Reboot a Windows node
This program causes an immediate shutdown and reboot on the named node, or on the current machine if the keyword THISNODE is given. You require sufficient privileges on the machine to be shut down in order to successfully complete the shutdown. You can determine (and if authorized, change) who has Shutdown Privilege on the Windows (2000 or above) machine you wish to shut down by going to:
Local Security Policy
User Rights Assignment
Shut down the system...
In an Active Directory environment, additional steps may be needed. See this example
Enable remote shutdown/reboot in Group Policy (AD)
1. Go to the group policy settings for your domain and click Edit.
This should be at whatever level you want to enable remote shutdown/reboots. This example assumes you are applying this to the default domain policy that governs your entire group.
2. Navigate to the Windows Settings/Security Settings/Local Policies/User Rights Assignment and change the “Force shutdown from a remote system” to allow specified users to shutdown or reboot a remote machine.
To reboot Windows Server machines, you may also need to enable the ability to shut down without having logged on to the system. See this example
To reboot the current machine:
To reboot the machine named PROLIANT: