Using shutdown.exe to reboot all clients on a domain
Posted on 2005-04-12
I have a domain of around 30 workstations (running XP pro) running on one windows 2003 server std. server. I have read quite a few answers to questions like this here, but without finding THE answer I need...
I need help (and examples) on how to create a batch file that on a scheduled time will force reboot ALL clients on the domain, no matter if they are logged in or not. (alternatively to rebooting, log off is ok as well).
For testing I've tried to run this on the server "shutdown -r -f -m \\mybox-01", but I get "The entered computer name is not valid. Check the name and then try again or contact your system administrator.(53)" returned, eventhough I KNOW computer is working fine in the domain, so I have no idea why this error should occour.
Anyway, help on batch file for all clients force reboot. And correct shutdown parameters to use in commandline from server to all clients.