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Trouble power cycling a remote machine.


musiclover7

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#1
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?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit
    CPU
    Processor AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 635 Processor, 2800 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
    Memory
    8gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GTX 460

mgmcc

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#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
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 & 8 64-bit, Mac OSX 10.8.2
    Internet Speed
    60Mbps

Kebero

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#3
Just open a command prompt and type 'shutdown /r /t 0'
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows Server 2012 Standard w/Hyper-V
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP ProBook 4430s
    CPU
    Intel Core i3-2310M
    Memory
    16GB DDR3
    Hard Drives
    80GB Intel 320 SSD
    500GB Samsung Momentus