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1 13th July 13:29
andrew
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Is it possible to force a computer to reboot at a specific time on a
specific day? Basically now that I have software installing via GPO, I want
the computers to reboot to install that software.

Thanks,

Andrew
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2 13th July 13:30
sandra l miller
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where infile is a list of computer names to reboot (all computers are
in the domain). The script checks that each computer is not in use
before rebooting. If a computer is in use, its name is written to
the outfile (which can become the infile on a future run).

If you cannot find a way to do this with a policy, and you are interested
in the script, let me know.

Sandy

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3 13th July 13:30
harj
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Dear listmembers,

We have recently released a free tool that gives you the power to
perform
gpupdate, start ups or shut downs of computers through Active Directory

Users and Computers remotely. We would love if you tried the tool
called Specops
Gpupdate and come with feedback to us on how to further improve it. We
have developed this tool to make your job as an admin as easy as
possible.


Here is the link to the product page where you can download Specops
Gpupdate:
http://www.specopssoft.com/products/specopsgpupdate/default.asp


Harj Singh
"Power Your Active Directory Investment"
http://www.specopssoft.com
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4 13th July 13:30
andrew
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Nice, just tried it. Worked well.

Andrew
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5 13th July 13:30
hwhitehbbh
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Harj, this is great, but it would be very useful if it could be scheduled.
How can I accomplish this?

Thanks.
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6 13th July 13:31
harj
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Hi HW,

Sorry but with the gpupdate product you will be unable to schedule a
shutdown.
I am glad to hear you are using the power of Group Policies within your
enviroment, makes things much easier.
The one problem with GPSI is the fact the machines need rebooting.
There is a third party tool out there called SpecOps Deploy which
utilizes Group Policy to deploy software WITHOUT having the machine
reboot.
It has extensive feedback on deployments, and undeployments. It allows
you to deploy NON msi packages such as legacy and exe's.
Very extensive targeting system which gives you complete control over
who or which machine should receive the package.

More information can be found at the following link
http://www.specopssoft.com/products/specopsdeploy/Default.asp

Harj Singh
Software Deployment done right
http://www.specopssoft.com
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7 13th July 13:31
robert dorn
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use the schtasks command put into a batchfile and assign to computer startup script via GPO...this will place a task on the computer: Here is a sample

schtasks.exe /create /SC DAILY /TN reboot /TR "\"C:\windows\system32\shutdown.exe\"-f -r" /ST 02:45:00 /SD 02/22/2005 /RU SYSTEM
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