How to restart remote machine/server in windows

There are situations where we need to restart remote servers or machines and we can’t do normal Ctrl+Alt+Del, let’s see how we can perform restart in different ways

Using key press

If you have opened your remote desktop/server from your local windows machine, then on remote server/machine desktop, key press

CTRL + ALT + DEL to restart the remote machine.

Using command prompt

On your local machine, open command prompt [Administrator mode] and enter

C:\Users\MySys>shutdown /r /f /t 0 /m \\<serverName> /c "<anyComment>"


/r        – Shutdown and restart the computer.”

/f        – Force running applications to close without warning the users.

/t xxx   –  Set the time-out period before shutdown to xxx seconds.

The valid range is 0-600, [default is 30]

/m \\computerName – Specify the target computer.

/c “comment” – Comment on the reason for the restart or shutdown.

For more information you can enter command shutdown ?/

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