Working remotely: restarting your Windows computer
This article will demonstrate how Rice faculty, staff, and graduate students who are using VPN and Remote Desktop to login to a campus computer can restart that computer remotely. Normally, restarting a Windows computer on campus requires someone to physically be at the computer to enter the Bitlocker PIN. However with this process you can enter it remotely as long as you have administrative rights on the machine.
Before proceeding: You must have administrative rights on the campus computer that you are remotely connected to; otherwise, you will not be able to suspend Bitlocker encryption and restart.