How to Shutdown or Reboot Remote Computer from Command Line

How to Shutdown or Reboot Remote Computer from Command Line

How to Shutdown or Reboot Remote Computer from Command Line? Normally we can shut down a computer from start menu shutdown icon. If you use remote desktop and same system using to shut down. But If you have a lot of computers, which need to be shut down, then you can do it from a batch file and it’s very helpful. Remember exact command would save a lot of time for system administrators. In this situation, there is a tool called PcShutdown.exe and its developed by SysInternals.com (Now its the part of Microsoft).
This Tool- PsShutdown.exe can be downloaded as part of PS Tools from Go to location – http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897541.aspx

How to Shutdown or Reboot Remote Computer from Command Line

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If you want to shutdown your computer by running the below command-

PsShutdown.exe -u username -p password \\Remotecomputer

If the above command running well, you see a message like below-

Remote computer is scheduled to reboot in 00.00.20.

If you want to shutdown your system to set schedule time, just you need to use -t switch to specify the time in 24 hours format. If you shutdown at 3:30 PM today and your command would be-

PsShutdown.exe -t 15:30 -u username -p password \\Remotecomputer

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How to Restart a Remote computer?

You need to use PsShutdown command for restarting a remote PC. You need to run below command-

PsShutdown.exe -r -u username -p password \\RemoteComputerName

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