Remotely Shutdown or Reboot Computers

Remote Shutdown is simply the process of turning off computers from a remote location. The major area were organizations loose revenue without knowledge will be power expenses. Employees tend to leave their system on during weekends. Unnecessary consumption of power will also affect our environment. At times like this sysadmins can schedule automatic system shutdowns on weekends and off working hours or perform on demand shutdown when necessary.

Certain software updates or configuration changes may require system reboot or restart. What if the admin is not physically present in front of the device? By one click from anywhere with the help of Remote Access Plus, admins can perform remote reboot or remote restart seamlessly.

Shutdown or Restart Remote Computers

Simplified Remote Shutdown & Reboot Software

Shutdown inactive computers

By adopting a policy that remotely shuts down inactive computers, organizations can bring down their operating costs significantly. Windows Remote Shutdown plays a crucial role in broadcasting this message and enabling remote computers to power off.

Robust Capabilities

  1. Get to know the active computers with no active users and turn them down instantly.
  2. Enforce shutdown and let the user understand why you are enforcing system shutdown.
  3. Let the user interact with the shutdown wizard and postpone the process.
  4. Put computer to hibernate, stand-by, Reboot, lock, shutdown or log off. 
  5. Remotely power down computers even in bulk.

How to shutdown remote computer

Cross Platform Support

Remote Shutdown, restart and reboot are supported on Windows, Mac and Linux devices. You can open Remote Access Plus console on a Windows device and remotely perform these operations on a Mac or Linux computer and vice versa. You can also download the mobile app on Android and iOS device and use these remote functionalities.

How to Shutdown or Restart a Remote Computer?

Using Remote Access Plus, users can seamlessly schedule Remote Shutdown on managed computers. Not just shutdown other power options like restart and hibernate can also be scheduled via this tab. Follow the below steps to schedule the remote operation:

Steps to create and schedule shutdown

  • In Remote Access Plus console navigate to Tools -> Remote Shutdown -> Schedule Shutdown.
  • Click on Add Shutdown Task and choose the OS of the devices in which the task has to be initiated.
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  • Task Name: Give an appropriate name for the scheduled task.
  • Operations: Choose an operation that needs to be initiated. The operations available are shutdown, restart, hibernate, log off current user, log off all users, stand by and lock computer. 
  • Incase you choose to schedule shutdown or restart you will be promted with the following options: 
    • Do not disturb if the user has logged-in: Shutdown/restart will not be initiated if the user is logged-in.
    • Allow user to skip/postpone the Operation (Windows and Mac only):
      • Allow user to skip: User can either skip or postpone the scheduled shutdown/restart multiple times.
      • User can postpone the operation up to: Users will be restricted to postpone shutdown/restart only for the specified number of times. If the limit is crossed the system will undergo force shutdown/restart.
        • Time out: Duration within which user can skip or postpone shutdown/restart.
        • Message: Customize a message to be displayed in end users device.

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    • Force Shutdown/Restart: Users permission will not be required. Shutdown/restart will be initiated automatically as scheduled.
      • Time out: Duration within which shutdown/restart will be initiated.
      • Message: Customize a message to be displayed in end users device before shutdown.
  • Define the target computers where remote operation needs to be initiated. Learn more.
  • To schedule the operation to occur automatically, configure the scheduler.
    • Once: Use this option if you want the task to take place only once. Specify a start time and start date.
    • Daily: Use this option if you want the task to take place everyday. Specify whether the task should take place on all days or only on weekdays.
    • Weekly: Use this option if you want the task to take place on a weekly basis. Specify a start time and the required days of the week.
    • Monthly: Use this option if you want the task to take place on a monthly basis. Specify the start time, when you want this task to take place (for example, first Sunday or the day), and months in which you want this task to take place.
  • Click save to deploy the scheduled task. From the next refresh cycle the scheduled task will be initiated.
  • You have successfully created and deployed a task using the Schedule Shutdown tab.

How to log off remotely?

Technicians find it cumbersome to backup data routinely when the system is left logged in. There might even be unsaved files open. First, this will disrupt the backup routine and second, the system might have been left unattended, which unauthorized users can take advantage of. These problems can be solved effortlessly using the Remote Access Plus - Remote Log Off feature that helps technicians in logging off end users.

Remote Shutdown Software


  1. Remotely log off the current user of a particular computer.
  2. Remotely log off all the users in a target computer.

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Remote Access Plus: The best Remote Shutdown & Reboot Software

Remote Access Plus as the name suggests has robust features to remotely troubleshoot enterprise computers. One such unique feature is remote shutdown and reboot.

  • You will have the ability to manage around 25 computers for free of cost and perform remote shutdown operation.
  • Are you frustrated of performing the same task repeatedly? Schedule remote shutdown or reboot automatically without your intervention.
  • Remotely shutdown a Windows computer from Mac or Linux and vice versa.
  • Reduce enterprise power consumption seamlessly.
  • Need to restart a computer away from you? Effortlessly use remote restart available in Remote Access Plus.