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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Reminders in Windows

I want to have a reminder to come up on my customers computers for them to call me every 90 days. I used the built in Windows task scheduler and they start calling me at different times saying they ...
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Mapped Drive inaccessible from Windows Scheduled task

I am working with python 2.7.9 (64 bit) and windows server 2012 R2 I am trying to set up a windows scheduled task to run a lengthy python script every day. I've managed to by calling the python from ...
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Cron expression hour 1/12

I'm looking at a system where someone added a cronjob which schedule is like this: 0 1/12 * * * doSomething More commonly, if the hours part in the schedule were */12 then it would execute every 12 ...
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How to use Task Scheduler to open an elevated Powershell window and run SFC and DISM in Windows 10

I have a scheduled Task where an Admin Command Prompt opens up and runs SFC and DISM. Here are the actions I entered in the "Action" tab of Task Scheduler: Program/script: %windir%\system32\cmd.exe ...
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How to prevent windows updating the UpdateOrchestrator\Reboot task?

What process is creating the Microsoft\Windows\UpdateOrchestrator\Reboot task? A solution to prevent laptop to start suggested here was to create an scheduled task that uncheck "wake to run" task ...
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Schedule a batch to ping at system startup and check if it's running from task manager

using system scheduler on win 2012R2 I would run the following bat file: echo %DATE%_%TIME% >> C:\test\testschedule.txt timeout /T 300 /NOBREAK start ping 8.8.8.8 -t start ping ...
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Get-CimInstance not working when run from Scheduled Task

I have a Powershell script that exports a list of all the services on my local computer using the following command: Get-CimInstance win32_service | Export-Csv $PSScriptRoot\Local\services.csv It ...
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How to prevent Windows 10 waking from sleep when traveling in bag?

I am not turning laptop off, but rather putting into hibernation, as it starts much faster and I can continue working without starting all apps again. It was working long time from Windows XP to ...
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How to stop Windows 10 from autostarting apps?

Windows 10 has been autostarting calculator, weather, movies & tv, store, xbox, and photos usually after login. It isn't in the task manager autostart list or in the task scheduler. Any help is ...
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What is CPU utilization and how is it calculated, how does OS scheduling work?

I studied x86_64 assembly language, somewhere in my studies I learned that the CPU cannot stop doing stuff, it must constantly run/execute something. Question 1) I am wondering then, how come there ...
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How can I copy a scheduled task from a dead Windows to new Windows

My old computer died (hardware fault) and I had to reinstall everything on a new machine. All harddisks are intact and the old system disk is available as F: in my new machine. In the old system I ...
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Windows 7 scheduled task stops working after changing windows password

I have a scheduled task that triggers every hour. It runs as a service, meaning it's marked with "Run whether user is logged on or not". Because of my company's security policy I have to change my ...
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How can a process run from a command line without specifying a drive letter before the path?

The Synaptics Touchpad Helper runs at user logon as a scheduled task. The command line configured to run the executable is... "\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe" As you may assume, it is ...
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List of arguments for scheduled task

When you edit the action of a Scheduled Task, there's the option of "Add arguments". The software I use right now has the argument -cp .\Acquisition.Jar et.EPC I've been googling for a while and ...
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Can I automate an audio playlist to play at certain times, in a desired order?

I currently use Windows Task Scheduler to play certain playlists at certain times of the day/week, which we broadcast online as part of scheduled programming. Each time the task executes, it opens the ...
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Search Task Scheduler Library

I've inherited a server with several hundred scheduled tasks. There's no consistent naming scheme, so finding some particular task that performs some particular action is rather tedious. Is there any ...
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Dynamically generate email messages for Windows Task Scheduler

My business scenario is as follows: My task's first action is to run a program that creates a log file. I would like to add the content of this file (or parts of it) to the body of the email that's ...
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Possible causes of web page opening at same time every day?

My general question is, what would cause my Windows 7 PC to open a web page automatically at the same time every day, or, what can I check to find out why this is happening? (And therefore be able to ...
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Problems with Windows Task Scheduler (Constantly restarting task)

I'm trying to configure OpenVPN to automatically start and connect on login. For the most part, my setup works however it starts, goes, and then restarts. This continues forever. Also, the status of ...
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SLURM allows jobs using more CPUs than requested to start

The problem I am facing with SLURM can be summarized as follows. Consider a bash script test.sh that requests 8 CPUs but actually starts a job using 10 CPUs: #!/bin/sh #SBATCH --ntasks=8 stress -c 10 ...
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How to run a program normally with admin privilleges not as a background process using Task Scheduler?

I have looked through other questions in superuser and online and they all seem to suggest using Task Scheduler for what I want to do. Simply, I want to run my program at STARTUP or Boot with admin ...
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schtasks set “If the tasks is not scheduled to run again, delete it after:”

I've googled and seached super user for this but haven't found anything. I wan to set the option "If the tasks is not scheduled to run again, delete it after:" using schtasks, or if thats not possible ...
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oracle AQ for scheduled jobs

We have a process that currently uses the Oracle DBMS_SCHEDULER to execute. The process runs every time the backend receives data from an external device. The Oracle scheduler is set up such that a ...
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Using a curl scheduled task in windows

I am using the following command in a scheduled task in windows to update my IP to the free Dynamic DNS service called EntryDNS: curl.exe -k -X PUT -d "" "Their url API string here" The problem I am ...
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Every 5 min cron job between specific time (Windows server 2008 and batch file)

Previous colleague set up cron job every 5 min for 24 hrs. Now I need to modify this only running between 7am to 7pm. I had never learned cron job so I googled and tried but it didn't work. Task ...
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Win7 scheduled task ignoring net use saved credentials

On Win7 64 Pro, I have a batch file that runs net use to map a network share from my server over OpenVPN. The batch file doesn't have the username or password stored in it, it uses the user ...
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scheduling with cronjob to run the php file for only one time

How do I run the php file only once using the cron jobs. i.e., to schedule task to work on 20/06/2015 10:30:00 I tried something like this : 30 10 20 6 ? 2015 /usr/bin/php ...
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Assign number values to certain letters in Excel or OpenOffice

I'd like like to know how to assign to some letters a number value for a monthly Hospital schedule. For example: N for night = 12h M for morning = 6h P for afternoon = 6h CS for day off = 6h R for ...
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Task Scheduler missing daily tasks for just 2 days. Why?

I have configured Windows 7 task scheduler to run a daily task at 12:01 AM. It has to start our reporting program that maintains the internal log of its own. It's been working really good since March ...
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Delete scheduled taskname containing space

I want to delete scheduled tasks that start with "Adobe Acrobat" eg "Adobe Acrobat 123","Adobe Acrobat 456","Adobe Acrobat 789" schtasks /Delete /TN Adobe* /F This command fails to find any tasks ...
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Disallow task scheduler to start computer

My computer started itself at exactly 9:41pm the last 3 days. And I had the same thing happening at 3:00am in the past. It was always some stupid scheduled task. The fact that a scheduled task can ...
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Schedule a task to run before a service starts

I would like to ensure that a task runs before a particular service is started. (The service is "automatic"). Is there any way to do this? I could schedule a task to run on startup, and just pray. ...
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Windows Task Scheduler Run Task at 7am everyday even after reboot

I have a program will run continuously for 12 hours from 7am to 7pm. I have enabled it to run at 7am every day and stop it by 7pm by using windows task scheduler. It works fine except that if I ...
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Program run with Task Scheduler doesn't work properly (create file)

I have a Ruby program compiled as an .exe. It checks a website for some data, and stores it in a text file before printing a success message and exiting. When I run the program by double-clicking, it ...
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Not seeing “Accepting Task” popup when accepting task requests

When a user sends a task request, the recipient clicks "accept" and a popup entitled "Accepting Task" should appear giving them the option to either "edit the response before sending" or "send the ...
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Using computer (VLC) as an alarm clock

I found a tutorial for using Task Scheduler to use VLC on my computer as an alarm clock. Essentially, it works as follows: Computer boots automatically in the morning 5 minutes before alarm time Use ...
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Automating a folder backup task (zip, move, then rename according to naming convention)

I am attempting to automate the backup of a folder on a Windows 2003 R2 server (currently a manual process). There are three components to this task: 1) Generate a zip file of the following folder ...
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Windows 7 event for plugging in USB keyboard

I would like to use task scheduler to toggle num lock as I plug or unplug my keyboard from my laptop. I use it equally with and without the external keyboard, so both the default settings are equally ...
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Infinite loop of cron jobs with intermediate output from each job

I have a program that outputs stuff to standard output. I am using cron to schedule it which is fine because I am collecting the stuff that it prints outs via email and do some statistical work on ...
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Robocopy won't work with Task Sheduler in Win7

I need to copy file from server to local disk cca every 5 minutes. Created batch file work fine but from Task scheduler it does nothing. The Batch file looks like this: ...
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Robocopy using souring source and destination pc as shared folders

Scenario: I have 3 pc's on the network. Lets name it A, B and C PC A - used to run robocopy. PC B - has shared folders on the network - source. PC C - has folders onto which files from B are ...
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NGEN is eating up all my disk space

For a couple months now I've woken up every couple days to find my C:\ drive out of space. After some digging I found my C:\Windows\Temp folder was full of 3MB log files -- ~40GB worth, numbering in ...
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Does Task Sheduler trigger fire for each time the task is started?

I have a task with a trigger that says "After triggered, repeat every 5 minutes indefinitely." I had set the task up to run once when it was created and then it repeated every 5 minutes as expected. ...
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How to setup an automatic git commit?

I have a git repository on my hard drive. At a predefined time, such as 11:59 PM every day, I want an automated commit to be made with the current state of the repository (all modified files checked, ...
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Why doesn't my Python script save the file when I use Task Scheduler?

I have a Python script that uses csv.writer to create a csv file. This works fine when I run it from the command line, but no file is created when I run the script using Windows Task Scheduler. The ...
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Schedule task to run monthly with powershell

I'm trying to create a scheduled task with powershell, the task is supposed to run the 10th every month, but I can't figure out how to use New-ScheduledTaskTrigger with a monthly interval. $t4Name = ...
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How to schedule a shutdown after finishing Windows updates without having to use command-line? [duplicate]

This is pretty much a repeat of the question from social.technet.microsoft.com: ...
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schtasks: “ERROR: Access is denied.” when installing xml file

I'm attempting to add a scheduled task from an xml file: schtasks /Create /S myhostname /RU "WORKGROUP\mylogin" /RP "mysecret" /XML F:\path\to\TaskName.xml /TN "TaskName" Which results in: Error: ...
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The selected task “{0}” no longer exists. To see the current tasks, click Refresh

When I start my task scheduler on Windows 7 I get a dialog with the following error: The selected task "{0}" no longer exists. To see the current tasks, click Refresh Also there's a UUID, ...
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windows 2003 task scheduler using session 0 instead of session 1

I have a Scheduled Task running on my Windows 2003 Server. I am logged on as Administrator (using RDP), and the task was created and has permissions as per this user. However, every time it runs, it ...