make windows automatically restart

Posted on 2011-10-24
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Last Modified: 2012-05-12
is there a way to run shutdown -r -t 0 without login to restart computer automatically?

i need to restart manually once, then it will restart again automatically without logon.

im looking for a registry key that i can add shutdown command to it

runonce requires logon, which is not what i want.
Question by:Ikelca
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by:Andrej Pirman
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Doing restart prior to login, seems bad idea - windows state is reset only AFTER login, so many changes are not applied if you restart before login. Meaning, only services are set, aplications not.

But is you know what you want, this is right reading for you - you have all REG keys and startup options explained here:

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yes, i understand about restart and logon and i do need it restart automatically without logon.

i have already got to this website before posting here.
the following keys are the only thing on that website and it dose not work for me as i tested
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by:Andrej Pirman
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Those 2 keys are CORRECT, but they are talking about SERVICES, not programs.
So your program needs to run as a service, using credentials of user, who has permisisons to "Logon as a service" (look in "Local Security Policy").
To run program/application as a service, look into, for example, Srvany.exe
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ID: 37021951
Labsy, i havent tried ur solution yet, but a question, after service is installed and it will run very time how to automatically uninstall it after 2nd restart??
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ID: 37022169
"yes, i understand about restart and logon and i do need it restart automatically without logon."

What part of the startup process do you need it to reboot?

And I almost have to ask why? I cannot think of a good reason to do this.....

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ID: 37022237
ok, the reason is GPO in AD somehow does not get downloaded to local pc and for some reasons, one reboot normally does not do it, most of time, i need to reboot twice.
troubleshooting AD side will be disaster due to extremely large WLAN

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Ikelca earned 0 total points
ID: 37022271
it's ok
i found a solution which is adding scheduled task
thanks guys

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ID: 37049340
found solution myself

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