Having difficulty running Word or Excel as an unattended scheduled task on Windows Server 2008? Does the process keep dying? Here's a simple solution.
I usually hibernate my Windows development PC at the end of the day rather than shutting it down. Although I've saved my work, I've typically got lots of windows open with everything set up the way I want it for the task at hand. It can be days or even weeks between reboots.
But when Windows does an automatic update, it forces me to reboot. It puts up a dialog box saying it will reboot in five minutes unless I click the equivalent of a "snooze" button. This happened the other day, and I missed it because I was looking something up in a book at the time – end result, the computer reboots and I have to spend time getting back to where I was... [Read on to see how I fixed it]