Restart a Generic Service in Windows 2003 Server

Posted on 2009-07-06
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Last Modified: 2012-05-07
Hi Experts,

Please can you assist in the scenario below?

We have a windows 2003 clustered server (2 nodes)

The cluster has a resource setup as a generic service.

We require the service to be restarted on a daily schedule.. can you advise the best way? With it being a clustered resource, does it make more difficult.

A scheduled task with a srcipt would be ideal.

Question by:wk6838
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Expert Comment

ID: 24786521
create a .bat file in note pad with

net stop "service name"
net start "service name"
(keep the speach marks " - and replace service name with the exact name of the service)

in schedualled tasks, set it to run at required time.

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oBdA earned 1000 total points
ID: 24786536
This is a cluster; do NOT use "net stop" or "net start"!
You need to use cluster.exe to take the resource offline and then back online again:
REM stop the service:
cluster /cluster:<Clustername> res "<Some Generic Service>" /offline
REM start the service:
cluster /cluster:<Clustername> res "<Some Generic Service>" /online

Author Comment

ID: 24789525
thanks for the comments. Yes it is a cluster.
oBdA > If I put the command in the script will it also bring down the dependancies?
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Expert Comment

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It will take down all resources that are dependent on the service (but not resources that the service depends on).
If you have other resources that are dependent on this service, and you want to bring them all online after stopping the service, simply bring the whole group online:
cluster /cluster:<Clustername> group "<Some Resource group Name>" /online

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ID: 24821405
This has worked successfully thankyou

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