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    Server Restart

    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.

    Help!!

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    Why would you want to restart a server tis often?

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    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.

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    The built in Windows Task Scheduler can be set to run only on weekdays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dafty View Post
    Why would you want to restart a server tis often?
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diello View Post
    The built in Windows Task Scheduler can be set to run only on weekdays.
    We use the task scheduler to run scripts during the week day, works fine!

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    How about a vbs script which checks the day of the week and reboots if Mon-Fri?

    VBScript Functions
    VBScript - Restart computer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hightower View Post
    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.
    I genuinely thought I'd tried that and had not been given those choices, but tried it just now and it did.

    Cheers.

    I was sure it had to be in there somewhere, and thought I'd checked every option...somehow I missed it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyJF View Post
    I genuinely thought I'd tried that and had not been given those choices, but tried it just now and it did.

    Cheers.

    I was sure it had to be in there somewhere, and thought I'd checked every option...somehow I missed it.
    I always select daily and think "Where's the day select?!" before realising you need to select Weekly for these options.

    Good to know you got sorted

    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk
    How about a vbs script which checks the day of the week and reboots if Mon-Fri?

    VBScript Functions
    VBScript - Restart computer
    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.

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