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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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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Back up a database nightly [migrated]

Question: Is it possible to automate the process of coping a full database every night into the development database on the same server? Software: Windows Server, SQL, SQL Server Management Studio, ...
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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 ...
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Error while running scheduled task in login restricted user

I am using schtask to create scheduled tasks in windows. schtasks /create /RU "User name" /RP password /sc ONSTART /tn "task name" /tr "files to execute" The scheduled task is set to run under a ...
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windows schedule command to run regularly

I apologize if this has been covered elsewhere or even in the MS docs, but I haven't found my answer yet. I have a program on my PATH, lets call it myprog.exe. All I want to do is configure my ...
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Task Scheduler don't run task action script

head to Plan C anyway How to setup a task scheduler to run, effectively, a .bat which runs a .ps1 script (closes firefox, wait 3 seconds and enter suspend mode) or directly run the .ps1 whichever ...
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Time Schedule for Internet access at router level based on MAC Address

Complete newbie here. I have a Huawei HG658c (Standard Vodafone Ireland) router and I am looking to set a Time Schedule for internet access to certain devices (Kids) on my network, also I currently ...
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Mercurial pull across network drive in powershell script from scheduled task

So I previously had this question: Mapped Drive inaccessible from Windows Scheduled task in which I discovered how to get access to a drive a python script I was running needed to put files in. I ...
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Schedule Shutdown when visual studio completes building a project

I used task scheduler for shutdown after a fix time but I want to know how to create a task in windown 7 so that it will shut down system when visual studio will complete building a project.
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FileMaker Pro 13 Advanced and Windows Server 2008 R2?

What do we not understand about interaction between FileMaker Pro 13 Advanced and Windows Server 2008 R2? The problem to solve: At unpredictable intervals (perhaps averaging 3-5 days), the FileMaker ...
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schtasks - Why doesn't this work?

I type this into cmd or in a batch script: schtasks /change /RP user_password /TN "existing_task" /ST H:M If /ST H:M has two digits in the hour it says ERROR: The parameter is incorrect. If /ST ...
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Mapped drive is not accessible, to copy files, using Task Scheduler

On my Windows Server 2008 R2 machine, a batch file is scheduled to run using Task Scheduler. For some reason, only a portion of the commands in the batch file are executed; Some MS DOS commands are ...
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Find out what is starting firefox on windows starup [duplicate]

Something set up firefox on windows machine to start and go to certain url as user logins into system. In process explorer I see, that Firefox is started as "firefox.exe -osint -url "somenastything" ...
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CMD option to exit OneDrive

I am running OneDrive sync by creating scheduled tasks in Windows Task Scheduler. I have two tasks, one to start OneDrive's desktop app and the other kills it. I am currently using taskkill to get ...
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How can I do an Automatic Shut Down after a Windows Defender Virus Scan? Would the Task Scheduler be involved?

I was wondering how I could possibly have my computer automatically shut itself down when Windows Defender is done doing a virus scan. I usually do it at night because I have a Slow CPU and a lot of ...
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Windows task scheduler not triggering a task on Windows 10

I have a task that is supposed to run a script I made, every 10 minutes, but it just doesn't seem to trigger it. In the task scheduler it says that next run time is in 10 minutes, but when the time ...
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Run uninstall script when user reboots computer

I have a script and I've created as Task in Task Scheduler to run the script that will uninstall a program. The trigger I am using is, On Event> System>WinLogon>Event ID 1074 (I've used ID 7002 as ...
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Setting a scheduled task in Windows 10

I'm trying to set up wallpaper for my Windows 10 laptop. Basically, what should happen is the wallpaper should change to another (specific) image exactly on the hour. To do this, I downloaded this ...
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Can't wake up Windows 10 machine with task scheduler

I have successfully set up sleep and wake up tasks for Windows 7 that have functioned correctly for more than a month. After a upgrade to Windows 10 the wake up task has ceased working. I have tried ...
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Task Scheduler ignores next run time

So I have a very weird problem. In Task Scheduler, I've setup my application to run every 15th minute. I've made sure to have all the correct settings and it runs under my credentials (entered a ...
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Can I assume that Task scheduler service will always be running on windows machine?

The requirement is to run an executable periodically in windows. So I assumed it will be better to do it by creating a task in task scheduler. But I am afraid for any reason will the task scheduler ...
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Run .vbs from Task Scheduler. VBS should execute an .exe via shell

I would not be posting if I had tried the plethora of possible solutions that have been posted about this previously. I have developed a piece of software, which using a .vbs file (exporter.vbs) ...
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Create Automate Task on Windows 10 with download and search in PDF

I want to create an Automate Task to hourly download a PDF from a specific URL and then search for certain text like "6256896" and then if there was the text inside the PDF,notifies me for example ...
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Task Scheduler Run after every 2 days?

I have set up Task Scheduler to run an exe after every 2 days. I have set trigger to recur every 2 days, What I am seeing in Log that exe ran on 2015-09-07 and then 2015-09-09. But Next run time is ...
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Controlling Windows 10 update time

I am connected to an Internet connection that is free of charge from 1 o'clock to 7 in the morning and want to schedule this in windows 10. it means I want to set task scheduler to set my WiFi metered ...
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Run a scheduled task that can update the desktop background wallpaper without causing a foreground flash?

I like how certain Windows themes rotate through various images, but I also like to use BgInfo to write out various machine info to the desktop wallpaper image. I created a customized BGI file and ...
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How to open a URL with credentials from Windows Task Scheduler

Every week I need to open a URL which will download a excel sheet. I need to login with my network credentials every time I open URL. I need schedule this task in Task Scheduler. I have written a ...