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What is the AT command to run a batch file at 4:00AM M-F every week?  Also I need to know how to create a batch file to automatically close all apps and restart the computer?
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by:jkr
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See http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;313565 ("HOW TO: Use the AT Command to Schedule Tasks")

You'd use

at 4:00 /every:M,T,W,Thu,F mybatch.bat
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by:mystikal1000
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The command doesn't work

at 4:00 /every:M,T,W,Thu,F c:\shutdown.bat

it says "you used an option with an invalid value"
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by:jkr
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Ooops, did you check the article? Try

at 04:00 /every:M,T,W,Thu,F c:\shutdown.bat

It has to be 04:00, not 4:00, sorry.
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by:mystikal1000
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I tried the command, but I still receive the same message...

at \\TEST1 04:00 /every:M,T,W,Thu,F c:\shutdown.bat
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by:mikeleebrla
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will your shutdown.bat batch file work at all,, maybe its the batch file that is causing the error,, not the at/schedule part.
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by:jkr
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Would be an option, too. BTW, is the batch file accessible by 'LocalSystem'?
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by:mystikal1000
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It isn't the batch file.  I even added the batch file to the local system permission, but I still receive "you used an option with an invalid value".  Anything else?
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by:JamesDS
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err, guys

this works, I just tested it:

at \\test 04:00 /every:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday "c:\shutdown.bat"

Enjoy!

Cheers

JamesDS
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jkr earned 500 total points
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Hum, re-read the article - it says

use the following abbreviations: M,T,W,Th,F,S,Su

So, MS apparently has a bug in their own KB :o)

Does

at \\TEST1 04:00 /every:M,T,W,Th,F c:\shutdown.bat

work?
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by:JamesDS
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don't be such a lazy typist!!

:)
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by:mystikal1000
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MS does have a bug, it worked.
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