How to reboot the Windows 2008 Server remotely RRS feed

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  • Hi

    I have list of Windows Server 2008,Windows Server 2008 R2.I want to reboot the servers from remote location . I mean from any one of these 2008 server. I have rebooted the 2003 servers using Shutdown /r but the same command is not working.I have tried shutdown /g also.

    I have logged in as Local Admin and tried and tried reboot the Server not working

    I have logged in as domain Admin and tried reboot the Server not working

    I tried this also
    runas /user:servername\username "Shutdown /r /f"

    Monday, July 25, 2011 8:53 PM

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  • بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

    Restart or Shut Down a Remote Computer wndows server 2008 and windows 7

    Mohamed Abd Elhamid Abd Elaziz Microsoft System Administrator Abdul Samad Al Qurashi Co.
    • Proposed as answer by Meinolf Weber Monday, July 25, 2011 9:26 PM
    Monday, July 25, 2011 9:24 PM
  • I have tried to give this but it is not working  - (shutdown /r /f /t 00 /m \\hostname

    This is working in Windows Server 2003 but it is not working in Windows Server 2008.

    For windows Server 2008 I have used Shutdown /g also but it is not working.


    Tuesday, July 26, 2011 5:23 PM
  • Hi TamizhEzham,
    Thank you for your post.

    Please perform steps below to troubleshooting:
    1.Ensure you use remote server administrators rights account to run shutdown command
    2.Run command gpedit.msc to open Group Policy: Computer Configuration--Windows Settings--Security Settings--Local Policies--User Rights Assignment--Force shutdown from a remote system, check its value include administrators
    3.Test to Run shutdown /r locally on remote server
    4.Find the system event log about remote shutdown failed, post them to us for analysis 

    If there are more inquiries on this issue, please feel free to let us know.

    Rick Tan
    Wednesday, July 27, 2011 6:32 AM
  • Could you please refer below link.

    Wednesday, July 27, 2011 9:18 AM
  • بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم


    i hope the issue was solved. tell us please

    Mohamed Abd Elhamid Abd Elaziz Microsoft System Administrator Abdul Samad Al Qurashi Co.
    Monday, August 8, 2011 9:57 PM
  • Right-click on command prompt run as administrator then shutdown /r


    Khemarin Set
    • Proposed as answer by khemarin Set Tuesday, August 9, 2011 5:00 AM
    Tuesday, August 9, 2011 4:52 AM
  • NO its notworking

    Thursday, August 18, 2011 7:21 PM
  • Try this with proper credentials: shutdown /r /m \\servername /t 0

    Dan Visan

    • Proposed as answer by Me.Saqib Saturday, April 18, 2015 3:41 AM
    Monday, February 25, 2013 11:07 PM
  • Maybe try psexec.

    Give a search on the web you'll find some usefull information,

    It runs with cmd and you just have to call psexec and write the ip and then pass every command you want.

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013 10:47 AM
  • The way I've done it is to do a NET USE before the shutdown command.


    NET Use \\%client%\IPC$ %clientpwd% /USER:%user%
    shutdown /r /t 2 /m %client% /f
    • Proposed as answer by FHarmignies Thursday, December 10, 2015 6:25 PM
    Thursday, December 10, 2015 6:25 PM