Shutdown or Restart remote computer using command prompt

If you are connected to a remote Windows PC or computer, you don’t see sleep or shutdown or restart options on Windows Start  -> Power button. You can see only Disconnect or sign out/logoff options. So you can’t restart the remote PC directly like you do on your computer.

But you can RESTART/SHUT DOWN the remote computer with simple commands using Command Prompt.

  1. Goto START -> RUN -> type CMD and press ENTER. Command prompt opens up.
  2. To SHUT DOWN the remote PC, type below command and ENTER

Command: shutdown -s -t 0

command prompt image showing command to shutdown remote PC

3. To RESTART/REBOOT the remote PC, type below command and ENTER

Command: shutdown -r -t 0

command prompt showing command to restart remote PC