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Can i restart a remote PC....

Discussion in 'Networks' started by Boycie, Dec 23, 2005.

  1. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Hi,

    I like to be able to repair some problems for people via RDP when possible. It would be handy to restart the computer for obvious reasons. Can i restart a PC using Remote Desktop Protocol? Because if i can it doesn't advertise the fact :oops:
     
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  2. Jakamoko
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    ALt+F4 mate :)

    I posted similar a while back (and buggered if I'm searching at this time of night). Try it, it works. Nice 8)
     
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  3. Boycie
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    Thanks Gav. Feel kinda silly now, but i did try this once and it didn't work for whatever reason. Tonight, however it worked a treat :thumbleft
     
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  4. Jakamoko
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    Margueritas are on you tonight, Boycey :alc
     
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  5. Pete01

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    I never knew that- shouldn't that kill the RDC window?

    Learn a new thing every day :p
     
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  6. Jakamoko
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    Yup, kills the window but does the job. :)
     
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  7. AJ

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    You can always get a command prompt, type "shutdown /?"

    This will give you all the switches to remotely shut down or restart pc's on the network.
     
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    i'm not certain on this but i think the pc might have to be part of a domain for you to do that, like that you are an admin of every pc on the domain.
    i think, because i was telling my brother how to use that command, he isn't in a domain and got the access denied error. and he was the local admin.
    but with me it worked fine, and i'm in a domain.
    just musing...
     
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  9. Modey

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    You can restart Server 2K3 using an RDC link via the start menu if so required. Just thought I'd add that. :)
     
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  10. The_Geek

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    Two things I didn't see mentioned here.

    The remote pc you are logging into needs to have a static IP and the router for that location needs to have port forwarding set to that internal IP. As long as those two are met you will be able to restart a remote machine.

    I stay logged into my pc here at home from work all day via RDP and when I have to reboot my machine here it works every time.


    PS....dynamic DNS is great!!
     
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  11. Jakamoko
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    Amen to that ! :)

    Get's rid of the need for a static IP you mention above. I have my dynDNS port-forwarded to my server so I can RDP in using my dynDNS name :)
     
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  12. The_Geek

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    Ditto.
     
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  13. Neall

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    While in a remote desktop enviroment, press ctrl+alt+del to bring up the task manager of the local computer.

    And press ctrl+alt+end to bring up the task manager of the remote computer. From there you can restart, shutdown etc.

    Neall
     
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  14. Boycie
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    Thanks for all the input guys. Good point about the static IP otherwise you might re-start and not get reconnected! Saying that most ADSL accounts i see nowadays are on Static's.....
     
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  15. Sandy

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    I had to tick a box on my ISP web page to get a static IP address and they gave me two! Nice people :oops:
     

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