Restarting a computer using a batch file

I need  a batch file to restart a computer. It's a Win 7 box, so if there is a way in Win 7 to restart a machine on a schedule, then that would work just as well.

Else, I was planning on using Windows Task Scheduler to launch a .bat file.

As always, thanks in advance EE!

jpertchik
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AnuroopsunddCommented:
START C:\Windows\RUNDLL.EXE user.exe,exitwindowsexec
exit
AnuroopsunddCommented:
shutdown /r
Bartender_1Microsoft Network AdministratorCommented:
you could use the shutdown command,

shutdown /r

this tells the system to shutdown and restart.

shutdown /g

this tells the system to restart, and then restart any registered applications,

shutdown /r /f

This tells the system to restart, and force any open applications to close.

Hope this helps!

:o)

Bartender_1

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sirbountyCommented:
No batch file needed - from an elevated cmd prompt, type (or copy) the following:

schtasks /create /ru SYSTEM /sc daily /st 18:00 /tn Restart /tr "shutdown /r /f /t 0"
jpertchikAuthor Commented:
Both had the right command.

Anuroopsundd's answer:
shutdown /r

Bartender_1's answer gave me the same command that I'll ultimately use, however he/she supplied more switches that might com in handy sometime.

you could use the shutdown command,

shutdown /r

this tells the system to shutdown and restart.

shutdown /g

this tells the system to restart, and then restart any registered applications,

shutdown /r /f

This tells the system to restart, and force any open applications to close.

Hope this helps!

:o)
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