A scheduled task is a job scheduled to run at a specific time and frequency and run a specific command on the operational system.

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Linux RT vs 'niceness' priority and preemption

I wanted some clarification on the differences between real-time linux process priority (-99 - -1) and normal user-level 'niceness' (0 - 40) priority, and the effects on scheduling and pre-emption. ...
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Different result from command line prog when run by Task Scheduler

I call the following program from within another command line prog... :: NT_getdate.cmd return yumd-date in var='ymd' @echo on setlocal for /F "tokens=2,3,4 delims=/ " %%g in ('echo.^|date /t') do ...
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Scheduled and recurring email in Outlook? Open Dialog Box error

I have done these instructions Scheduled and recurring email in Outlook? Now when I try to import a calendar for example in Outlook 2016 I get an error that says "a dialog box is open. close it ...
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Use Windows Task Scheduler To Put Windows To Sleep Without Batch File

How can I use Task Scheduler to put Windows 10 to sleep at a specific time without using a batch file?
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how to cancel a scheduled command for CMD

i just scheduled a hibernate command: at 13:00 shutdown /h Is there any command to abort this scheduled operation? shutdown /a didn't work, it said there is no scheduled shutdown. At 12:59 ...
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Run scheduled task from IIS ASP.NET site on Windows Server 2008 R2

A task should be run on a local machine now but it should work also on remote machine later. schtasks /Run /S 123.45.67.89 /U 123.45.67.89\Administrator /P * /I /TN "Name" gives "ERROR: User ...
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How can one prevent a Windows Scheduled Task from being killed upon OS sleep?

I have a Scheduled Task which runs an application upon user logon with the "run with highest privileges" checkbox turned on, so that the application can launch with admin rights. Unfortunately, when ...
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Hyper-Threading (SMT) Affinity and Equality

This question goes out to the Intel gurus that I know are out there. Are both threads on a physical CPU treated equally? As we know, hyper threading on intel CPUs is a system in which each physical ...
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How to connect to a wireless Display adapter automatically through scripts or Task Scheduler?

I am trying to project files to a Samsung TV which has a windows display adapter. I want to automate the entire process. So when the TV is switched on, I want the computer to continuously check for ...
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Windows Task Scheduler running Access using “Run whether user is logged on or not”

My Question: Is there a way to run MS Access from Windows Task Scheduler using the "Run whether user is logged in or not" option? Background: I am experiencing a similar issue to Windows Task ...
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Having trouble with windows 10 task scheduler

I have recently upgraded my windows 8.1 to 10, And now each time I leave my laptop on its own after a few minutes the CPU and Disk usage both go really up due to scheduled tasks. I tried disabling ...
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Stopping a scheduled task with a batch file action doesn't stop the program running in the batch file

I have several scheduled tasks that each execute a (different) batch file. Each batch file calls into the same program, with with separate command line arguments. If I Stop a task while it's running, ...
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Perform Background Tasks in Low Power Mode - Possible?

Is there a way to schedule low power background activities to be performed while a computer is idle, sleeping, or even powered off? Until recently I would have thought the answer was unconditionally ...
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How to schedule windows maintaince utility silently?

I am working as a system administrator, so i have responsibility to maintain each and every system. But our staff is non technical so each and every time i started some system maintenance utility like ...
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Alternative to “Run whether usr logged in or not” with Win7 Task Scheduler

I have a Scheduled Task in Windows 7 that cannot run hidden (Tera Term does not like running hidden, even using .ttl files). That means "Run whether user logged in or not" will not work within the ...
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Sending e-mail via powershell (Net.Mail.SmtpClient or Send-Mailmessage) works, but not when invoked by Task Scheduler

I have done a script to check UPS status, log it and send notification e-mail. Script works fine if run manually, but when executed via Task Scheduler, it does not send the e-mail. It does everything ...
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linux kernel scheduler's load balance acting weird

The machine i’m running on has intel i-7 processor – which has four hyper threaded cores – which means 8 logical cores . I forked 100 identical process that run in an infinite loop doing sqrt() – ...
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A scheduled task running every hour is taking focus away from my games. How do I find which one it is?

Every hour a scheduled task runs that opens a command prompt window for a brief moment, this causes any games I'm playing to lose focus and minimize. While I'm not 100% sure it's a scheduled task, it ...
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Batch - Schtasks Onstart Repeat Interval

Command I'm using: SCHTASKS /Create /SC ONSTART /TN "TaskName" /TR "path" /RU "user" /RP "pass" /RL HIGHEST I'd like to repeat this task every 10 minutes, which would be doable with the /RI flag, ...
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unsplash-wallpaper random in Windows Tasks, but not in background. How to?

I need to start this: unsplash-wallpaper random every hour on my Windows Desktop, but without Windows Command Prompt on Desktop every time. How to start it in background? UPDATE: I tried to ...
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Windows 10: Lock PC on Task Scheduler resumes with Password

Using Systernals Suite from Microsoft I have my PC auto-logon automatically, however I want it to lock it immediately (so it's safe but all the software is actually starting up in the background). I ...
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Restarting an application upon its closing

I'd like to turn some Windows (7, 8, 10) PCs into indie arcade setups for an event. I really want it to be fool proof. Plugging in controllers and launching a game is easy enough, but games have exit ...
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Set up Task Scheduler tasks under Local Account in Windows 10 - incorrect password

I have a PC running Windows 10. I used to use a local account to log on. The local account is a member of the local Administrators group. Recently I changed to use the Microsoft account authentication ...
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A task inside my windows task scheduler will cause my server to stop responding

I have the following AppPoolActivation.ps1 file, to call a URL :- [System.Net.ServicePointManager]::ServerCertificateValidationCallback = {$true} $request = ...
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Task Scheduler won't allow re-use of task names from older, auto-deleted tasks that were created with the /Z switch

While trying to get this to work I created several scheduled tasks with the /Z switch which, according to documentation is... A value that marks the task to be deleted after its final run. I was ...
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How can I retrieve the status of a scheduled task using schtasks?

When I run this: schtasks.exe /query /tn "GoogleUpdateTaskMachineUA" I get this: Folder: \ TaskName Next Run Time Status ...
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How to disable a windows schedule task in Windows 10 using the utility schtasks?

How can I disable a schedule task in Windows 10? They suggested me to use /disable but apparently and that option is already gone in Windows 10 and was available in the previous versions of Windows. ...
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Windows Task Scheduler - run a task once a day at log on

I am trying to set up a schedule task to run an exe exactly once a day. I have tried the following: Trigger daily 4:00AM, "run task as soon as possible after a scheduled start is missed" This ...
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Ensuring Cron Jobs are called from within the Server

Here is the information about my development environment: Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard 64-bit Operating System, x64-based processor Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2013 .NET Framework 4.0 ...
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Is there a way to schedule windows 10 connection to internet

I need my computer be reconnected to internet after some hours from now for example, while I disconnect it manually, how should I set it to connect to the same wifi network after some hours ? I ...
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Bat file doesn't log when running from task scheduler?

I made a bat file which restarts 2 services, and I have it run in task scheduler. If I run the bat file normally, I can see it logging in current directory as the bat file. But if I run it through ...
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Create schedule task from xml file by batch file

I have a schedule task in my test machine. Test machine is win 7. I export the task in xml and I am trying to create a new similar schedule task as i will have to create same schedule task on more ...
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Access denied on deleting task I created from schtasks

I am using Windows 7 as a user without admin privileges (with no chance to change this situation). I have quite a long list of tasks, which are actively managed (I'm adding, deleting and rescheduling ...
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Windows Server 2012: how to automate the dump and zip of a MySQL database

I am using a Windows Server 2012. I need to perform a dump of my database every two hours and zip the SQL generated file. The zip file must have this syntax: nameOfFile_date_hour.zip. I don't need ...
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How to get Windows 10 to understand Scheduled Tasks?

I've got a short vbs script that I need to run daily. Here is the vbs script: Dim URL URL = "C:\Users\jp2code\Coding\DailyEmail.html" Dim objShell set objShell = CreateObject("Shell.Application") ...
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Run batch job periodically after a process has terminated

I used FreeFileSync to create a batch job to backup my Firefox profile and I'm not sure how to run it periodically (every hour or so) or after Firefox has been closed. FreeFileSync's website ...
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How do I print the dates in an autosys extended calendar?

I have an Extended Calendar that is used by several autosys jobs. What is the command to print out the dates that this calendar contains?
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Make PC wake up using task scheduler in Win 10 from sleep

In Win 10 Pro, I have used task scheduler to make my PC go to sleep (not hibernate) at night, which works fine. But I am trying to get my PC to wake itself up in the morning, but no luck here. I have ...
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Windows 10 does not wake on schedule

I recently upgraded a Win7 media server to Windows 10 pro. I have a scheduled task to wake the server at a specified time; however it no longer works in Windows 10. It worked perfectly fine in 7. ...
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Customize Windows Task Scheduler

I have a script that I want to execute using Task Scheduler at certain intervals that are different: I want it to run every hour in the day time (between 8 AM and 11 PM) I want it to run every 10 ...
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How to login a user from batch?

I'm looking for a way to login a user at a certain time of the day (for example 3 o'clock, when I'm most certainly not logged in), take some screenshot and then logout. As you can see from my ...
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Taking screenshots when I'm not logged in

I'm looking to take several screenshots from an application at a certain time of the day (let's say 3 o'clock, when I'm certainly not logged in) . Currently I'm using NirCmd to take the screenshots, ...
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Warning when starting an app [windows automation]

I have two . exe application that conflict eachother ( App_A and App_B). I want to warn the user when he launch App_B if App_A is already running. ps: the warning message must really open before ...
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Delay a scheduled task after locking PC?

I'm trying to setup a delayed scheduled task that kicks off once the PC is locked. The action will be to put the PC to sleep. Right now I have it set to "delay task for 1 hour", and I also have a ...
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Reverse scheduled tasks script

I have run the following .cmd file and I do not like it and want to completely reverse the changes. How would I do this without losing the original information about triggers/conditions etc. ? @echo ...
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Is there a way to quickly delete/disable ALL scheduled Tasks?

Windows 7 (and newer versions) come with a large amount of pre-configured scheduled Tasks. Additionally various software sometimes adds more scheduled Tasks in the system. Is there a way to disable ...
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windows 7 schedule wifi or script wifi enabled/disabled

I would like to be able to enable and disable my wireless connection automatically either through some sort of scheduled task or some simple script that I could cobble together. I'm on windows 7 and ...
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Win Server 2008 r2 - Task Scheduler run groovy script

I have created a Batch-file MyBatchFile.bat with the following content: groovy SomeScript.groovy So in a nutshell: the Batch-file simply runs a Groovy-Script. When I double click the ...
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What are the arguments for shutdown.exe in Windows Task Scheduler?

I'm trying to use Windows Task Scheduler to automatically shut down my Windows 7 computer every day at a specific time. While there are a lot of tutorials on how to do this, none of them give a list ...
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Pass null arguments into a scheduled task xml file

I am trying to run a batch file when some specific events occurs and I want to pass some null arguments to one of my tasks. The problem is that I don't know how. I have tried a lot of combinations ...