (PeteCresswell)


    Jul 11, 2012
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    Open a command prompt and type 'shutdown -r -t 00'

    You can change the -r to -s to shutdown
    Batch, Jul 11, 2012
  10. (PeteCresswell)


    Feb 8, 2013
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    I tried Batch's solution: command prompt and type 'shutdown -r -t 00'
    It worked to a point: the remote computer logged off, restarted, opened a ":disclosure" page at the remote site, then started the Microsoft "Welcome"--and there it froze.
    It just kept on the "Welcome" page, with an hourglass spinning, and would not advance from there. I had to call in a request for a tech to reboot the computer on the remote site.
    Any thoughts?
    staffwriter, Feb 8, 2013
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