Monday, April 15, 2013

How to Configure Schedule Reboot in Server 2008

How to schedule Windows 7 or 2008 r2 restart or shutdown automatically
Create a .bat file 
1. Open new notepad, type c:\windows\system32\shutdown -r -f -t 10
      *For shutdown change -r  to -s
* -r : restart
* -s : shutdown
* -f : force all running application exit/terminate
* -t :specifies the countdown time(seconds) until the shutdown

2. Save the notepad as .bat file.
3. Go to Computer --> Manage --> right click Task Scheduler --> Create Task
4. In General, put a Task Name, set a user account running the task, configure for windows 7/windows server 2008 r2
5. In Triggers, click new
6. Set the schedule restart or shutdown time, click OK
7. In Actions, click new
8. Action as Start a program. Browse the created .bat file, click OK
9. Click OK.

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