How can I find a Windows server's last reboot time, apart from 'net statistics server/workstation'?

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Start -> Run -> cmd.exe

systeminfo | find "System Up Time"

Or for more recent OS versions (see comment):

systeminfo | find "System Boot Time"

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    Works in Windows XP and I would assume Windows Server 2003, but doesn't work on Windows 2008 as it is now "System Boot Time". – steve.lippert Jul 12 '10 at 14:53
  • This only works with English locale, see @user47994 for a language independent solution – ooxi Jul 6 '15 at 8:22
  • "System Boot Time" works for Windows Server 2012 R2 – TheCrazyProgrammer Apr 17 '17 at 17:11
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    systeminfo | find /i "Boot Time" – Gaurav Aug 11 '17 at 6:07
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    And, this works remotely! systeminfo /s servername | ... – David Rogers Aug 14 '17 at 14:58

Filter the System Event Log for Event ID 6009.

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    This is especially nice because if you keep a large enough event log, you will have a history of many previous reboots. – David Jul 12 '10 at 14:48

open up the powershell command and run this to see all your history ... and no UI necessary :-)

get-eventlog System | where-object {$_.EventID -eq "6005"} | sort -desc TimeGenerated

I use the PsInfo utility from Microsoft's Sysinternals package, which will give you output like this:

PsInfo v1.77 - Local and remote system information viewer
Copyright (C) 2001-2009 Mark Russinovich
Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com

System information for \\JEFF-DELL:
Uptime:                    0 days 0 hours 33 minutes 27 seconds
Kernel version:            Microsoft Windows XP, Multiprocessor Free
Product type:              Professional
Product version:           5.1
Service pack:              3
Kernel build number:       2600
Registered organization:
Registered owner:          
IE version:                8.0000
System root:               C:\WINDOWS
Processors:                2
Processor speed:           2.3 GHz
Processor type:            Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     E6550  @
Physical memory:           3316 MB
Video driver:              Live Mesh Remote Desktop Mirror Driver
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    psinfo uptime will display just the uptime. – Dennis Williamson Jul 12 '10 at 15:43

If you are using Server 2008, you can see the system uptime in hours on the "Task Manager" - "Performance" tab. As far as I know, the "net statistics ..." way is the only true way on Windows 2003.

  • nice never knew that was there – NULL.Dude Oct 18 '18 at 19:14

Using a wmi client.

C:\>wmic OS GET CSName,LastBootUpTime
CSName    LastBootUpTime 
SERVER  20101124084714.500000-360

Note: -360 = GMT-6


Last Time the System Booted

My personal favorite is to use WMI and Win32_OperatingSystem properties/methods. Here it is as an easy copy/paste one liner:

((Get-WmiObject Win32_OperatingSystem).ConvertToDateTime((Get-WmiObject Win32_OperatingSystem).LastBootUpTime))

Same thing, but easier for manual typing:

$obj = Get-WmiObject Win32_OperatingSystem

Both options provide output like:

Monday, June 30, 2014 11:59:50 AM

Length of System Up Time

If you want to find out how long the system has been online you can do this (this is also an alternate code style):

$Obj = Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_OperatingSystem
$Obj.ConvertToDateTime($Obj.LocalDateTime) - $Obj.ConvertToDateTime($Obj.LastBootUpTime)

Which gives output like:

Days              : 7
Hours             : 1
Minutes           : 59
Seconds           : 42
Milliseconds      : 745
Ticks             : 6119827457690
TotalDays         : 7.08313363158565
TotalHours        : 169.995207158056
TotalMinutes      : 10199.7124294833
TotalSeconds      : 611982.745769
TotalMilliseconds : 611982745.769

Using Powershell

Get-CimInstance -ClassName win32_operatingsystem | select csname, lastbootuptime

CSName LastBootUpTime
Server 7/5/2014 6:00:00 AM

You can easily open your task manager in performance tab under System find your "UpTime"!!!


Following gives history of shutdown dates.

Refer How to get the list of shutdown event with date?

Filtering the System events with the event id 1074 in Eventvwr.exe helped me


Since the last boot time is for troubleshooting a useful information, we automaticalley display it on every server as background wallpaper

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  • Using Bginfo (Microsoft / Sysinternals)
  • Configure the wanted information
  • Run as scheduled task:
    • command line: Bginfo64.exe /silent /nolicprompt /timer:0
    • trigger: on every user logon

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