This is a very easy task and most of the system admin knows about it. But, it could be a good guide for the beginner. So today I would like to describe a quick way to schedule restart for Windows Server 2008 R2 (It implies in Server 2012/2008/2003 also).
A quick 4 steps will allow you to schedule or plan for starting server on your environment.
1. Open Task Scheduler from Administrative tools. Once you open it you can create a new task:
2. You can name the task for your easiness. But in security options, change the user account to Built in\Users (optional).
3. In next tab “Triggers” , create a new trigger and schedule on your demand as shown in picture :
4. In tab “Actions” , just provide a action as “Start a program” and then browse it to the shutdown.exe as shown in picture. ” /r ” helps you to restart.
That’s all. Simple, reliable and easy.