What is the proper way to to automatically reboot a Windows Server?
I started this little venture maybe 15-20 years ago. All Windows Servers need to be rebooted every other week to keep them running right. I started out using a little utility called "Power Off" to schedule reboots on Sundays. It got to be too big of a pain. Mondays were horrible. The servers rebooted but there were several problems. Something about automatically rebooting that is different from the normal Start=>Shutdown=Restart. So many problems I gave up and went back to manually rebooting them.
Fast forward 20 years.... I started using a MSP program called Ninja. It has a feature to reboot at a given time. I tried it and nothing has changed. Mondays are horrible. Backups don't run, VSS errors, DNS fails to start, etc, etc. The fix is the same. I have to to a Start=Shutdown=>Restart to get things working right again. So.... am I the only one that wants to automate the rebooting of Servers? Why isn't there a way to do an automated Start=>Shutdown=>Restart when things actually come back properly?