best way to reboot Terminal Server nightly

I have three Terminal Servers that I would like to reboot on a nightly basis. Using Server 2003
What would be the best wat of doing this?
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You could probably create a scheduled task to run "shutdown /r".

This will restart the server.
I'd make one modification - use the /f switch to force open apps to close.

shutdown /r /f /c "Nightly forced reboot"


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Michael WorshamStaff Infrastructure ArchitectCommented:
Is there a logical reason why you are needing to reboot the TS server nightly?

Do you have user sessions that need to be shutdown if they incorrectly disconnect, etc or applications that need to be stopped?
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It is common practice to periodically reboot terminal servers or Citrix servers.

I used to have a third party app that did it for me nightly when I ran a Citrix farm.
jdhackettAuthor Commented:
There may be user sessions open, so I'll try the force option.
What does the  { /c "Nightly forced reboot" } do?
Throws in a comment describing why it is rebooting.
jdhackettAuthor Commented:
That worked, thanks
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