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Monday, January 1, 2018

Restart or Shutdown A Windows Computer Remotely | Shutdown Event Tracker

Are you an admin of a computer network, and you want to shutdown or restart a certain computer in the network remotely from your own admin pc? Is something like that really possible? YES, is the answer. And am going to show you how to accomplish this in just a few minutes, so read on.

Before you can successfully restart or shutdown a computer using Windows OS remotely though, you need to activate two things in that computer. These are:
  • The Remote Registry Service
  • Windows Management Instrumentation Firewall Exception.
without you activating these two things first, the computer you want to restart or shutdown will not receive your command remotely. So let's first of all talk about how to activate those service in the Windows computer you want to restart or shutdown.

The Remote Registry Service
 The following steps will guide you through the process of activating it.
  1. Open the Run dialog box and type in services.msc and then click the  Enter button.
    To open the Run dialog box, press the Windows + R keys in your keyboard.

  2. When the Service windows displays, scroll down to the R section and double-click on Remote Registry.

  3. In the Startup type option box in the next dialog box that will open select Automatic. Then click the OK button to apply.
The Windows Management Instrumentation Firewall Exception
The following steps will guide you through the activation process.
  1. Search for Windows Firewall from the search feature in the Windows start menu.
    Then click on the Windows Firewall Control Panel result.

  2. Once it has open, click on the Allow an app or feature through Windows Firewall option, which is on the left section of the Windows Firewall screen.
  3. On the next screen which is the Allowed apps screen, click on the Change settings button.
  4. Now scroll down to W section and check the box before Windows Management Instrumentation. Also check either or both the Public or Private box so that this option will be available when the computer is connected to either a Public or Private network.
    Then click the OK button to apply.
Note though that before you can enable these two service on the computer you want to shutdown or restart remotely, you need to be logged into the computer as an administrator.

Now that you have activated those two services, it time to go back to your own computer, and try to restart or shutdown the other machine remotely.
The steps below will guide you through the process of using Command Prompt to achieve this.

  1. Open Command Prompt.
    To do that, open the Run dialog box, type in CMD and then hit the  Enter button.

  2. When the Command Prompt opens, type in shutdown /i and then hit the  Enter button.

  3. When the Remote Shutdown Dialog box opens, click on the Add... button in the Computer section to add the computer you want to remotely shutdown/restart. If you do not know the computer's name, then click the Browse... button to open the find computer dialog box.
    To learn how to locate the name of a computer in Windows 10, click >>> HERE <<<

  4. After you have specify which computer in the network you want to act on, select what you want the computer to do in the What do you want these computers to do option box.

  5. Next, in the Shutdown Event Tracker, select the option that best describe why you want to shutdown or restart the system. If yo choose Others, then you will be required to add a comment before you can click the OK button so as to apply the command.
That's it. You have now known how to shutdown or restart a computer running Windows OS remotely. Thumbs up.

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