How to shutdown your computer when using Remote Desktop Connection

When you are connected to a Windows computer through RDP (Remote Desktop Connection), you will find that there is no shutdown link in the Start menu to turn of the computer you are connected too.

However, you can shutdown the computer by opening command prompt and type:

  • shutdown /s
The remote computer will soon shutdown and you’ll be disconnected from your remote session. To abort the shutdown, type shutdown /a
For more information on Shutdown commands, type shutdown /?

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