Is there a way I can create a Scheduled Task to reboot 20+ VMs? I know I can reset a VM individually but was looking for a way to reboot groups of VMs.
Reason I ask is:
I need to push MS patches to about 85 VMs via Update Manager and wanted to schedule a reboot in the event someone is logged into the VMs when the patches are deployed. From what I understand the VM will give the user the option to reboot in which chances are they will not. I want to force a reboot at either the conclusing of the patch or at a later time. Any ideas? I am trying NOT to reboot the host.
Thanks in advance.
You could use
shutdown \\computer -r -t 0
in a batch file from any Windows box - that might be easier. You could also stagger the reboots, so that they don't all happen at the same time.