auto restart

mkramer777 used Ask the Experts™
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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How quickly do you notice that it has stopped? Can you start it using a scheduled task?


How would a scheduled task know to run the task when the program has stopped?
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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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?
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.


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?
No - in the scheduled task trigger, you can specify that the task repeats every 1 hours


Worked perfectly.  Thanks!

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