Rebooting a Remote Desktop Computer to Restart It
Provided by: Molly Pell, Technical Project Manager
Remote Desktop Connection is a wonderful Windows feature that lets you connect to a computer
located elsewhere and run it as if you were there. It certainly makes it
easy to help resolve issues on someone else's computer.
The Problem: Can't Restart the Remote
Unfortunately, the remote computerís Start menu only shows options to
Off" and "Disconnect". It does not offer the standard "Shut Down" options: Log off, Shut down, Restart, Stand by, Hibernate.
If you press Ctrl+Alt+Del, the command is captured by the local machine
and not the remote one.
There are several
ways to shut down the remote computer. These 2 methods are the simplest
Solution 1: Select Windows Security
Security" from the remote computerís Start menu:
The security screen appears. What you want is the icon in the lower right:
When you click on it, the standard shutdown options
Solution 2: Run a Command Line
From the remote computerís Start menu, select Run, and run a
command line with optional switches to shut down the computer:
- To shut down, enter:
- To reboot, enter:
- To log off, enter: