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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
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by:CaffeinatedTech
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sutdown /f /r /t 0

doesn't work?
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by:CaffeinatedTech
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If I could spell shutdown properly :P
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by:jtcomin
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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
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by:jtcomin
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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.
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by:imitchie
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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
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by:imitchie
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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
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CaffeinatedTech earned 125 total points
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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.
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by:jtcomin
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I put them all together and it worked!  Thanks!
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