Here’s a quick and easy way to reboot a server or computer remotely. No extra steps needed.
- Log into a computer as an admin. By default, the command will use your credentials on the remote side.
- Open up an elevated (Run As Administrator) command prompt.
- Run the following command. Note that you can use the computer name or the IP Address if you know it: shutdown /m \\computer-name /r /f
The /m switch means you’re trying to connect to a server that’s somewhere else. The /r switch is for reboot (leave this switch out if you just want to shut the machine down). Finally, the /f is to force shutdown any programs that may be prompting you for something that you can’t see.