Restart Windows Server using Command Prompt

In some cases if we don’t have GUI access for Windows systems, Then we can restart remote server using command line. This article will help you to reboot remote Windows Server using  Command prompt.

Following are the various examples of shutdown command:

To restart local system

c:/> shutdown /r

To Restart local system with forcefully close running applications

c:/> shutdown /r /f

Restart remote system by specifying system hostname with

c:/> shutdown /r /f /m \\REMOTE-PC

To Add a comment as reason of rebooting system

c:/> shutdown /r /f /m \\REMOTE-PC /c "After updating some software"