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. Normally, restarting a Windows computer on campus will result in someone needing to physically be at the computer to enter the Bitlocker PIN, however with this process you can avoid that as long as you have administrative rights on the machine.
Before proceeding: you must have administrative rights on the computer you're remotely connected to (the computer on campus). If you're not an admin on the machine, you will not be able to suspend Bitlocker encryption and restart.