how to write a dos batch file which will be called from startup to reboot windows 2003 terminal server.

I have a windows 2003 server that I want to safely restart every 48 hours. I want to use the start menu to call the batch file because the scheduled tasks feature on the server does not work for some reason.

How do I do this?
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Dana DIT ConsultantAsked:
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Chris HInfrastructure ManagerCommented:
Open task scheduler in control panel.

Set a scheduled task to run the following in a batch file:

shutdown /f /r /t 30

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make sure when you set the scheduled task, you set it to run with an administrator account who has permission to reboot the box.
Dana DIT ConsultantAuthor Commented:
As I mentioned task scheduler is broken on the server for some reason so I need a method that uses start menu or some other way.
Chris HInfrastructure ManagerCommented:
TIMEOUT /T 99999 /NOBREAK
TIMEOUT /T 72801 /NOBREAK
shutdown /f /r /t 30

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Dana DIT ConsultantAuthor Commented:
choward16980 thank you for you response. But I have a question. If I add this bat file to the windows startup menu does the administrator need to logon before it will initiate the bat file?
Chris HInfrastructure ManagerCommented:
Yes.  If that's out of the question, you're out of options.
Dana DIT ConsultantAuthor Commented:
ug ok thank you for your help!
Chris HInfrastructure ManagerCommented:
You can issue the command remotely from another server.
Dana DIT ConsultantAuthor Commented:
yes I think I will have to do that. thanks!
Dana DIT ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Thank You!
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