The ability to use a remote reboot function on a network computer should not be underestimated. Essentially, this ability allows you to control basic elements of the computer’s behavior, like rebooting for example, without actually having to be in the same location as it. Some remote systems exist simply to connect together many different machines in one room. Others allow the user to control the computer from across the country or from across the world. Let us begin by considering the reasons why this would be useful to a systems administrator.