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Old 19-07-2006
Mark S
 
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How to schedule a reboot in Windows Server 2003

July 19, 2006.
Greetings: How can I schedule a reboot in Windows Server 2003? Do I need the
Microsoft resource kit or a third-party application?

Thank you, Mark
e-mail: runbeagle@yahoo.com

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Old 19-07-2006
Marcelo Fusaro
 
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RE: How to schedule a reboot in Windows Server 2003



"Mark S" wrote:

> July 19, 2006.
> Greetings: How can I schedule a reboot in Windows Server 2003? Do I need the
> Microsoft resource kit or a third-party application?
>
> Thank you, Mark
> e-mail: runbeagle@yahoo.com

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Old 19-07-2006
Miha Pihler [MVP]
 
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Re: How to schedule a reboot in Windows Server 2003

Hi Mark,

There is a command line tool that comes with Windows Server 2003 -- so you
don't need any 3rd party or resource kit tools.

You can simply put something like this into batch file:

shutdown -r -t 60

-r is for reboot
-t is in how many seconds (60 seconds)

Name the batch file something like "reboot.bat". Now set up schedule just
like you would for any other task and call that batch file at convenient
time.

Test this command to see if it works on your system or does it require
anything else (e.g. reason code for reboot).

You can cancel reboot if you enter command shutdown -a.

For more information you can use shutdown /?

Question from me. Why do you feel you need to schedule a reboot of your
server?

I hope it helps,

--
Mike
Microsoft MVP - Windows Security

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> July 19, 2006.
> Greetings: How can I schedule a reboot in Windows Server 2003? Do I need
> the
> Microsoft resource kit or a third-party application?
>
> Thank you, Mark
> e-mail: runbeagle@yahoo.com



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Old 19-07-2006
Juan Perez
 
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Re: How to schedule a reboot in Windows Server 2003

Hi:

Should be not dificult.You just need to add a scheduled task with the
command shutdown.exe -r. You select the time when you want the reset. If you
ahve problems let me know.

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Un saludo
Juan Perez


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> July 19, 2006.
> Greetings: How can I schedule a reboot in Windows Server 2003? Do I need
> the
> Microsoft resource kit or a third-party application?
>
> Thank you, Mark
> e-mail: runbeagle@yahoo.com



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Old 19-07-2006
Marcelo Fusaro
 
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RE: How to schedule a reboot in Windows Server 2003

In the "WINDOWS\System32" folder there should be a file called shutdown.exe.
The command to restart is shutdown /r.

See you

Marcelo

"Mark S" wrote:

> July 19, 2006.
> Greetings: How can I schedule a reboot in Windows Server 2003? Do I need the
> Microsoft resource kit or a third-party application?
>
> Thank you, Mark
> e-mail: runbeagle@yahoo.com

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Old 19-08-2008
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Schedule Server Reboot

Hi,

I have the same need as well. To answer your question of why I would want to schedule a restart.......

I need to schedule a restart in order to finalize Windows updates after all users have disconnected from the server and all backups have completed. This will be useful in getting the updates completed without inconveniencing the network users by waiting for a reboot during server access hours.

Thanks,

Matt

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Originally Posted by Miha Pihler [MVP] View Post
Hi Mark,

There is a command line tool that comes with Windows Server 2003 -- so you
don't need any 3rd party or resource kit tools.

You can simply put something like this into batch file:

shutdown -r -t 60

-r is for reboot
-t is in how many seconds (60 seconds)

Name the batch file something like "reboot.bat". Now set up schedule just
like you would for any other task and call that batch file at convenient
time.

Test this command to see if it works on your system or does it require
anything else (e.g. reason code for reboot).

You can cancel reboot if you enter command shutdown -a.

For more information you can use shutdown /?

Question from me. Why do you feel you need to schedule a reboot of your
server?

I hope it helps,

--
Mike
Microsoft MVP - Windows Security

"Mark S" <MarkS@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> July 19, 2006.
> Greetings: How can I schedule a reboot in Windows Server 2003? Do I need
> the
> Microsoft resource kit or a third-party application?
>
> Thank you, Mark
> e-mail: runbeagle@yahoo.com
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