need assistance with a login script that will reboot the system only one time

We are deploying a login script that requires the system be rebooted, however we need a way to add logic to the script so that the system will not reboot as second time.

can someone provide a way that we can add additional logic to copy a file and if the system sees the file, it will know not to reboot a second time.

thanks in advance.

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siber1Asked:
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NVITCommented:
Is the script a .bat file? How about...
if exist %temp%\DidReboot.txt goto :EOF
(reboot code here)

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siber1Author Commented:
thx. how would I incorporate that into this script, so that the system does not reboot each time the users logs in:

@echo off
MsiExec.exe /I{8F023021-A7EB-45D3-9269-D65264C81729} /qb
MsiExec.exe /X {786A9F7E-CFEC-451F-B3C4-22EB11550FD8} /q
powershell -executionpolicy bypass -file \\fs1\deploy\fwenable.ps1
gpupdate /force
shutdown.exe /r /t 00

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becraigCommented:
simply set a scheduled task on the computer to run at startup and to run once.
Step1 The scheduled task
schtasks /create /RU system /SC ONSTART /TN "Reboot Task"
/TR "c:\temp\rebooter.ps1"

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maybe a simple one liner script like this (save as ebooter.ps1)

Step2 The script
New-Item -Type file c:\rebooted.txt SchTasks /Delete /TN “Reboot Task”
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NVITCommented:
@echo off
MsiExec.exe /I{8F023021-A7EB-45D3-9269-D65264C81729} /qb
MsiExec.exe /X {786A9F7E-CFEC-451F-B3C4-22EB11550FD8} /q
powershell -executionpolicy bypass -file \\fs1\deploy\fwenable.ps1
gpupdate /force

if exist %temp%\DidReboot.txt goto :EOF
shutdown.exe /r /t 00
echo Rebooted %computername% %date% %time%>%temp%\DidReboot.txt

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siber1Author Commented:
brilliant. just what I was looking for.

many thanks!
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becraigCommented:
Taking a look at your script, I cannot see any reason not to reboot after the msi install.

The chances of a reboot happening before the msi install is complete seems highly unlikely.


So in this scenario, if the msi is what requires the reboot then no matter if a recent shutdown happened or not it will still need to reboot.
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siber1Author Commented:
thanks becraig, the issue is, we needed that logic to prevent the system from rebooting every time the user logs in.
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becraigCommented:
So then instead of checking for the file when the system reboots, check for the presence of whatever it is the msi is installing.

That way you also do not install on every login.

There has to be a way to do that check simply make that your first step and evaluate if it is present and exit if it is, if not then run the msi install and reboot.
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siber1Author Commented:
ah.. sorry the syntax I provided was slightly off, I should have read /x  [these are uninstall commands only]
good catch :)
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becraigCommented:
In either event I would still check the presence before the uninstall action.

I am sure you can do so using any number of options based on how the application is actually installed.
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