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The Windows AT command has an "every" parameter, which can take days of the week, and a "time" parameter specifying the time of day, however I'd like to run a command every 5 minutes. Any way to do this? I've looked at some similar questions, but nothing gives an actual example of the command line syntax for this.

I'm running Windows 7. Thanks!

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Answer to your question is no, but on the other hand you can use even better utility called schtasks.

This should be up every 5min

schtasks /create /tn "CLICKCLACK" /tr tiktak.bat /sc minute /mo 5

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Awesome! Much better than the old AT command. –  Mike Christensen Nov 15 '12 at 17:27
    
Oh one issue with this is it pops up a command prompt on the screen every 5 minutes, which is kinda annoying. Any way to get it to run the command silently? It's just a console program (EXE) I'm running. –  Mike Christensen Nov 15 '12 at 17:31
    
Run with /RU as another user should help OR here is another solution superuser.com/questions/195249/… –  week Nov 15 '12 at 17:37
    
The VBS wrapper works.. Good enough for now! Thanks.. –  Mike Christensen Nov 15 '12 at 17:41

You can create a Scheduled Task that is configured a job every five minutes. For example, I used the Task Scheduler tool to create a simple job that repeats every five minutes. If you want to use an interval that isn't available on the drop-down list, you can use the schtasks command, with which you can specify an interval in whole minutes.

Detailed information about the Task Scheduler: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc721871.aspx

Detailed information about the schtasks command: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc725744.aspx

Here, I'm displaying the properties of the task with the schtasks command:

C:\>schtasks /query /v /tn Test /fo list

Folder: \
HostName:                             MyComputer
TaskName:                             \Test
Next Run Time:                        11/15/2012 12:30:07 PM
Status:                               Ready
Logon Mode:                           Interactive/Background
Last Run Time:                        N/A
Last Result:                          1
Author:                               DOMAIN\user
Task To Run:                          xcopy c:\temp\file1.txt c:\temp\files2.txt /Y
Start In:                             N/A
Comment:                              N/A
Scheduled Task State:                 Enabled
Idle Time:                            Disabled
Power Management:                     Stop On Battery Mode, No Start On Batteries
Run As User:                          SYSTEM
Delete Task If Not Rescheduled:       Enabled
Stop Task If Runs X Hours and X Mins: 24:00:00
Schedule:                             Scheduling data is not available in this format.
Schedule Type:                        Daily
Start Time:                           N/A
Start Date:                           N/A
End Date:                             N/A
Days:                                 Every 1 day(s)
Months:                               N/A
Repeat: Every:                        0 Hour(s), 5 Minute(s)
Repeat: Until: Time:                  None
Repeat: Until: Duration:              24 Hour(s), 0 Minute(s)
Repeat: Stop If Still Running:        Disabled
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