You have a good point suggesting people to live with the reality of the current situation, yet I believe this discussion is about finding ways to improve on flaws of most widely used OS in the business environment.
Shutdown.exe is a good tool to restart a computer, but lets consider another method. Most business users do not have their PCs run anything when they are not at work. Why not save electricity and improve lifespan of machines by actually powering the computers off. For majority of users this makes more sence than scheduling automatic reboots.
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