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Topic # 25724 30-Aug-2008 09:28
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Hi,

How can I automatically reboot Vista on a daily basis at a set time each day?  Is this function available within Vista itself, or do I need to download a piece of software to do this for me?

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  Reply # 160845 30-Aug-2008 09:42
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It should be as simple as using Vista's Task Scheduler.



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  Reply # 160846 30-Aug-2008 09:44
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Would you care to be a little more elaborate?  There is no option in there which says "restart Windows", so I'm guessing I'd have to build something.  I don't know how to hence the reason I'm asking here.

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  Reply # 160847 30-Aug-2008 09:52
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Sorry, but I do not have Vista on this machine.

http://www.google.co.nz/search?hl=en&q=schedule+vista+reboot+task&btnG=Google+Search&meta=

The first result there, paragraph should be enough info. You can also add a -t paramater, -t 60 would shut it down in 60 seconds from starting the task.

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  Reply # 160848 30-Aug-2008 09:52
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Should just be a simple matter (hopefully!) of creating a task to launch

c:\windows\system32\shutdown.exe -r

the -r forces a reboot rather than just a shutdown




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  Reply # 160851 30-Aug-2008 10:09
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Thanks guys, this is very helpful.

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