Windows 10: Scheduling a Routine Restart Windows 10 Pro Solved

  1.    12 Jun 2016 #1

    Scheduling a Routine Restart Windows 10 Pro

    I've been searching through the threads and haven't found one yet that solves my problem so I'm hopeful someone will know how to do this simply for Windows 10 (Pro).
    I have preconfigured the Windows update to only allow for a restart when no users are logged on (which is pretty much never since I use the PC as a server and there's always at least the sysadmin logged on to the box).

    I would like to schedule a routine restart of all services weekly (say Sunday morning at 3:30 am). Regardless of my reasons or the justification for doing this, I am looking for a solution.

    Should I put a job in batch through PowerShell?
    Is there some other scripting chronological job scheduler that I'm missing (that exists under Windows Server installs)?

    Scratching my head for a solution that must be right in front of me and I'm must not seeing it...
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  2.    12 Jun 2016 #2

    You just want to restart the services, not the operating system, correct? See if the instructions here help. >
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  3.    12 Jun 2016 #3

    Thx bookfox, this is a good approach and could work for most sevices. One draw back is if I need to start most services (20-30 of them) this will end up in a long script, though not really a problem.
    I'm looking for a "best" approach to restart all, which may be to restart the server/pc altogether. Thoughts?
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       12 Jun 2016 #4

    Just restarting services will not do much, since windows update needs to replace system files. Restart is preferable.
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  5.    12 Jun 2016 #5

    I agree with Tairiku. Best to restart the whole PC.
    I posted my suggestion because of your comment about having configured Windows Update to not restart while someone was logged on, and had assumed you wanted it done in such a way that you didn't have to reboot the PC.
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  6. DavidE's Avatar
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       12 Jun 2016 #6


    Open a CMD (Command Prompt) window and run this command:

    shutdown /?

    Maybe you can create a bat file or script to do a forced shutdown/restart.
    Then set up a scheduled task to run that.
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