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Tried to reboot xp machine remotely but it got stuck, any way to force a reboot via command line?

Hi guys, I'm out of town and was using VPN to work on one of my XP machines back at work. I needed to reboot it but I'm guessing it got stuck at a dialog box when trying to go down. Now I'm stuck not being able to remote into it and unable to drive there to physically complete the reboot. Does anyone know of a way I can force a reboot via command line etc? I'm a domain admin on a Win Xp / Server 2003 domain. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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leakim971PluritechnicianCommented:
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ICaldwellCommented:
Click Start, right click on my computer, click manage...

Right click on Computer Management, Click connect to another machine... type in the name or IP, click OK and wait for it to connect.

Once connected, right click on Computer management, go to properties, click Advanced Tab, Click Settings Tab in the "Startup and recovery" area....  click Shutdown... change the action to restart and change the Force Apps Closed as "Always" to force a reboot...

This works every time for me...
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JReacherAuthor Commented:
@ICaldwell:  When I connect to the machine and go to properties on Computer Management all information on the general tab is blank and it won't let me switch to other tabs. After a few moments I get an error telling me that the RPC server is unavailable. I assume this is because the system is already technically in the process of shutting down? Any ideas?
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ICaldwellCommented:
You are beyond the point where you can communicate with the box remotely, usually RPC is the last to shutdown... You will have to have someone restart this computer in person.... Command prompt solutions also use RPC to connect and they will fail as well...
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JReacherAuthor Commented:
I suspected as much, I also tried Psshutdown with no luck. Looks like that's a ballgame. Thanks for the tips guys I will use that from now on.
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JReacherAuthor Commented:
Didn't work in my situation but would of if I had set it up properly.
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leakim971PluritechnicianCommented:
Thanks for the points!
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