MS Windows - Force remote computer to restart

By xngo on May 3, 2020

shutdown /m \\computername /r /f /t 0
  • /m \\computername: Specify the target computer.
  • /r: Full shutdown and restart the computer.
  • /f: Force running applications to close without forewarning users.
  • /t xxx: Set the time-out period before shutdown to xxx seconds.

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