This article will tell you how to remotely shutdown or restart a Windows 10/8/7 PC using the Remote Shutdown Dialog box or command line. Using the Remote Shutdown Dialog box and the shutdown options available in Windows 10/8/7, you can remote shutdown, restart or log off local or networked computers, quite easily.
How to Remote Shutdown Windows 10
To open the Remote Shutdown Dialog box, open a command prompt, type shutdown -i and hit Enter.
Remote Shutdown Command
In the window which opens, click Add. This will let you add the name of the computer that you want to remote-shutdown. You can find the name of the PC by right-clicking Computer and selecting Properties. As an example, I have used his-pc and her-pc. Alternatively, you can also use the browse button to look for other PC’s on your network.
Next select the command. I have selected Shutdown and allowed for a 60 seconds time span before shutdown commences. You can also give a message, which will be displayed before shutdown commences.
Once done, click OK.
You can also document the reason for an unexpected restart or shutdown of a remote computer without logging on locally to that computer.
Do note that:
- To send commands to other PC’s you will have to have administrative privileges on those computers as well
- For Shutdown Event Tracker to be able to record information, the Remote Registry service must be enabled on the remote computer
- The Remote Administration and Windows Management Instrumentation firewall exceptions must be enabled on the remote computer.
To learn how to restart or shut down a remote computer and document the reason using the command line visit docs.microsoft.com.