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Should a scheduled task remain in the “Running” state?

I'm new to using the task scheduler and I'm using it to run a batch file provided online when the computer boots. I r-clicked it and told it to run. It did and all is fine, but the Status of the task ...
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Create .bat to do a task at a certain time

I'd like to create a .bat file in Windows 8.1 that does a task (specifically, close a program/kill a process) at a certain time. I usually use the command line (which, I believe, works as a .bat ...
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MP Scheduled Scan starting very late, only during usage

In Windows 8.1, (and, I think, 8, 7, and Server going back to 2008) Windows Defender gets started daily by the MP Scheduled Scan task. It is by default set to run when the computer is not in use and ...
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Shutdown/deallocate VM doesn't work in scheduled task

I created a scheduled task to shuwdown/deallocate itself (it's a VM on Azure) with Powershell. The PowerShell script is: Stop-AzureVM -Name "myvm" -ServiceName "myservice" -Force If the PowerShell ...
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Scheduled task doesn't run when WiFi connects(trigger)

I've created a scheduled task which should enable my hotspot when my wifi connects to a network, only, it doesn't do what it should do. I've tried both basic task and task with: -'Event' as the ...
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121 views

How to get a program to run at startup or logon in Windows 8 - with Administrator privileges - exactly as though app icon was double-clicked?

I have a program - Macro Scheduler - which requires Administrator privileges in order for me to run certain macros I have created. This requires running the application at startup in Administrator ...
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Tasks in new Task Scheduler folders won't run

I created a new folder called "Work Stuff" in the Task Scheduler Library. When I create a task there, it won't run on schedule but I can manually run it. If I create the same task in the top-level ...
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394 views

trying to disable windows task wake computer, get task scheduler service not available

This is a windows 8.1 pc upgraded from 8.0 I've been trying to stop my PC from waking up on it's own. Turns out there are some windows update tasks that are set to wake the pc to run the task ...
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274 views

Windows 8.1 Scheduled Task on Idle Not Waiting for Specified Time

I have created a Scheduled Task to run after 30 minutes of inactivity. Apparently Windows 8 considers the system idle after four minutes of no user activity (see Task Idle Conditions (Windows)). I ...
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Auto maintanence for Windows 8 will not stay disabled

It is imperative that I disable auto maintenance and do it manually because I need access to my PC at odd hours. I thought I had disabled it by going to Schedule Task > Task Scheduler > ...
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Windows 8.1 randomly restarting during sleep

I've had a problem for some time now where my PC will randomly restart while sleeping at odd times. It seems to me based on Event Viewer that something is causing it to wake up while sleeping (maybe ...
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270 views

XML Errors in the Task scheduler

When I open the task scheduler I get a pop up telling me that the XML code contains an incorrect value, badly formatted, out of bounds or a bad node. I get this error for the following tasks: ...
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114 views

Run a script when hibernating Windows 8

I have an EXE file that I need to run immediately before I hibernate my Windows 8 PC, every time. How can I do this? I know I can use the Task Scheduler to accomplish this, but which trigger is best ...
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442 views

Task Scheduler won't start various programs on startup

For example it starts SpeedFan without any problem, and with same settings, or even in the same Task, if I add for example other .exe software like FTP server software Gene6 FTP Server it simply ...
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143 views

Scheduled Task fails with 0x1 on multiple computers

I have configured 3 LAN computers to run scheduled tasks, however on all of them (Windows 7 & Windows 8) the scheduled task will fail with infamous 0x1. The task is set to run, whether user is ...
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Thinkpad Tablet 2 Windows 8 Pro Task Scheduler won't do full resume

I have a problem with the Windows 8 Pro task scheduler on a Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet 2. Before I begin, the process of which I speak works perfectly on Windows 7 Pro on numerous laptops, older tablets, ...
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How to run window-less scheduled task

I've got the following command running as scheduled task in Windows 8 cmd /C copy /Y nul B:\keepalive.txt However, when it runs it opens the command prompt window for fraction of second, and that's ...
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How do I schedule my Windows 8 computer to turn on at specific times?

I have searched on google, and all I found was instructions on how to schedule a shut down. A question on this website - "Can my Windows 8 computer turn on by itself?" - had an answer which said "Most ...
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Scheduled task with custom weekly schedule does not run

I have set up a new task in Task Scheduler (on Windows 8) to run a batch file and set the task to run each week day at 7:40 AM. The task never runs (automatically). Next Run Time shows the correct ...
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Task Scheduler Settings in Windows 8

What does the checkbox in the following screenshot do? From Microsoft: If task fails, restart every: Use this setting to restart a task if the task fails to run (the last run result of ...
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197 views

Wake screen after scheduled task wakes computer

Trying to create an alarm of sorts. Task runs fine, computer wakes up from sleep fine, but the screen's black till there's user input. Anyway I can get the screen to light up upon waking?
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229 views

Auto backup photos to network drive

My wife's ultrabook is getting full of pictures. I have a NAS that all our pictures are on. What I want to do is store EVERY picture on the NAS (easy) but keep all the photos from the last 12 months ...
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Automated git pull on Windows 8 as system

I have installed msysgit for windows 8. I am attempting to automate a git pull every 5 minutes. I am using scheduled tasks to run a script I wrote. The schedule task's action is: powershell ...
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Windows 8 “Task Scheduler service is not available”

I'm having problems keeping my Windows 8 clock synced so I'm trying to regularly resync with an every-5-minutes schedule trigger. When I go into the Windows 8 task scheduler through the ...
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it opens “open with” prompt whenever scheduled task run

I am trying to run a .vbs file on every five minutes. I am trying to do this using windows task scheduler. In Actions tab -> New Action, I select the file ("D:\Documents\FC3 Savegames\FC3.vbs") ...
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Windows 8 defrag schedule ambiguous

Windows 8 introduced a new dialog, called "Optimize Drivers", in which they have put a "Scheduled optimization" part. We can now choose a schedule for the optimization, but it is unclear to me what ...
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267 views

Schedule a command at logoff before applications terminate

Is there a way to schedule a task to run at logoff but before windows sends the terminate signal to applications? I need to pass a command to a running VirtualBox VM (host system being Windows8 pro) ...
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791 views

Schedule a Powershell script in Windows 8?

How can I schedule a Powershell script to run every day at 3am in Windows 8?
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174 views

Cannot run scheduled task off network

I am trying to run a scheduled task (multiple ones) that access an EXE stored on a network drive. These tasks worked perfectly fine when stored locally. I am using UNC to avoid mapped drive issues ...
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1k views

How can I make Windows 8 scheduler to run something once when the computer is idle but then wait for at least 12 hours in order to do the same?

I noticed that choosing the option to run only when it is idle and then to repeat the task indefinitely every 12 hours, i.e.: , did not do what I intended since it basically reset its 12h counter ...
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650 views

AutoHotkey cannot launch ClickOnce apps when launched at startup using Task Scheduler

I love AutoHotkey (AHK) and use it to launch all of my apps using AHK Command Picker. In order to get around restrictions put in place by the Windows 8 UAC I require my AHK scripts to run as ...
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2answers
264 views

Schedule to open website

I'd like to open a website at regular intervals per day, i.e., the browser should open and automatically navigate towards a pre-set URL. I looked at options like scheduling to open browser, but I ...