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How to setup a scheduled automated reboot of Ditto Windows Receiver

Setting up an automated scheduled reboot of Ditto Windows Receivers can help with networking issues, power outages, and refreshing the Ditto Windows Receiver network connection. 

The Ditto Windows Reciever will need to be set to launch at login to ensure the Ditto Windows Receiver launches after the automated reboot. You can follow the steps below to set up this process. 

Setting up the Ditto Windows Receiver to Launch at Login

Step 1: Log in to the Ditto Account Portal, navigate to Receivers and select the Ditto Windows Receiver you wish to automate

Step 2: Open the Settings menu for the Ditto Windows Receiver.  

Step 3: Check the box for Launch at Login, then select Save Receiver. 

Setting up the Automated Reboot in Task Scheduler on the Windows PC 

Step 1: Open Task Scheduler 

Step 2: Select Task Scheduler Library, then select New Folder. 

Step 3: Name the New Folder

Step 4: Select Create Basic Task in the righthand menu

Step 5: Name the Basic Task and select Next.

Step 6: Select how often to perform this automation on the PC and select Next. 

Step 7: Select the Start Date and Time to perform the Task, then select Next.

Step 8: Select Start a Program, then select Next. Step 9: Enter Shutdown /r into the Program/script box, then select Next. 

Please note: a single space will need to be included when entering Shutdown /r

Step 10: Select Yes in the popup box asking if you want to run the shutdown.

Step 11: Select Finish in the Summary menu

Step 12: The Task will need to be configured for Windows 10. You can right-click on the task or select Properties in the Selected Item menu on the lower right side of the Task Scheduler to open the Properties menu for this Task. At the bottom of the General section, you can adjust the Configure for setting to Windows 10. 

Once this is completed, the Ditto Windows Receiver can automatically reboot at a scheduled time of your choosing.

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