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    Server needs a darn good reboot!

    i really need to reboot one of our servers! explorer.exe has crashed and as im using the remotedesktops mmc i cant load taskmanager - or anything.

    this server has no users on now (except guest users and random others - no staff/students)

    but it does have print audit which im trying to configue

    meh may just give it a hard reboot.

    what do u lot do when you cba wait till the end of the day as work on that server is 'todays job' and other jobs are dependant on this


    ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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    hard reboot, hope for the best, then build a new one from scratch so it doesn't happen again

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    reboot at break/dinner if at all possible.
    So far today at the school im in ive rebooted the only server about 4 times (had issues mainly wsus logs filling up the c drive requiring a temp shift of pagefile then shifting it back dns deciding to croak been a fun day)

    would a remote shutdown command work? shutdown -m \\server

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    If it needs a reboot then reboot it. Do as much as you can to ensure users don't get interrupted(at break or lunch if it can wait - or try to inform them if not), but these things happen. No system is 100% and as long as it doesn't happen all the time don't worry about it. As the other say if it needs rebooting regularly then you may have a bigger problem anyway

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    Quote Originally Posted by penfold View Post
    If it needs a reboot then reboot it. Do as much as you can to ensure users don't get interrupted(at break or lunch if it can wait - or try to inform them if not), but these things happen. No system is 100% and as long as it doesn't happen all the time don't worry about it. As the other say if it needs rebooting regularly then you may have a bigger problem anyway
    i ahd one with explorer errors turns out id installed some windows updates months and months ago and never got round to doing a restart lol

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    i'm with penfold on this... JUST DO IT..
    Guest users don't need to be told there guests..

    Crap happens..

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    have loads of printers on this server lol, just hard rebooted - its still being gehy tho. late night ahead me thinks. cant event get to control pannel. the desktop loaded but i cant even click start.

    looking on taskman performance there 0-1%cpu and 665mb ram used perhaps im asking to much of this 1 1/2 year old server. meh

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