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Restart Windows XP after inactivity (NOT logoff or shutdown)

Posted on 2008-06-11
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Need to Restart Windows XP after inactivity.  Logoff or shutdown are not options for this application. These computers are configured to log in as a specific network user on startup.  
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- Create a text file (example.txt) containing:

shutdown -r t:10

- Rename it :: example.bat

- Create a shortcut to it.


- Open up task scheduler in windows.

- Create a task that runs your shortcut every 10 mins

- Click on the Advanced button.
- Choose "Repeat this task every (x) minutes for duration (24) hours."
- Click on the Settings tab and select "Only start this task if the computer is idle for x minutes" and "retry for up to x minutes"

Those options might be different depending on the version of windows, but hopefully you get the idea?


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by:arkrat
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This answered the question I Asked.  BUT Upon testing it, I realized that I had left out a key requirement. The machines will be idle for hours at a time, so i only want one restart following inactivity. Otherwise they will be constantly rebooting.
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arkrat
I'm glad more solution solved your original query.

- sorry I can't think of a way to achieve your other requirement! Will let youi know if anything comes to me.
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