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Remote re-boot

Have been having some problems with a Windows-XP “server”, and needing to re-boot it remotely (using Remote Desktop).

But – can’t simply do “Start”, and then “Shutdown” – as it’s replaced with “Disconnect”.   And IT-admin weren’t able to do so either.

Some quick googl’ing – and found the DOS-based shutdown command :

C:\>shutdown /?

Usage: shutdown [-i | -l | -s | -r | -a] [-f] [-m \\computername] [-t xx] [-c “comment”] [-d up:xx:yy]

No args Display this message (same as -?)
-i Display GUI interface, must be the first option
-l Log off (cannot be used with -m option)
-s Shutdown the computer
-r Shutdown and restart the computer
-a Abort a system shutdown
-m \\computername Remote computer to shutdown/restart/abort
-t xx Set timeout for shutdown to xx seconds
-c “comment” Shutdown comment (maximum of 127 characters)
-f Forces running applications to close without warning
-d [u][p]:xx:yy The reason code for the shutdown
u is the user code
p is a planned shutdown code
xx is the major reason code (positive integer less than 256)
yy is the minor reason code (positive integer less than 65536)

So, just have to do the following :

(1) Start, Run

(2) type >  shutdown -r

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