Can you reboot a 2008 R2 server into safe mode while connected remotely?

I need to reboot a server in safe mode and still be able to connect remotely to it after it reboots. it is a 2008 R2 Citrix server

How?



Try using Safe Mode with Networking.

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_xp-networking/trying-to-use-remote-desktop-to-connect-to-a/16863a8f-f6e3-43d9-91f8-6c8fb9a1d077

Or you can potentially use remote client software (e.g. - Teamviewer)

-saige-



Try using Safe Mode with Networking.

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_xp-networking/trying-to-use-remote-desktop-to-connect-to-a/16863a8f-f6e3-43d9-91f8-6c8fb9a1d077

Or you can potentially use remote client software (e.g. - Teamviewer)

-saige-



Sounds like you really want a virtual console. Is it a virtual server or a standalone server?

For a standalone server, something like ILO (HP) or DRAC (Dell) offers the ability to see and interact with the console over the network - regardless of what state the OS is in.



It is a Dell with IDRAC. What I'm trying to accomplish is I have to uninstall ESET and because it didn't work in normal mode, their support said to reboot it in safe mode and then uninstall.

So remotely, how would I boot it in safe mode and then use IDRAC to uninstall the software?



Not certain on the DRAC (assuming it works the same as an iLO), but you would have a network cable connected to the DRAC with an IP address assigned (statically or via DHCP). You would then open a web browser to the IP address (with iLO you don't need a specific port but you may with DRAC). Once connected you should get a menu that allows you to select remote control (with iLO you have to have an advanced license to use the remote control functionality).

-saige-



Sorry, I didn't clarify. I know how to access it with the IDRAC. Do you know the command line to reboot it in safe mode?

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