How to script the automatic shut down of a specific process on a terminal server weekly

I have a long story, that ends in a simple question at the bottom, please bear with me:

I have a 2008 R2 Terminal Server in production.  6 of the clients that RDP to this server in our environment simply run a web page that is used for an employee timeclock application.  

The SAAS host has a maintenance window on Sunday between 9AM and 11AM every week in which their servers shut down.  When this happens the web page goes 404 and needs to be reconnected to the service.  

This is a monitor on a wall, connected to a thin client connected to the terminal server.  With over 1000 employees using this system for clocking in and out, we want this to be as simple as possible.  There is no touch interface, no keyboard, no mouse.  Just the card swipe.  The system works perfectly until the Sunday maintenance window.

The station automatically launches iexplore.exe as an environment setting in the Active Directory user setup, so if the iexplore.exe closes it logs the session out, and then the thin client re-establishes a new session and launches iexplore fresh again.

What I am looking for is a way to script the automatic shutdown of the iexplore.exe process on the terminal server at 11:00AM every Sunday.  I would love to be able to aim the script at the 6 specific usernames associated to the 6 stations, however if necessary, if I can put a script together that kills all iexplore.exe processes on the server regardless of what user has it open would be great too.
envirosetting.JPG
LVL 5
TheMetalicOneAsked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

x
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Steven CarnahanNetwork ManagerCommented:
The following shoud force terminate the iexplore.exe process for the 6 users:



@echo off
rem ****************************************
rem * Kill iexplore.exe task for 6 individuals               *
rem * Use scheduled task to set the date/time to run *
rem * change the user1-6 to the login names of the    *
rem * 6 individuals                                                       *
rem ****************************************

 TASKKILL /F /FI "USERNAME eq user1" /IM iexplore.exe
 TASKKILL /F /FI "USERNAME eq user2" /IM iexplore.exe
 TASKKILL /F /FI "USERNAME eq user3" /IM iexplore.exe
 TASKKILL /F /FI "USERNAME eq user4" /IM iexplore.exe
 TASKKILL /F /FI "USERNAME eq user5" /IM iexplore.exe
 TASKKILL /F /FI "USERNAME eq user6" /IM iexplore.exe

exit

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
TheMetalicOneAuthor Commented:
So simple, yet genius.  Thanks for your help on this.
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Windows Server 2008

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.