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

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23 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.

  6. mike says:

    ty killing the winlogon worked

  7. Davoud :-

    Worked for me, as well.

    Was so frustrated and was dreading having to call our Data Center Operations to see if they have access to ILO; or something of the sorts.

    Command Syntax that worked is :-

    pskill \\[Computer-Name] winlogon

    pskill \\[Computer-Name] TrustedInstaller

    Thanks so very much for sharing. It is truly a Godsend.


    Daniel Adeniji

  8. Ernie says:

    Saved my bacon at 11:40PM. Thanks!

  9. Chris M says:

    issued “pskill \\ComputerName winlogon” … ping on the machine was still active…
    issued “pskill \\Computer-Name TrustedInstaller” … now the ping was interrupted, then finally executed my “shutdown /r” command and booted up like a charm.


  10. Tayfun Deger says:

    Thanks for sharing, good article.

  11. Aamir Rehman says:

    I tried all the above mentioned comments and everything still system was not restarting, alittle more searching leads me to this and it worked

    taskkill /s \\hyper1vm6 /U administrator /P password /im lsass.exe
    >>> Causes a panic and the operating system HAS to restart

    Ref: https://iga1976.wordpress.com/2017/10/23/how-to-force-restart-the-machine-when-you-get-a-system-shutdown-is-in-progress-1115/

  12. علیرضا says:

    دمت گرم
    مشکل من با
    pskill \\Computer-Name TrustedInstaller
    حل شد
    موفق باشی

  13. PW says:

    Great soluton,
    pskill \\[Computer-Name] TrustedInstaller worked for me.

    Thank you!

  14. Outstanding article! I want people to know just how good this information is in your article. Your views are much like my own concerning this subject. I will visit daily your blog because I know. It may be very beneficial for me.

  15. Daniel says:

    great, it worked fine!

  16. Paulo Cruz says:

    Pskill winlogon deu certo. Valeu

  17. fong pen says:

    Thanks for sharing and all these works for me 🙂

    pskill \\Computer-Name winlogon
    pskill \\Computer-Name TrustedInstaller
    psshutdown.exe \\Computer-Name -r -f -t 1
    taskkill /s \\Computer-Name /im lsass.exe

  18. Iplsiekex says:

    Cool, I’ve been looking for this one for a long time

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