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restart servers in list

i have a list of servers in "servers_list.txt" file. how can i trigger restart all the servers in list from a server in network.
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naveen mullaguri
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Kent FichtnerInformation Technology Systems SupervisorCommented:
I am sure you can do this with a program but the best idea I have is the shutdown command in windows.  you would just take the text document and make it a batch file adding the following:

shutdown /r /t 0 /m \\<computer1>
shutdown /r /t 0 /m \\<computer2>
shutdown /r /t 0 /m \\<computer3>

that should work.
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Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
On a administrative command prompt:

for /f %f in (servers_list.txt) do @echo shutdown /r /t 0 /m "%f"

(test mode - remove echo in above line for real)

In a batch file:

for /f %%f in (servers_list.txt) do @echo shutdown /r /t 0 /m "%%f"

(put in same folder as .txt file and call from administrative command prompt)
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Emmanuel AdebayoGlobal Windows Infrastructure Engineer - ConsultantCommented:
You can use psshutdown You can download from MS technet link below

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/sysinternals/bb897541.aspx

Command usage

Go to the directory where you have the executable and run the following

psshutdown.exe -r -f -c -t 60  @servers_list.txt

Not that the servers_list.txt must be in the same directory as the executable is other wise you have to use the full path with @

Hope this helps
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naveen mullagurideveloperAuthor Commented:
@Gerwin


i got the restart usage error as attached. please advise.
restart-error.gif
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Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
Look at the 'usage' message that you get from the shutdown command. You are not putting the machine name (from your servers.txt file) after the /m parameter.

Besides that: for testing do as I suggested leaving the echo command in there. Are you running this from a batch file? I cannot see that from the screenshot you posted, if so then you have to use %%f instead of %f (see above as well).

Your shutdown line would have to be like this if in a batch file:
for /f %%f in (d:\cognos_server_restart\servers_list.txt) do echo shutdown /r /m "%%f" /t 120 /d p:2:17 /c "Your comment"

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If you leave the echo in, you will see the command that would be sent, including the server name(s) that you are about to restart.

Your server.txt file should look like this:

Server1
Server2
Server3

etc.

What do your server names look like?
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Lionel MMSmall Business IT ConsultantCommented:
for /f %%f in (d:\cognos_server_restart\servers_list.txt) do echo shutdown /r /m "%%f" /t 120 /d p:2:17 /c "Your comment"

I would only add to force a shutdown                            
for /f %%f in (d:\cognos_server_restart\servers_list.txt) do echo shutdown /r / f /m "%%f" /t 120 /d p:2:17 /c "Your comment"

also you did run the command froma dos prompt--the above will work if in a batch file but if you run it from a dos prompt, the command line you must remove one of the %'s like this--from %% to just %
for /f %f in (d:\cognos_server_restart\servers_list.txt) do echo shutdown /r / f /m "%f" /t 120 /d p:2:17 /c "Your comment"
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Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
@lionelmm - I already mentioned twice about single % our double %% - you are repeating what has been said already...
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naveen mullagurideveloperAuthor Commented:
thank you so much
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