Saturday, October 13, 2012

How to shutdown, or reboot, a remote Windows Machine

Need to shutdown a remote machine?  The fastest easiest way is to use the Shutdown command from a command prompt to open up the shutdown dialog. 

Use the /i switch to do so:
When you hit enter the Shutdown dialog will pop open.  Enter in one or more remote machines to shutdown or reboot, select the additional options, and then click ok:

It is also possible to run these same commands through a bat file or or command prompt without the need for the user interface.  Reference an earlier article I wrote about Shutting Down a Local Machine, or reference the Technet articles below.



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