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Restart remote machine using command prompt

We can restart a remote machine if you are domain administrator.

Consider a scenario Machine 1 & Machine 2 are part of Domain “XYZ.com”.

Assume “Machine 1” hanged and not even letting you to Shut down or Restart.

So to restart the machine 1,

Login as administrator to “Machine 2”

  • Open Command Prompt
  • Type shutdown /I and click Enter
Command Shutdown

Command Shutdown

  • It opens a window as below, click Add, type in the name of the remote device (i.e., Name of Machine 1), and hit OK
Remote Shutdown Dialog

Remote Shutdown Dialog

  • Choose the option “Restart/Shutdown” and enter comments
  • Click Ok

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