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Some methods for rebooting a computer remotely will cause a message to be displayed on that machine's console. That message can sometimes be disabled.

Is there a way to suppress the dialog box when remotely rebooting a Windows XP machine?

It depends on how you perform the reboot. If you use Remote Desktop to connect to the machine and shut it down via the menu or Task Manager's shutdown menu I believe there's no message box. The Windows Shutdown tool presents a message, if I'm not mistaken, when using it remotely. I believe that SysInternals psshutdown will allow you to control whether or not a dialog is shown.

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Leo Leo A. Notenboom has been playing with computers since he was required to take a programming class in 1976. An 18 year career as a programmer at Microsoft soon followed. After "retiring" in 2001, Leo started Ask Leo! in 2003 as a place for answers to common computer and technical questions. More about Leo.

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