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How can I start multiple applications and instances using a Windows Scheduled Task?

I have three main applications. I am trying to start them automatically at log on in a specific order with a given delay. Here is an example of how I'd like everything to be: User logs in. Wait ...
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Show the %username% for the logged in user in an elevated command prompt instead of elevated users %username%?

On a Windows Vista Business machine, I have Windows Task Scheduler task set to run everytime any user logs in. The task runs as a certain elevated admin user because the script is being executed from ...
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Vista - perform scheduled actions only if screen is not locked

Ok, here's the general idea of what I want to do. After a certain time, I would like the computer to nag me to go to sleep. Maybe every five minutes or so. But I don't want the messages to pop up if ...
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How to monitor a folder and trigger a command-line action when a file is created or edited?

I need to set up some sort of a script on my Vista machine, so that whenever a file is added to a particular folder, it automatically triggers a background process that operates on the file. (The ...
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Automatically close program at a scheduled time each day

Is there a way to automagically determine if a program is running and close it at scheduled time, say 3 am every day? Maybe use task scheduler to close said application? if this is possible any ...
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Vista scheduled tasks starting late

I've noticed over the past few days that my scheduled tasks in Vista are not running on time. For example, a task set to run at 8pm runs about 45 minutes later - in fact 44-45 minutes late seems to ...
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Task scheduling Batch Files in Vista

Wondering if there is some trick to scheduling a batch file to run in Vista. I have tried almost every setting/arg I can think of with no result other than an error, or the command window opening ...
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How can I prevent Windows from going to sleep during a scheduled task?

I have created scheduled tasks on both a Vista and Win7 machine which wake up the machine if it is currently in a sleep state. However, if the task takes longer than the power settings are configured ...
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using a USB HDD begin connected to trigger a scheduled tast

In the Windows Vista & 7 task scheduler you can chose an event to trigger a task to run. I have been looking through various logs (mainly system & hardware events) and cannot seem to find any ...
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How can i initiate a windows task from a shortcut?

I've created 2 tasks in Task Scheduler on my Vista PC start uTorrent at 2am then close uTorrent (and shutdown PC) at 7am. However i'd like to only like this task to run if I've clicked a shortcut - ...