I want to remote restart a computer with the administrator account user and password provided.

  1. Can this be done from command line ?
    like so : shutdown \m pcName \r
  2. If not can you please provide a way which was tested.

I've tried : solution 1 and solution2

1 Answer 1


I use Sysinternals psexec

psexec \\targethost cmd

will open a command prompt to the remote system. then just issue a shutdown command like 'shutdown \m'

Here is the syntax guide for psexec: http://ss64.com/nt/psexec.html

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