I need to run a scheduled reboot on about 100 or so computers, some Windows 7, some XP. When I right clci on a laptop I am testing it on to remember what it looks like for the ensre user, it appears to run and says it's successful but the laptop never reboots. I can rightclick-reboot fine from manager console but when a create a reboot task, and place this computer in the task and run it . . . nothing. it shows it is running and then shows successful, just like it would if I issued the reboot command directly. But the laptop never reboots. Can someone tell me why?
Sorry. Confusing you I bet. If I right-clcik on the laptop in manage and choose reboot, it reboots fine. But when I schedule same reboot and run, it appears to run and shows successful. But the computer never reboots.
How did you schedule the reboot; what commands did you use?
I think you are trying to reboot your machine using the "reboot task" available in Patch Manager, but it will work only if your machine has a pending reboot.
If you want to be sure that your machine restarts even if a reboot is not pending, you need to create a package to launch "shutdown.exe -r"
That is what I was trying to do. I really thought I was taught to use this in our training. But you are saying that it will only reboot a computer that has a scheduled reboot pending that is the result of some other LANDesk action?
Well, other than some limited pilot testing, all we have really done is deploy the advanced agent so far. And, if this is true, these machines would have a more recent restart.
So apparently the last start up date is something that is provided in the mini-inventory that is part of the first portion of of the advanced agent and if I checked, I would see that none of these 100 machines have a full scan/full agent yet?