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Cant access my Windows dedicated server

Cant access my Windows dedicated server

Cant access my Windows dedicated server

I can't login to my Windows 2008 R2 dedicated server through RDP, all services are down (websites, etc.) and I just want to restart the box, strangely, FTP is working, any ideas how to restart the server?

Don't have a "lights out" facility and the data-center guys are probably only going to look at my request tomorrow.

Tried to invoke the shutdown.exe command to remote computer and its not working either. I assume that after restart all services will be up and running again + RDP access. Any hints?


RE: Cant access my Windows dedicated server

You could try invoking shutdown -r with PowerShell.

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RE: Cant access my Windows dedicated server

Ok, no one at the datacenter looked at my request over night but the server has now been restarted and all is fine again, strange. So there was some down time which is unfortunate but in my quest for a fix I found this tool which allows you to restart a remote computer via FTP, if only I had it installed, its called filereboot and it works really well just tried on several machines. Just my 2 cents, maybe it helps somebody in the future.

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