auto restart

I have an executable program that stops every once in awhile.  Then I have to double click it to start again.  Is there a way to auto restart this program?  It is on a windows 2012 server.  It does not have a service to start it.
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Chris MillardCommented:
How quickly do you notice that it has stopped? Can you start it using a scheduled task?
mkramer777Author Commented:
How would a scheduled task know to run the task when the program has stopped?
Chris MillardCommented:
Your scheduled task could be to run a batch file which first of all checks to see if the executable is already running, and if not, starts it...

Set the task to run as often as you want / need
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mkramer777Author Commented:
Without reading everything on the link, what part can I copy and paste as a batch file that will start the executable if it sees it is not started?
Chris MillardCommented:
OK. Supposing you wanted to check for Outlook running, and if not then you wanted to start it. This is a batch file that I have created (and just tested):-

@echo off
tasklist /FI "IMAGENAME eq outlook.exe" 2>NUL | find /I /N "outlook.exe">NUL
if "%ERRORLEVEL%"=="0" goto programisrunning
start "" "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\root\Office16\OUTLOOK.EXE"
echo Program Is Running

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Save this code as something.cmd and then create a scheduled task to run that cmd file as often as you need.

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mkramer777Author Commented:
I got it to work.  How would I set a schedule to run the task every hour?  Do I need to create a task for each hour?
Chris MillardCommented:
No - in the scheduled task trigger, you can specify that the task repeats every 1 hours
mkramer777Author Commented:
Worked perfectly.  Thanks!
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