Thanks for the batch file. I was unsuccessful with running this batch file as scheduled tasks. I added STOP at the end of the batch file in the run field for scheduled task. I need to reboot the server after services had been stopped (reboot schedule for windows updates, etc...). I added shutdown -r -f -m -t 300 at the bottom of the script. I may try making it a vbs script and giving that a try.
I had a incorrect variable and has been resolved. Thanks for your help.
The bigger thing to be aware of is - just to make sure it's mentioned - that ideally you should do this at a time when NOTHING is going on with the Core.
Remember that we do stuff like "DB Maintenance" as of 23:00 (per default), and - depending on how big your organisation is - you could be getting vulnerability scans at the most odd hours of the day.
So make sure you identify a time window (To be safe - I'd say 15 minutes? That should give plenty of time eiter way) that'll be generous and in a "guaranteed" quiet-period .
- Paul Hoffmann
LANDesk EMEA Technical Lead