FAQ-1302
Windows shutdown

COMM ONE FAQ-1302
How to Shutdown or Restart a PC using Remote Desktop

 

SHUTDOWN / RESTART PC USING REMOTE DESKTOP
When you are using Windows Remote Desktop to access a remote computer, the normal dialogs and options to restart or shutdown the computer are unavailable.  However, there is a way to restart a remote PC from Remote Desktop using the command line

 

TO SHUTDOWN REMOTE PC

  1. Click on Start then RUN (On the remote desktop)

  2. Type cmd and press ENTER to go to the command prompt

  3. At the command line type:   shutdown 

  4. Then press return

 

TO RESTART REMOTE PC

  1. Click on Start then RUN (On the remote desktop)

  2. Type cmd and press ENTER to go to the command prompt

  3. At the command line type:  shutdown /r

  4. Then press return

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FAQ-1302 Windows shutdown from a remote machine

Posted: 02/02/2017

Updated: 06/07/2020

Author: Comm One Technical Support