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Trouble power cycling a remote machine.

  1. #1


    Posts : 219
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit

    Trouble power cycling a remote machine.


    I wonder if anyone else has tried rebooting a Windows 8 machine remotely yet. This is probably not a common occurrence yet, though it someday may be, and it turned out to be quite a debacle. Obviously we all know that in order to reboot a machine, we have to access the charms bar, go to settings and then power, then restart. This turned out to be almost impossible for me to accomplish remotely using ultravnc, as I could only see a small portion of the screen, and the charms kept vanishing from the screen while I was trying to get to settings. Is there another simple way to restart the machine that I am missing, that does not rely on mouse gestures, or 3rd party applications?

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  2. #2


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    Windows 7 & 8 64-bit, Mac OSX 10.8.2


    Would it help to create Shutdown and Restart shortcuts on the Desktop?

    Shutdown: C:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe /s /t 0

    Restart: C:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe /r /t 0
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  3. #3


    Posts : 354
    Windows Server 2012 Standard w/Hyper-V


    Just open a command prompt and type 'shutdown /r /t 0'
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Trouble power cycling a remote machine.
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