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How to restart a PC whilst remote desk topped to it

Zac
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when i RDP into my pc i need to be able to restart remotly also. but when i click on start button the only options are log off or disconnect - not shut down.
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It seems that you dont have permissions to restart or shutdown.
Best remote control solution is NetOp. It is commercial, but you have trial version on their site. I suggest you try it before you venture deeper into microsoft fuzzy way of remote control view :)
Andrew DavisManager

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RDP is great. try going in with the console switch Start > Run > mstsc /console
This will make the server treat you as though you are logged on at the console.
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Click on "Start",then "Windows Security" button (the one with the Padlock), that should include the shutdown option, or open up the taskmanager which also has the shutdown option.

If you don't have those options in those two ways, then it is disabled with a group policy.
Shanmuga SundaramDirector of Software Engineering
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Hi
To shut down the remote pc, Click on start -> run in the remote pc

then type "cmd" in remote pc

Now in the command prompt of remote PC type as given below to restart

shutdown -r    

If you want to shutdown the remote PC then type as

shutdown

For further details type shutdown/? in the command prompt of the remote pc.

Hope this helps

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D.Shanmuga Sundaram.



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brwwigginsIT Manager

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I use the method Robwill mentioned. The "ctrl+alt+end" is like pressing ctrl+alt+delete on the local PC
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Thanks bede123.
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Zac

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thanks Rob, sorry i meant to write that before, instead of just accepting the answer.


the ctrl,alt,end option was the one i was looking for. thanks
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No problem. Very welcome.
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