MassReboot: How to Reboot Windows Networked Computers Remotely

I normally reboot networked computers by remotely running the Windows’ ShutDown program using Microsoft’s PsExec program.
How to use PsExec Syntax to remotely reboot a computer: (NOTE: If required, enter the local administrator’s password.)
REQUIRES SYSINTERNAL’S DOWNLOAD: psexec \fileservername -u administrator -i -d -s c:windowssystem32shutdown.exe -r -t 0
- or -
RUNS FROM SYSINTERNAL WEBSITE: \live.sysinternals.comtoolspsexec \fileservername -u administrator -i -d -s c:windowssystem32shutdown.exe -r -t 0
MASS-REBOOT:  A new stand-alone "network reboot" utility from CodePlex’s Darrell Elmore that makes this process much, easier!
MassReboot allows IT Administrators to remotely reboot and monitors multiple systems at one time, along with the systems’ status.  (NOTE: MassReboot must be launched as "Run as Administrator")
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BLAKE is a Microsoft MVP and award winning programmer with over 20 years experience providing complete Windows and networking support for small to medium sized businesses. BLAKE was also a Personal Technology Coach for residential clients on the Los Angeles West Side. BLAKE now works full-time for a major media company.
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One Response to MassReboot: How to Reboot Windows Networked Computers Remotely

  1. Greg says:

    shutdown.exe -r -m \\computername -t 0 will also do it without any need for psexec (though psexec is fun to use ;)

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