How to Restart a Remote Server Using Command Prompt

Sometimes the servers are remotely located and doesn’t respond, so you need to restart them. We can restart the remote server forcefully, but the user should be a server administrator or a member of the server administration to be able to Launch the command prompt (as an administrator) and run the below command. The user should have administrator permissions on the server.

Command: c:\windows\system32\shutdown /r /f /t 0 /m \\<Server Name> /c “<Description>”

/r Shutdown and restart the computer.
/f Force running applications to close without forewarning users.
/t xxx Set the time-out period before shutdown to xxx seconds.
The valid range is 0-600, with a default of 30.
/m \\computer Specify the target computer.
/c "comment" Comment on the reason for the restart or shutdown.

Once again, you enter the above command and you will get a message that the system shutdown processing...

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