[Answered] while in RDP, how to reboot?

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by xflbret, Jan 14, 2022 at 22:16.

  1. xflbret

    xflbret MDL Novice

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    Hello all,

    I've been googling and googling this. Apparently I can't hit the right search terms, because I keep getting what I don't want.

    In the shop I support, most folks work from home, using RDP and a VPN to access their machine in the office. A handful of them, when trying to restart their office machine from RDP, don't get the shutdown/restart/logoff option. All they get is "disconnect". How in the world can I make it so this end user can reboot on demand?
     

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  2. acer-5100

    acer-5100 MDL Addicted

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    Alt f4

    Or just use classic shell
     
  3. sml156

    sml156 MDL Member

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    Open a command prompt as admin

    Code:
    shutdown /r
     
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  4. JLBENEDICT

    JLBENEDICT MDL Novice

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    From your screenshot you have the "Power" icon. When you click that you "should" have "Sleep", "Shutdown", or "Restart" options pop up, no?. Unless you have some GPO settings locking you down.

    or CMD prompt:
    shutdown /r /t 5 (<- or any other value after the /t switch to give you a delay)

    or PowerShell:
    Restart-Computer -force
     
  5. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    Usually, Shutdown/Reboot won't show during an RDP session, for preventing to lock yourself out. Using shutdown -r or shutdown -s will get around that. But make sure it will come up fine after that.
     
  6. fckgw

    fckgw MDL Novice

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    Control-alt-end shoud bring up the Windows Security screen over RDP. From there (unless forbidden by policy) you should have all the usual options (lock, sign out, change password...) including shutdown and reboot.
     
  7. acer-5100

    acer-5100 MDL Addicted

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    Guys really Alt+F4 is too simple for you?

    No need to resort to other "exotic" methods if not really forced to
     
  8. HPg42User

    HPg42User MDL Novice

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    Group Policy > Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Start Menu and Taskbar > Remove and prevent access to the Shut Down, Restart, Sleep, and Hibernate commands

    You can probably push this policy from your DC, so the user doesn't have to do anything.
     
  9. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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