If you need to reboot or shut down a Windows server, but, you can't get to the Start Menu for some reason, stay tuned. During this episode of TR Dojo, I show you eight backdoor methods for rebooting or shutting down a Windows Server.
For those who prefer text to video, you can click the Transcript link that appears below the video player window or check out Rick Vanover's original article.
The following are links to the resources I mentioned in the video:
- How To Use the Remote Shutdown Tool to Shut Down and Restart a Computer in Windows 2000
- HP Integrated Lights-Out (iLO) Advanced
- Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC)
- Microsoft System Center
- Symantec Altiris
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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the social research and energy industries. He has bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Louisville, where he has also lectured on computer crime and crime prevention.