How to restart Windows Server 2003 remote from command prompt?

If it happens that your Windows Server 2003 is stuck and/or you don’t have access to remote desktop connections to access it, you can restart the server remote, from another Windows server, via command prompt:

Shutdown /m \\computername /r /c “Remote Restart” /t 45

where: t 45 , is amount of seconds to wait before restart
c “Remote Restart” is the reason (it will be logged)

One thought on “How to restart Windows Server 2003 remote from command prompt?

  1. Bogdan Florin

    The computer is processing another action and thus cannot be shut down. Wait until the computer has finished its action, and then try again.(21)

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