Restart Windows 10 over remote desktop

I was so confused, few month ago when I first tried Windows 10. I was connected over remote desktop to my test machine and I had to restart Windows…and there was no such option.

Lock, disconnect…everything but restart option. Should it be so complicated? This is whole different story. Let`s stick to the problem.

There is two separate ways to restart Windows 10 when you are connected over remote desktop. First if you are more GUI type, just select combination Ctrl + F4 and you will receive prompt (Slide 1.).

Restart Windows 10 over remote desktop

Slide 2.

On drop-down menu select Restart option. Then select OK and your PC will be restarted in less then a minute (Slide 2).

Restart Windows 10 over remote desktop

Slide 2.

Second way to do this job over remote desktop is to use command line interface. Start Command Prompt by selecting Run box ant typing cmd. Then type shutdown.exe -r and hit enter button. Same as over GUI your PC will be restarted in less then a minute.

There is some other options you can add, such as restart delay or forcing application to stop, but we will write about that on some other occasion. Also, I never tried, but I think that both options will work with Windows 8.

If you know some other way, you are welcome to comment.

I hope this tutorial was informative to you and thank you for visiting this website.

 

Dejan Dzodan

Dejan Dzodan

IT professional for more then 15 years, mostly in financial institutions but with experience in ISP and retail. Proven in networking and overall infrastructure projects. Cisco instructor.

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