When performing software upgrades on corporate PC's, I usually write a script to reboot 100 PC's at a time so they'll pick up the new software (we use group policy) using the "shutdown" command. Works great.
Now the desktop support group is wanting to further lock down our corporate PCs by disabling the "remote registry" and "server" services. This causes the shutdown command to no longer function.
What options will I have for mass-rebooting of PC's once this change is made? Any recommendations?
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there are deployment systems like SMS, altiris etc. that'll do this, probably other utilities as well. they should not shut down those svcs without having a replacement, a la SMS. Unless they want to do all the reboots for you manually [;)]
Answered 11/14/2006 by: aogilmor
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Hi Jamie,
have a look at this free piece of software:
Maybe that just does what you are looking for.
Regards, Nick
Answered 11/15/2006 by: nheim
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