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I have Teamviewer installed on the target machine as a service so it can work unattended. I was using it just fine and then suddenly I got kicked from the session. Now when I try to reconnect a session it says "This session is finished."

Is there anyway that I can get Teamviewer to restart the machine without having to actually log in?

Tried other methods like CMD shutdown -r -f -m \\my.ip. I'm open to any other suggestions. I do have remote access to my router if that can help me at all.

Is it possible to send a restart packet in the same way that WOL sends a startup packet?

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You can use Teamviewer to VPN to the remote computer. From here you can use the shutdown -r command specifying the IP address of the remote machine specified in the Teamviewer VPN window.

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It seems I can't make a VPN connection from my computer. I assume it's blocked at work. I made a VPN connection from my phone using the built in Asus VPN of my router. Any suggestions how to reboot from that? – Vian Esterhuizen Oct 9 '12 at 18:00
Use Teamviewer or RDP app from your phone, buy you will need to log in to remote computer. – Mike Oct 9 '12 at 18:26
Logging in is not possible. Gives me the same error. – Vian Esterhuizen Oct 9 '12 at 18:40
Tethering your work PC to your phone and running the shutdown command for the remote pc may work. – Mike Oct 9 '12 at 19:01
While it won't help you now, you could set up outlook to run on the remote computer with a rule to run a program on receiving a certain type of email i.e. from your email address with subject = "Shutdown PC" which runs a .bat file containing 'shutdown -r -f -t 0' – Mike Oct 9 '12 at 19:09

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