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Shutdown or Restart Your Windows Home Server from the Console

There might be times when you need to shutdown or restart your home server for a variety of reasons. If you’re new to WHS you may not know it can be done from the Console without having to hook up a monitor and keyboard to the server itself.

Open up Windows Home Server Console from a machine on your network and click on Settings. Then click the Shut Down button.

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The Shut Down screen appears and the rest of the console fades in the background. Now you can shutdown or Restart the server.

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A message pops up indicating your connection has been lost, and you’ll be able to reconnect after it starts back up.

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Windows Home Server is designed so you can accomplish pretty much everything from the Home Server Console, including a Shutdown or Restart.

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  • Published 02/16/10

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