Hardware Thread, Server Restart in Technical; Does anyone know of a decent free server restart tool that will work with 2003?
I use a scheduled batch ...
23rd January 2009, 10:23 AM #1
Does anyone know of a decent free server restart tool that will work with 2003?
I use a scheduled batch file at the moment, but unless I'm missing something really basic, I can't schedule to do it only on week days.
I've had a look at something called Reboot Buddy, but it's shareware rather than freeware. I just want to be able to schedule a restart Mon-Fri.
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23rd January 2009, 10:25 AM #2
Why would you want to restart a server tis often?
23rd January 2009, 10:26 AM #3
I'm sure you can go into advanced settings of scheduled tasks and choose which days you want it to run?
Select weekly (I think) and then it asks you to choose which days - just select the weekdays.
23rd January 2009, 10:26 AM #4
The built in Windows Task Scheduler can be set to run only on weekdays.
23rd January 2009, 10:28 AM #5
Having massive problems with backups at the moment. It's taking an age to go through the million-and-one things that might be causing the problem, from BE, to drivers, from the SCSI card to the device itself, and in the meantime the only way we get consistent daily backups is to restart prior to the job. It's only temporary while we sort out the backup problem, but it's necessary for a couple of weeks perahps.
Originally Posted by Dafty
23rd January 2009, 10:31 AM #6
We use the task scheduler to run scripts during the week day, works fine!
Originally Posted by Diello
23rd January 2009, 10:31 AM #7
How about a vbs script which checks the day of the week and reboots if Mon-Fri?
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23rd January 2009, 10:33 AM #8
I genuinely thought I'd tried that and had not been given those choices, but tried it just now and it did.
Originally Posted by Hightower
I was sure it had to be in there somewhere, and thought I'd checked every option...somehow I missed it.
23rd January 2009, 10:40 AM #9
I always select daily and think "Where's the day select?!" before realising you need to select Weekly for these options.
Originally Posted by TonyJF
Good to know you got sorted
Seems a bit overkill to carry out a simple job that can be done with features that already exist as part of the O/S.
Originally Posted by localzuk
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