You see, no one was saying it couldn’t be done, only that as it stands now it can’t be done from the Remote if the Core is on a WIN10 or macOS machine. The capability to do this natively from the Roon Remote was what the OP was asking for, but that has been completely obfuscated.
For some reason, this whole thread got off track once it was misunderstood the it was about Nucleus.
Obviously, if one were using the additional software of a remote desktop, then one can do anything one wants.
It can be done from the Roon UI. Every time when we update Roon to a new build it’s done. There is just no button to do it (let’s say from Settings|About) at the users wish. To have such a button is all this feature request is about.
What folks seem to be asking here is appliance like control of devices not set up to run as appliances. I can see a case for restarting your server or core software but not the entire machine. In fact would that level of control (were it possible) fall foul of malware and anti virus software?
Restarting Roon Server (the software), as it’s been done when updating Roon to a newer version, is all this is about.
Rebooting the machine Roon Server runs on is not asked for (as of my understanding) and will hopefully never being implemented as part of Roon’s UI for obvious reasons.
It’s backfired because people only read one or two posts and then offer their opinions.
For such a simple and, I thought, clear request this has generated so much confusion.
As it goes, I’m pretty sure this won’t stop here.
As to why one would need such an option, I can only speak for myself. My Core machine (a WIN10 PC) runs headless, down in the cellar. If there is a problem, the only way to restart Roon is to power off/on the machine. Something one probably shouldn’t do. Lately, I and many other people have found it necessary to restart Roon Core on too many occasions, as evidenced by the necessity to create this thread -
And before someone chimes in and opines that this request option will only work if Roon is not totally locked up - That’s true, but Roon is seldom completely frozen.