Scheduled reboot doesn't run

Posted on 2009-04-01
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I'm trying to schedule a reboot of a Small Business Server 2003, by scheduling a task to run in taskscheduler, that runs a batch file called reboot.bat. The batch file contains the following:

shutdown /r /t 600 /f

So it's set to wait 600 seconds, and force a restart. However, despite it being scheduled and the script tested on another server (it works there), absolutely nothing happens when I try to run it on this box. We need it to run early in the morning as the server is in almost constant use.

Any ideas why this may not be running?
Question by:teknite
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Expert Comment

ID: 24037493
Does the server reboot using the script if you execute it manually?

Author Comment

ID: 24037506
At the moment I don't know, as we can only reboot the server between 2AM and 7AM! I'll try and find out if we can schedule a test run. Cheers!
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Expert Comment

ID: 24037519
Check also which user account is used for the scheduled task. Maybe the user account doesn't have the permission to initiate a restart.
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Author Comment

ID: 24085004

I tested the batch file manually, it ran fine. The user account the scheduled task is set to run as is the administrator account, the properties for the "run as" field in the properties for the scheduled task read *domain name*\administrator. Other scheduled tasks seem to run ok, any other ideas? Thanks

Accepted Solution

teknite earned 0 total points
ID: 25134433
It seemed that just running through the wizard instead of going through "file - add scheduled task" fixed this. Random.

Author Comment

ID: 25354965
We have resolved the problem.

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