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Re^2: using TaskScheduler to reboot Win32 machine

by ethrbunny (Monk)
on Jul 12, 2007 at 03:41 UTC ( #626134=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: using TaskScheduler to reboot Win32 machine
in thread using TaskScheduler to reboot Win32 machine

Nice catch. That was biting me in the rear all afternoon.

Oddly enough - it appears quoted correctly in the task scheduler but when 'run' it doesn't seem to work. It doesn't give any errors like before ("can't start", etc) though. Hmph.


Comment on Re^2: using TaskScheduler to reboot Win32 machine
Re^3: using TaskScheduler to reboot Win32 machine
by Rabbi Bob (Scribe) on Jul 12, 2007 at 11:10 UTC
    Have you checked for the last system message after the call from within Perl? That might tell if you if it's running at all and help determine the issue

    print "SysMsg - " . Win32::FormatMessage(Win32::GetLastError());

    Also, anything in the event log after you attempt the run?

    On the Windows side: I assume user/pass is a static account that will never change? Otherwise if you have a rotating password scheme for security in place, this will haunt you later in a bad way!
      backticks - `command`
      Got it working. The problem was a space in the first param to InitiateSystemShutdown. It was trying to find a machine called '<space here>' instead of the local box.
        Great! Congrats

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