Console Tools on Collection: Cancel Pending Restart or Shutdown

Runs shutdown.exe /a on the remote machine, aborting any shutdowns currently in progress.

How it does it?

This tool cancels any pending restarts or shutdowns by running shutdown /a on the remote device.

Navigation

Navigate to the Cancel Pending Restart or Shutdown Tool by right clicking on a Device Collection, selecting Recast RCT > Console Tools on Collection> Cancel Pending Restart or Shutdown:

Cancel Pending Restart or Shutdown Navigation

Screenshot

When the action is run, the following dialog box will open:

Cancel Pending Restart or Shutdown ScreenShot

Recast Permissions

SystemInformationCancelShutdown

Microsoft Permissions

  • This action requires local administrator permissions on the remote devices. If using a Recast Server with service account, the service account will need local administrator permissions on the remote devices. This tool uses remote WMI.

This will only cancel shutdowns / restarts that are imminent. It will not clear shutdown / restart tasks in task scheduler.