...I just re-read your post and realised you are not using the script. I am unsure if there will be any effect of running the start command when the service is already running. Probably not, but I guess you will know for sure after it runs for a few days.
Matthew, Thanks so much for all this help, this been going on for a while and at least now we might have a soultion. Thanks again for all the help.. I will try to update here in the future if it continues to work out..
I just created the task in the task scheduler to run every hour gave it the highest privileges and then exported the task to the other computers and added it so they are all the same.. seems to work very well as a workaround to make sure it always runs..
there must be an error in your script because I added it as you said and they do show it he task manager but fail to work. What I did instead was to just create a task to start the Host every hour to insure that it is working and that works.. Great Idea you had, not sure why the script isnt working but hay it gave me a idea that helped. I just hope that the triggering to start the host does not create a problem if its already running?
We have been forced to run dual remote access applications on all systems to account for when RU does not start the host. It is very frequent in my case, and it is not limited only to reboots after a windows update. Regular reboots where no updates take place [Such as on Server 2008 R2 machines] result in this behavior too.
We have a little shy of 500 hosts in our network, so it is common for us to not realise that a host has not started right after a reboot.
It seems that RU needs a watchdog service that can restart the host if it is not running. Although it is another moving part, maybe a simple service of this type would be able to keep the host online.
That is exactly what is happening us too.. you are 100% correct , it needs a watchdog to insure it is running...You said it perfect..
Could you please send us the latest Host log files along with the Windows Event logs and the Host registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Usoris\Remote Utilities Host\ fr om a few Host machines wh ere the issue have re-occurred? You can send the files to [email protected] as usual. In addition, please specify the exact name of the Windows Update that was installed on the machines in question.
Looking forward to your reply.
I sent the files you requested for just one of the computers and included the event log for the 24 hours when I know it happen.. thanks