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Scheduled Reboot of Laptops

Hello -

I tried searching ITNinja but couldn't find the answer I was looking for.  My company would like to have a script scheduled in KACE SMA to do the following:

1.  Send a reboot command that will reboot the laptops at a given time (i.e., 3 hours). 

2.  The script should pop up a message so that the users can see it and they can save their work

3.   A timer that will countdown how many more hours/minutes left before the laptops do the force reboot.  Also, another reminder pop up message 1 hr before the reboot so it will remind them.

4.  If possible, in the script, if there's a way they can bypass for another 4 hours if they don't want it rebooted at the 3 hr mark.


The only script I have is using the shutdown command but it pops up with a reminder 2 minutes before it reboots their laptops.  We would like it to remind in 1 hr.

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This is what we have right now.  I was hoping someone could help me with a script, as I am not very advanced when writing scripts (ps1 or .bat file that are too complicated).


Thank you,


Dinah


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Posted by: dinah.david 9 months ago
Senior White Belt
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Hello,

I just wanted to add that it doesn't have to have a timer but what we need is for the users to get a reminder one hour before the reboot to remind them again.  Also, for them to be able to bypass it for another 4 hours before the reboot becomes mandatory.


Thank you,


Dinah

Posted by: Nico_K 9 months ago
Red Belt
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With the Notify-Message you do really what you want:
Timeout means: how long does it show the popup until it goes into Timeout-Action.
Snooze Duration means: How long does it not annoy the user.

So you can set this with your times.
It follows the following procedure:
1. Popup
2. If OK->Script is running
    If Snooze -> follow the procedure
3. Popup is closed for Snooze Duration time
4. go to 1

Posted by: dinah.david 9 months ago
Senior White Belt
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Thank you for clarifying the order of the procedure.  I was testing it last Friday and was getting confused with the "OK" and "Snooze".
I will give it a try.

Thank you!

Dinah

Posted by: dinah.david 9 months ago
Senior White Belt
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This is complete and I got my answer.  I can't figure out how to mark it complete in here.

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