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How to restart specified service via task scheduler in windows sever 2008

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I want to restart MS Exchange Transport services . I have scheduled one task for every sunday at 06:00 AM in my TASKS Server but it is not running.

Please advise
 I am using powershell to do this.

Get-WmiObject -ComputerName  SRV-s3011 -Class Win32_Service -Filter "Name='MSExchangeTransport'" | Restart-Service -force

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by:Joshua Grantom
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Try using this:

Get-Service -ComputerName SRV-s3011 -Name MSExchangeTransport | Restart-Service -force

Also make sure the service is running with an account that has permissions to restart that service, Set it to run if user is logged in or not, and make sure you input the path to the script even though it is optional.
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by:Joshua Grantom
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Here is a guide to set Powershell scripts as scheduled tasks

http://community.spiceworks.com/how_to/show/17736-run-powershell-scripts-from-task-scheduler
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by:akalyan911
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Hi..

Here is the best option over the command line..
Type one of the following:

To start a service, type:

net startservice

To stop a service, type:

net stopservice

To pause a service, type:

net pauseservice

To resume a service, type:

net continueservice

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Value      Description
net start
Starts a service.
net stop
Stops a service.
net pause
Pauses a service.
net continue
Continues a service that has been paused.
service
Specifies the name of service.
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by:SAIMSKY ADMIN
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I have to run remotely ... from sSRV-Task220  to SRV-s3011 , Di i need to just copy above  given command to .ps1 file
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by:Joshua Grantom
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Yes, just copy the above command and be sure to go through the guide to make sure it starts correctly.

 It may not be running because of Execution Policy rules and credentials. Also, be sure to fill in the Start in (optional) field and input the path to the folder. I have noticed that sometimes, scripts do not run when the path is not defined.
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by:SAIMSKY ADMIN
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Please check screen shot if it is correct.
restart.JPG
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by:Joshua Grantom
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that may work but you should only need to do

powershell.exe c:\bats\.......

You also may have to add "-ExecutionPolicy Bypass" if it does not run. Did you look through the guide?
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by:SAIMSKY ADMIN
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how to pre-check this command/ps script , i do not want to run service now.
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by:Joshua Grantom
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change the computer name to your computer and change the service name to spooler then run the scheduled task. Make sure it runs correctly then change it back.

Check on your computer that the print spooler service was restarted.
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by:SAIMSKY ADMIN
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Get-Service -ComputerName ADA-3E145085S-L  is  working fine but 2nd path I am getting error.

Restart-Service : Service 'Print Spooler (Spooler)' cannot be stopped due to the following error: Cannot open Spooler service on computer 'ADA-3E145085S-L'.
At line:1 char:59
+ Get-Service -ComputerName ADA-3E145085S-L -Name Spooler | Restart-Service -force
+                                                           ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : CloseError: (System.ServiceProcess.ServiceController:ServiceController) [Restart-Service], ServiceCommandException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : CouldNotStopService,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.RestartServiceCommand
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by:Joshua Grantom
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You have to run the script with elevated privileges.
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by:SAIMSKY ADMIN
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I am running with admin rights
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by:Joshua Grantom
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in the scheduled task setup, did you select the box that says run with highest privileges? What account do you have set to run the task?

If you are trying to test the script by itself, you have to open powershell as admin by right clicking
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by:SAIMSKY ADMIN
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yes , i opened the powershell as admin by right clicked
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by:Joshua Grantom
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OK, does your account that you logged into the server with have Domain Admin privileges?
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by:SAIMSKY ADMIN
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yes
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by:Joshua Grantom
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To be clear, this is what you are pasting into an elevated powershell window

powershellsnip.PNG
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Joshua Grantom earned 500 total points
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try this one to see if it still gives an error

Restart-Service -InputObject $(Get-Service -Computer SRV-s3011 -Name MSExchangeTransport)

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thanks
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