Rebooting Remote Desktop Systems

A remote desktop system is a business tool that is used by network administrators. It allows them to access other computers in the network and to control them. With this program they can access files and view personal information. It allows technicians to fix problems remotely and employers to access information in an instant.

Technology is great to have – but it can have problems just like any other. When the system is having problems or there is a new update it has to be rebooted. Unlike a local desktop there is no simple button that you are able to push which can take care of this for you.

To restart the system you have to go to the start menu and click on ‘programs’ and than ‘accessories’. When you are inside click on the ‘remote desktop connection’.

Type in the remote computer name and connect to it. When you do this a terminal window should open and ask for the username and password. Enter it in and click ‘ok’. This will log you into the remote machine.

Hold down the ‘ctrl’ key and press down ‘alt’ and ‘end’ at the same time. This will bring up a pop up on the remote computer’s desktop and ask you to shut down or reboot the computer.

Click on ‘reboot’. The terminal window will close itself down. When it is done you will be able to reconnect to it after it reboots to Windows.