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Windows 7: RDP how to reboot remote computer - little tip

23 Jan 2010   #1

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
RDP how to reboot remote computer - little tip

Hi all
not sure if it is commonly known but there is a simple way to re-boot a remote computer when logged on to RDP.

CTRL-ALT-DEL doesn't work of course - bit if you press CTRL-ALT-END in the remote session you get the full re-start menu.

It's not obvious but sometimes when you need to re-boot the remote computer it gets frustrating when you find CTRL-ALT-DEL doesn't work.


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23 Jan 2010   #2


Cool, I didn't know that
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23 Jan 2010   #3


open a command promt
C:>shutdown -r -t 0 will do the trick also
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10 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate
Doesnt work for me


If I RDP to a system older than Windows 7 OS, the CTRL-ALT-END works on the RDP log in screen to bring up the Windows Security window to reboot. But it doesn't work for Windows 7 system!!!!!

I have a Windows 7 Ultimate system that I need to restart remotely from the RDP login screen but I just can't.

I tried everything I found online, shutdown commands, ctrl-alt-end and everything else I could find, nothing helps.

Any ideas???
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10 Feb 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

You can open up the Task Manager and restart it from there. That's what I normally do, even on XP systems because it's just 2 mouse clicks to open up the Task Manager.
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