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How to restart a Hyper-V hosted virtual machine

Good afternoon Experts

We have a Hyper-V server that hosts 50 Windows 7 based virtual machines for our IT classrooms to use. What I would like to do is schedule a reboot of all 50 - either by shutting them all down and the "switching" them back on, or a reboot.

Is it possible to write a batch file/power shell script to do this for us, which can then go into Windows scheduler?

With thanks.
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mgosden33
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Gerald26Commented:
If these machiens are in a domain, you can make a cmd/bat script like this running on the DC:

shutdown -r -t 10 /m \\MACHINE_01_NAME /f
shutdown -r -t 10 /m \\MACHINE_02_NAME /f
shutdown -r -t 10 /m \\MACHINE_03_NAME /f
shutdown -r -t 10 /m \\MACHINE_04_NAME /f

and so on.

This script can be scheduled in task scheduler on the DC.

If all machines are in a workgroup, we need to work on a hyperv restart script.
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Darius GhassemCommented:
Here is a script that will allow you to stop and start VMs in Hyper-V

http://www.synergyonline.com/Blog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=125
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