How to shutdown server from anohter computer

I have a Windows 2003 server which is stuck (6 hours so far) on the message, "Saving you settings." This upon logging off from the server console.  Before doing a Power Off to shut the server down before restarting it, I am wondering if there is a way to activate the shutdown process from a client XP computer on the network. I am able to access the server through Computer Management from a client computer and see the list of running services. However, I do not see any option to shutdown the server.
gbm33Asked:
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Adam BrownSr Solutions ArchitectCommented:
use the shutdown tool in command prompt. For windows XP, the syntax is
shutdown -r -m \\<computer name>
(Note that you have to be an administrative user on the remote machine to do this)
Adam BrownSr Solutions ArchitectCommented:
sorry, those should be /'s not -'s
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pclinuxguruCommented:
if you want a gui
shutdown /i

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cwstad2Commented:
you can also use psshutdown part of the pstools suite. Very useful not just shutdown

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896649
gbm33Author Commented:
acbrown2010: Please combine your two comments for the sake of future questioners.  I intend to accept your answer sharing points with other answerers.
GeodashCommented:
you can add the -f to force it and close any programs running. If you want an immediate shutdown do a -t 00 for no prompt and immediate shutdown. Example

shutdown -s -f -m \\servername -t 00 to shutdown

or

shutdown -r -f -m \\servername -t 00 for reboot
gbm33Author Commented:
All: I am closing the question and spreading the points. The shutdown /i was the best user friendly answer with Geodash's  answer being the clear and complete command.
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