win_reboot – Reboot a windows machine¶
Reboot a Windows machine, wait for it to go down, come back up, and respond to commands.
For non-Windows targets, use the reboot module instead.
If a shutdown was already scheduled on the system,
win_rebootwill abort the scheduled shutdown and enforce its own shutdown.
Beware that when
win_rebootreturns, the Windows system may not have settled yet and some base services could be in limbo. This can result in unexpected behavior. Check the examples for ways to mitigate this.
The connection user must have the
SeRemoteShutdownPrivilegeprivilege enabled, see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security/threat-protection/security-policy-settings/force-shutdown-from-a-remote-system for more information.
- name: Reboot the machine with all defaults win_reboot: - name: Reboot a slow machine that might have lots of updates to apply win_reboot: reboot_timeout: 3600 # Install a Windows feature and reboot if necessary - name: Install IIS Web-Server win_feature: name: Web-Server register: iis_install - name: Reboot when Web-Server feature requires it win_reboot: when: iis_install.reboot_required # One way to ensure the system is reliable, is to set WinRM to a delayed startup - name: Ensure WinRM starts when the system has settled and is ready to work reliably win_service: name: WinRM start_mode: delayed # Additionally, you can add a delay before running the next task - name: Reboot a machine that takes time to settle after being booted win_reboot: post_reboot_delay: 120 # Or you can make win_reboot validate exactly what you need to work before running the next task - name: Validate that the netlogon service has started, before running the next task win_reboot: test_command: 'exit (Get-Service -Name Netlogon).Status -ne "Running"'
Common return values are documented here, the following are the fields unique to this module:
The number of seconds that elapsed waiting for the system to be rebooted.
True if the machine was rebooted.