Solved

Force Restart

Posted on 2007-11-22
8
4,093 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-21
I am trying to restart the server remotely using the command window.  shutdown /f only logs out the user and does not restart the server
0
Comment
Question by:jtcomin
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 3
  • 2
8 Comments
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:CaffeinatedTech
ID: 20337102
sutdown /f /r /t 0

doesn't work?
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:CaffeinatedTech
ID: 20337104
If I could spell shutdown properly :P
0
 

Author Comment

by:jtcomin
ID: 20337148
shutdown /r - I get the error message that the machine is locked and I need to force a restart
shutdown /f - only logs me out and does not restart the server
shutdown /t 0 - nothing happens
0
NFR key for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365

Veeam is happy to provide a free NFR license (for 1 year, up to 10 users). This license allows for the non‑production use of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 in your home lab without any feature limitations.

 

Author Comment

by:jtcomin
ID: 20337157
I searched and found the command to do it before but I never wrote it down and I have spend a couple of hours trying to find it again with no luck.
0
 
LVL 25

Expert Comment

by:imitchie
ID: 20337162
try shutdown /?
it tells you that

No args    Display help. This is the same as typing /?
/f         Force running applications to close without forewarning users

so you've just logged everyone off and killed running applications. without actually shutting down
0
 
LVL 25

Expert Comment

by:imitchie
ID: 20337168
i thought you had it. anyway these are the two that you need from the help

/f         Force running applications to close without forewarning users
/s         Shutdown the computer

/r         Shutdown and restart the computer
0
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
CaffeinatedTech earned 125 total points
ID: 20337185
Yeah all of the arguments into the one command like in my first post

shutdown /f /r /t 0

This will force a restart immediately.  The 0 is the countdown timer if you want to warn users, you can set it to like 500, all users will get a warning box with a countdown.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:jtcomin
ID: 31410624
I put them all together and it worked!  Thanks!
0

Featured Post

Resolve Critical IT Incidents Fast

If your data, services or processes become compromised, your organization can suffer damage in just minutes and how fast you communicate during a major IT incident is everything. Learn how to immediately identify incidents & best practices to resolve them quickly and effectively.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This is my 3rd article on SCCM in recent weeks, the 1st (http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/Windows_Server_2008/A_4466-A-beginners-guide-to-installing-SCCM2007-on-Windows-2008-R2-Server.html) dealing with installat…
Remote Apps is a feature in server 2008 which allows users to run applications off Remote Desktop Servers without having to log into them to run the applications.  The user can either have a desktop shortcut installed or go through the web portal to…
Nobody understands Phishing better than an anti-spam company. That’s why we are providing Phishing Awareness Training to our customers. According to a report by Verizon, only 3% of targeted users report malicious emails to management. With compan…

739 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question