SOLVED: How to Shutdown or Restart A Windows 8 PC from a Remote Desktop Session

If you are connected to a Windows 8 (or 8.1) PC using Remote Desktop (RDP) and you bring up the Charms Bar or you do a search for SHUTDOWN you will see only the DISCONNECT option:rdp-windows8-disconnect-restart

The solution is to use the old school keyboard shortcut of ALT+F4.  This brings up the desired window in which you can select DISCONNECT, SIGN OUT, REBOOT, or SHUTDOWN:

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