Force reboot

What is the command to force reboot a machine or server at another location? I used to have a batch file I could run but cant find it. Thanks
Thomas NSystems Analyst - Windows System AdministratorAsked:
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shutdown -r -f -t 0

-r (reboot)
-f (force)
-t (time in seconds til shutdown)
shutdown -r -m -y  \\hostname or IP

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shutdown -m \\computername -s -t XX

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Usage: shutdown [-i | -l | -s | -r | -a] [-f] [-m \\computername] [-t xx] [-c "c
omment"] [-d up:xx:yy]

        No args                 Display this message (same as -?)
        -i                      Display GUI interface, must be the first option
        -l                      Log off (cannot be used with -m option)
        -s                      Shutdown the computer
        -r                      Shutdown and restart the computer
        -a                      Abort a system shutdown
        -m \\computername       Remote computer to shutdown/restart/abort
        -t xx                   Set timeout for shutdown to xx seconds
        -c "comment"            Shutdown comment (maximum of 127 characters)
        -f                      Forces running applications to close without war
        -d [u][p]:xx:yy         The reason code for the shutdown
                                u is the user code
                                p is a planned shutdown code
                                xx is the major reason code (positive integer le
ss than 256)
                                yy is the minor reason code (positive integer le
ss than 65536)

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Thomas NSystems Analyst - Windows System AdministratorAuthor Commented:
Does it use the login names authentication? What if I wanted to use another name. Thanks
Thomas NSystems Analyst - Windows System AdministratorAuthor Commented:
I tried this command and it did not restart the computer. C:\WINDOWS\system32\shutdown.exe -r -m \\computername -s -t 5    Is there something I am missing?
Do a plain and simple shutdown -i and you can do everything you need to from a simple GUI interface
You can't use -s and is for shutdown, the other is reboot.  And yes, it does use your current credentials to perform the task.

C:\WINDOWS\system32\shutdown.exe -r -f -m \\computername -t 5


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