Remove scheduled reboot via GPO

jfesler
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GPO - reboot computers

What did I do wrong?

I wanted all computers to reboot at 5:05 on Friday, a particular week.

I created a GPO for a reboot and applied it to the domain, reboot happened as planned.  I then removed the Policy from the domain, it still resides in Group Policy Objects.

Here is what I did not expect....  Next Friday at 5:05, all computers reboot again.  Do I need a GPO to cancel the previous scheduled reboot?  I changed the time of the reboot in the GPO, will that do anything?
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Hayes JupeIT Director

Commented:
so I assume you are using a scheduled task within GP prefs in the GPO?

if yes, change the create/update to a delete

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Commented:
You are correct, using update in Scheduled Tasks.  Will changing the time apply the change?

Changing the time and applying it to the domain?
IT Director
Commented:
Yes, as long as the mode is set to "update" and not create, it will update the existing task.

I don't think applying the GPO at the domain level is a great idea - perhaps you could apply it at a lower level OU

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Commented:
Thank you!  I will apply it to specific OU's.

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