I started this here: https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29176454/GPO-to-schedule-Windows-restarts.html
I have a GPO that uses a Startup script.
The Startup script runs a .bat file.
The .bat file creates a folder in C:\Users\Public\ called Scripts if it doesn't exist.
The .bat file writes a .bat file into Scripts: "reset.bat" which is simply:
The .bat file runs schtask:
schtasks /create /TN "reset" /RU "NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM" /IT /RL HIGHEST /SC DAILY /st 16:00 /TR C:\Users\Public\Scripts\reset.bat
On the initial tests that I ran, it appeared that this was working fine - both on a small group and then on couple of larger groups of computers.
However, in fully deploying the GPO, I now see that a fair number of the added computers have the GPO applied but the .bat file and the scheduled task don't exist.
I'm trying to figure out how to best debug this situation. Adding some kind of logging to the startup script running seems likely. But how? I've not found it.