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Remotely reboot windows machine

This method helps sysadmin to remotely reboot a windows machine that is not responsive to GUI. PSExec command line tool is used to carryout reboot.

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a) Open ‘Command Prompt’


b) Using PSExec to get ‘command line’ access to remote PC.

PSExec \\ -u domain\admin-user -p password cmd

replace ‘domain\admin-user’ with account having administrator privilege on

replace ‘password’ with actual account password


c) Execute this command to reboot

shutdown /r /f /t 1

/r reboot

/f force reboot and do not wait for process to end gracefully

/t timeout of 1 sec

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