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How do I schedule a windows server reboot?

I have a Windows 2003 server that needs to do a full restart weekly. How do I schedule this?
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M_Epstein
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tomcahillCommented:
create a batch file with the following content:

shutdown -r -t 1

Use task manager to schedule that weekly.
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Brad BouchardInformation Systems Security OfficerCommented:
Create a scheduled task:

Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Task Scheduler > Expand Task Scheduler Library > Expand Microsoft > Right click Windows > Create Basic Task > Give it a name > Give it a frequency > Start a program > Browse > Browse to C:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe and select it > In the arguement box add -r > Next > Check the checkbox next to "Open properties when I click finish"

You are good to go!
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M_EpsteinAuthor Commented:
All I see is a folder Scheduled tasks and an item "Add Scheduled Task". I click on it and a wizard opens up asking me what program I want windows to run. What do I do from here??
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Brad BouchardInformation Systems Security OfficerCommented:
From there select the browse button and look in the C:\Windows\System32 folder for an item called shutdown.exe.  Select it and then continue in the wizard.
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M_EpsteinAuthor Commented:
like this?:

C:\WINDOWS\system32\shutdown.exe -r
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Brad BouchardInformation Systems Security OfficerCommented:
exactly like that...
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M_EpsteinAuthor Commented:
Thank you both!
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