A system shutdown is in progress.(1115)

When you are working on a remote computer and you want shutdown it or you want to shut down it remotely. May be you face with this error when you are trying run shutdown command:

A system shutdown is in progress.(1115)

First, you need to try to stopping winlogon.exe process remotely, you can use PSKILL tool to kill the process and allow the computer to continue shutdown process.

pskill \Computer-Name winlogon

Sometimes, the issue is related to “Windows Modules Installer” service. When you open services.msc, the service is in stopping status.

You can run the below command:

pskill \Computer-Name TrustedInstaller

I hope, this post help you to resolve same issues on your servers or remote computers.

Davoud Teimouri

Davoud Teimouri is as a professional blogger, vExpert 2015/2016/2017/2018/2019, VCA, MCITP. This blog is started with simple posts and now, it has large following readers.

6 Responses

  1. Alex says:

    pskill \\ComputerName winlogon solved my issue. Thanks.

  2. andrea says:

    pskill \\ComputerName winlogon worked for me too, saved the day, thanks a lot

  3. Matt Tatum says:

    Another option – if pskill winlogon doesn’t work, this might work:

    .\psshutdown.exe \\ComputerName -r -f -t 1

    For some reason I couldn’t shut down a server with PsKill or PSExec (kept getting 1115 A system shutdown is in progress), but PsShutdown finally got it restarted.

  4. Test says:

    Thanks for this solutions

  5. Josh says:

    A godsend. Thank you.

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