Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

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.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jan 2010   #2


Cool, I didn't know that
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jan 2010   #3


open a command promt
C:>shutdown -r -t 0 will do the trick also
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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???
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 RDP how to reboot remote computer - little tip

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Remote Desktop from workgroup computer to domain computer
I am having trouble establishing how to make a remote desktop connection using RDP from my home computer which is on a workgroup to my work laptop which is on a domain. I work from home occasionally and would like to be able to use RDP in order to use my keyboard mouse and monitor without buying a...
Network & Sharing
Identifying remote computer for Remote Desktop Connection
Remote Desktop Connection wants the IP or name of the remote computer to connect to. But suppose the remote computer is behind a router. The router has one WAN IP, say, which will be the same for all the computers connected off of that router, (when you google "my ip" from any of...
Network & Sharing
Remote features not working -remote desktop, WMC, iTunes remote, etc.
OS: Win8 64bit (My desktop is Win8, my laptop is Win7. We're dealing with the desktop here.) Where I am: university network, but these features seem to be working with my laptop. Things I've checked: allowing services through Windows Firewall (Bonjour, WMC services, etc.) Allowing remote...
Network & Sharing
My computer won't reboot
I was uninstalling a couple of programs I didn't want cluttering up my computer. Well the computer decided to reboot and is now stuck on the very first screen: AI Lifestyle P5K/EPU Press DEL to run setup, press tab to display BIOS POST message I've rebooted 10 times and it won't go...
General Discussion
Remote Desktop Client 6.1 Cannot connect to remote computer
We have several remote systems that can all connect fine. I am having an issue with one box. It is a windows 7 home premium machine with netgear wireless nic. When I open mstsc to connect to a remote machine I put in the ip address and click on connect. I receive an immediate failure with the...
Network & Sharing
Hole in Windows Vista and 7 allows remote reboot

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:45.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App