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I'm using Windows 8 CP, the latest one. No Start button, well, okay. But I can't find the way to shutdown it through Remote Desktop Connection. Anyone succeeded? Or do I have to use a command/shell script?

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The same way as you would shut it down locally. – Tom Wijsman Mar 4 '12 at 2:17
up vote 14 down vote accepted

To normally shut down:

Shutdown -s

For restarting:

Shutdown -r
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Press Alt+F4 on empty Desktop.

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I took the opportunity to kill two birds with one stone.

a) Create my own Shutdown Button (tile)

b) Learn how to create Windows 8 tiles on the desktop.

It was tricky, but satisfying.

http://www.computerperformance.co.uk/win8/windows8-shutdown-command.htm

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On a Mac using Cord instead of RDC, you can hit Alt+Fn+F4 at the same time to bring up the shutdown/restart option window when on the desktop.

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