How to restart Windows Server 2003 remote from command prompt? | Softescu | Full Service Digital Agency for Drupal & Mobile in Romania

If it happens that your Windows Server 2003 is stuck and/or you don’t have access to remote desktop connections to access it, you can restart the server remote, from another Windows server, via command prompt:

Shutdown /m \\computername /r /c “Remote Restart” /t 45

where: t 45 , is amount of seconds to wait before restart
c “Remote Restart” is the reason (it will be logged)

This is relevant for …

Windows Server


The computer is processing another action and thus cannot be shut down. Wait until the computer has finished its action, and then try again.(21)

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