Friday, 30 March 2007

Shutdown/Restart a remote machine with remote desktop

This is quite tough to do when the remote machine is running Vista - so here's how I do it.

Open up a command prompt (type in cmd into the run box in xp or the search box in vista) and type the following

Restart: "Shutdown /r"
Shut Down: "Shutdown /s"




Anonymous said...

Exactly what I was looking for, thanks.

Anonymous said...

just press Alt+F4 on the desktop and it will open the options dialog, to restart/shutdown

Unknown said...

Maikel that is very true (but only if you have the desktop highlighted!)

Good tip, thankyou:)

Unknown said...


thank you for this info. I've been trying everything else and then tried the alt F4 and it worked like a charm. thank you so much