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Shutdown/reboot on a remote desktop

So, you need to reboot your remote desktop computer from work or some other place, and all that startmenu’s got for you is a damn Logout button. What do you do?

Well it’s actually quite simple.

Open up cmd.exe from the startmenu or via the run command.

Use the following commands to reboot or shut down:

  • Shutdown: “shutdown -f”
  • Reboot: “shutdown -r -f”

1 comment

  1. Mark says:

    Pressing cntrl + alt + end buttons simultaneously while connected via an rdp session displays the normal windows menu for shutdown, restart, etc also.

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