A system shutdown is in progress.(1115)

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. 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!

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  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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