Configure Task Scheduller under windows 2003 server to reestart SQL Server Express every morning


I need guidance on how to setup a task schedulled to run every morning and reset my instance of sql server express.

As you might as why, here is the answer:

I run a dedicated server at godaddy and every night when they run the Netbackup utility from Veritas, if anybody tries to acess a website during the backup process, sql server will disconnect the website's database and I have to reestart sql server express to get them running again.

I already spoke to tech support and they said theres nothing they can do about it and suggested that I create an application to put the websites under maintenance mode during the backup process (every night) or create a schedulled task to reestart the server every morning, after the backup takes place.

I think the second choice is the best and I need guidance for that.


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Raja Jegan RSQL Server DBA & Architect, EE Solution GuideCommented:
Go to services.msc and find the exact names as it displays over there and replace it if required in the below script.


Have the above piece of code in a *.bat file and use Windows Task scheduler to run it at scheduled intervals..

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