Remotely Restart a Computer

To restart a remote computer, use the Restart computer task in the Administration Console.

If you restart a computer, services running on the computer become unavailable. A user who is logged on to the computer may lose unsaved work.
While the computer is restarting, it is in maintenance mode for five minutes. No alerts are generated by the computer. If you restart a server using this task, the restart is logged as unplanned. When you log on to the computer after the restart, the following message appears: "The system has restarted after an unplanned shutdown.”

For more information about monitoring in System Center Essentials, see System Center Essentials Help: On the Management Server, in the System Center Essentials console, press F1.

You must use an account that is in the Domain Admins group to perform this procedure.
To remotely restart a computer
  1. Click Start, click All Programs, click Windows Essential Business Server, and then click Windows Essential Business Server Administration Console.

  2. Click the Computers and Devices tab, click the name of a remote computer, and then in the tasks pane, click Restart computer.

  3. In the Restart ComputerName dialog box, click Yes to confirm that you want to restart the remote computer.