Solved

Reboot Clients

Posted on 2004-08-19
3
187 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-19
I have a w2k3 domain and i am pushing out a software update/install to clients (all XP SP1, SP2 is not yet installed) by way of a GPO in active directory

The only way i have found to make the install run is by rebooting the machine.  Is this the only way to start the install?

Second, if it is, how can i push out a reboot to all the machines in a particular Organizational unit so the install starts over a weekend when users arn't in the office.
0
Comment
Question by:jasonmlee
3 Comments
 
LVL 9

Accepted Solution

by:
SamuraiCrow earned 500 total points
ID: 11844179
Is this being assined to the computers or the user?  If it is going to the computers then the software install happens when the computer starts up (before the user can log on).  You could use the shutdown.exe tool to perform remote shutdowns.  You may need to develop a batch file to match your enviroment though.  Here is a clip from the winntmag description of shutdown.exe:

The Microsoft Windows 2000 Resource Kit and Microsoft Windows NT Resource Kit supply a shutdown.exe utility that you can use to shut down or reboot the local or a remote machine. This utility also lets you configure how to handle hung applications.

For example, the command:

C:\> shutdown \\morpheus /r /t:15 "bye bye"

would reboot (/r) the machine morpheus in 15 seconds (/t:15) with the helpful message “bye bye.”

Let me know if this help or if you want more info
Crow
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:map000
ID: 11850024
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Preface Having the need * to contact many different companies with different infrastructures * do remote maintenance in their network required us to implement a more flexible routing solution. As RAS, PPTP, L2TP and VPN Client connections are no…
Organizations create, modify, and maintain huge amounts of data to help their businesses earn money and generally function.  Typically every network user within an organization has a bit of disk space to store in process items and personal files.   …
Windows 10 is mostly good. However the one thing that annoys me is how many clicks you have to do to dial a VPN connection. You have to go to settings from the start menu, (2 clicks), Network and Internet (1 click), Click VPN (another click) then fi…
Both in life and business – not all partnerships are created equal. As the demand for cloud services increases, so do the number of self-proclaimed cloud partners. Asking the right questions up front in the partnership, will enable both parties …

920 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

17 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now