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What's the best way on a Windows machine to run some sort of script every n minutes?

I've googled around and read that Windows Scheduler is best avoided.

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You might want to say why you think Windows Scheduler isn't appropriate for you. –  Dave Webb Dec 8 '09 at 9:20
    
The only answer I really have to that is based on my googling. I've read that Windows Scheduler is unreliable. I may be off the mark? –  Jamie Dixon Dec 8 '09 at 9:22
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@Jamie - can you add a link or two to the information you've found. I've never had problems with Windows Scheduled Tasks, so I'd like to know more. –  ChrisF Dec 8 '09 at 9:43

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It would be helpful if you say what the problems are with Windows scheduler - It works VERY well and I would use it.

Simply go in to Task Scheduler / Scheduled Tasks and set up a new one, It is very easy to set and use.

If you say what version of Windows you are you using, I can post some pictures and further help.

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You could use cygwin cron.

Edit: Or pycron.

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The free System scheduler from Splinterware can do that.

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