Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Remote reboot over IPC

Rebooting remote systems can normally be done using ' shutdown /i ' however this runs in your locally logged in user context.

So what if you want to use a username and password that is not understood by your local system. I came across that issue today and the solution is quite simple ... but you have to know it can be done.

first establish a IPC connection to the target system

NET USE \\<TargetSystemIP/Name>\IPC$ <UserPassword> /USER:<Domain>\<UserName>

then issue the reboot command via that

shutdown /r /t 3 /c " <comment for reboot> " /m \\<TargetSystemIP/Name>

wait a moment and the target system will reboot

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