Cancel Pending Restart or Shutdown

The Cancel Pending Restart or Shutdown tool aborts any pending restarts or shutdowns on a remote device. This tool runs shutdown.exe /a on the device.

This action can be run on single and multi-selected devices, or with a similar tool designed for device collections.

This tool cancels imminent restarts and shutdowns. It will not clear restart/shutdown tasks in the Task Scheduler.

To run the tool:

1. In your Configuration Manager console, right-click on a device.

2. Click Right Click Tools > Console Tools > Cancel Pending Restart or Shutdown.

Recast Permissions


Microsoft Permissions

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