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SBS 2003 - Restart all client machines on domain ( Small Business Server 2003 )

Posted on 2007-04-03
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Hi,
I am using Small Business Server 2003. Is there a way to force a restart on all client machines connected to the domian from the server? I only have the SBS server running all, there are 2 others but both are online storage servers. There are 34 client machines.

Server: MPC 600, SBS2003 w/SP1, exchange w/SP2 (I am having an issue with the SP1 install but that is another issues, just making you aware.)
Clients: MPC ClientPro, WinXP Pro w/SP2
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You could script the shutdown command with the -r option. See http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/shutdown.mspx?mfr=true

Its going to take a batch file with 34 lines, one for each machine you want to restart.
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I will try that tonight.

Thanks for the fast response. I did not know you could restart remote computers with that command.
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by:Lee W, MVP
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Or you could make a list of computer names and run one command:

for example, make a file called computer-list.txt and put one computer name per line, nothing else.  Then run this command:

For /f "tokens=*" %a in (computer-list.txt) do @shutdown -r -m \\%a
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