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Windows XP Scheduled task running under wrong profile

I have a scheduled task on Windows XP SP3 that among other things launches a headless Virtual Box machine. The task is configured to use the administrator account The VirtualBox config file is ...
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What's the easiest way to schedule a windows XP task to run when going into or coming out of standby?

This is an issue with Windows XP (SP3) I have some software on my machine my employer requires me to run. However, if this software is running when my machine wakes up from standby, it consumes 100% ...
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338 views

scheduled task shutdown on XP

I'm attempting to use a scheduled task to shut down my win XP PC. I get the error: Task Scheduler Error 0x80070005: Access is denied. I'm logged in with administrative privileges but am unsure why the ...
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200 views

Prevent scheduled task from running when system is locked

In Windows XP, I created a Scheduled Task to run every 15 minutes, and it is working perfectly fine. But I don't want the task to run when the computer is locked – CtrlAltDel. Is there a way to ...
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Windows .bat fails when running from Scheduled tasks; runs fine when running from command line

I am trying to start a virtual machine via a batch file. The .bat file runs fine when I run it from the Windows command line. But when I run it from scheduled tasks, it exits with error code 1. I ...
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1answer
105 views

Is there any way to regularly reboot a hung Windows PC

We have a PC (Dell Optiplex 760, WinXP SP3) that hangs periodically, like really hangs - everything frozen, can't reboot from keyboard, only way out is hold the power button down to turn it off and ...
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Set scheduled task last result to 0x0 manually

Every night a task runs that checks if any scheduled task has a Last Result is not equal to 0x0. If a scheduled tasks has an error like 0x1, then automatically an e-mail is sent to me. As some tasks ...
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Scheduled task doesn't seem to work

I am trying to back up all the data from a cash register system every morning. I don't know if the user I'm running the task as will be logged in and I discovered that Windows XP doesn't actually ...
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1answer
76 views

Batch script for creating tasks?

Is there a way to create a batch script to add tasks to the Windows Task system? I need to setup 2-3 tasks per system but I want to be able to run a script to do it.
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1answer
925 views

Windows XP scheduled task not running at appointed time and triggering on login

I have a scheduled defrag task on my Windows XP machine to wake up the computer and run at 3:00am every day. Then I have two other scheduled tasks, one to reboot the machine after the Defrag at ...
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run as “NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM” is ideal for scheduled tasks?

I have a backup / autoupdate process for my software, and usually I create a new user for running it in task scheduler (most users don't have a password, and task scheduler needs it, don't know why). ...
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127 views

How do I make a scheduled action in Windows XP?

I need to run MyProg.exe every 5 minutes. How do I do it?
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1answer
452 views

Scheduling an XP Weekly Task Without a Start Time

I need to schedule a backup task to run every week using the Windows XP Scheduler (Home Edition with SP 3). I would like it to run every Saturday, but how can I make it not time-specific, so it will ...
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1answer
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Run a scheduled task on a remote XP machine from Windows 7

This is very similar to the question asked here over at Stack Overflow: The question and answer here works fine when trying to run a remote task on a Windows 7 machine FROM a Windows 7 machine, but ...
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1answer
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Run task on reconnect to remote desktop (not login)

Is it possible to run a task when a user reconnects to a remote desktop session? Some software is running on a machine that cannot be run as service and must always run, but I also need to trigger ...
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2answers
172 views

Win XP Task Scheduler

Is it possible to run a task from the Windows XP Task Scheduler after 1 task is finished? I have a list of programs that it should start up (program1.exe, program2.exe, program3.exe) I would like it ...
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3answers
781 views

Running python script on when user unlocks windows machine

I have a python script , which I want to run , when user unlocks the machine ie; When users presses Cntl-Alt-Delete and enters username and password and logs in. How can I do this ? . Is there any ...
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1answer
862 views

schtasks.exe - how to make System as task creator?

When using schtasks.exe, I can easily change "Run as" to be System (NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM), with /RU option. But I want to see task creator (under creator in Scheduled Tasks folder) to be System as ...
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Using schtasks in interactive mode

How can I run schtasks.exe in interactive mode? Like "at.... /interactive"? I run it on Windows XP so there isn't the /IT option.
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Shutdown a locked XP Computer

I have a scheduled task that shuts down a Windows XP computer at 6:00pm every day using the following command: shutdown.exe /s /t 600 /c "Windows will shutdown in 10 minutes. To cancel shutdown, ...
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Scheduled task running as SYSTEM - execute something as current user?

I have a scheduled task which runs a batch file which does some stuff. I want the batch file to kick off another batch file which runs in user space; i.e. %username% == the currently logged-in user, ...
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1answer
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Run Windows batch file on schedule as non-Administrator user

I'm running Windows XP x64 SP2. I have a Windows batch file that with some Robocopy commands that I want to run on schedule. I created a scheduled task for it, running as a dedicated user (not the ...
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1answer
803 views

schedule a task to run every day within a time range?

How do I schedule a task to run once any time within a time range? and also, just once in a day without specifying a time? can windows task scheduler do it? and specifically, if my computer is off ...
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3answers
429 views

Viewing boot time scheduled tasks?

Does windows provide any list to view scheduled tasks that will run on next restart?
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2answers
410 views

Old scheduled task still being started, but can't find it

System: Windows XP Home Summary: a scheduled task is still being started by Windows, but I can't find it, nor determine where its configuration has been stored. This is turning into a mystery for ...
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How to execute a scheduled task with “schtasks” without opening a new command line window?

I have a batch file that creates a scheduled task using schtasks like this: schtasks /create /tn my_task_name /tr "...\my_path\my_task.bat" /sc daily ...
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1answer
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Why “schtasks” does not run my job?

I scheduled a task on Windows-XP using schtasks utility, but the task does not run. Here is what I see in the SchedLgU.Txt log file: "MySQL Automatic Backup.job" (WampServer) 10/2/2010 6:36:43 PM ** ...
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Why is the “at” command on Windows XP not behaving as expected?

On Windows XP I'm trying to add a job like this: at 17:07 /every:s dir I expect dir to be executed every Saturday at 17:07, however I don't see anything happens in the command line window. Here ...
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3answers
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network path not found error on creating schtasks

I am getting "ERROR: Network path was not found" when I try to create a scheduled task on my local machine. I am using this command at the command prompt: schtasks /tn taskname /tr taskpath /sc minute ...
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Program freeware - reminder that blinks a message on a computer screen

Do you know a freeware program - reminder that blinks a message on a computer screen and can be scheduled for a certain time, let's say the hour when you may quit your work place and go home? ...
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How do I keep a scheduled task running even though no user is logged in (Windows XP)?

I wrote a temperature logger program and entered it as a scheduled task in Windows XP. So far, I was able to achieve this objective: 1. Get the task to run even before anyone logs in (i.e. at the ...
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591 views

WIndows XP: is it possible to schedule tasks just before shutdown

I need to do series of tasks like take backups just before my PC shutsdown. I am not permitted to use any downloaded tool for doing this. So my idea is to use batch files to do these repeat tasks. My ...
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1answer
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avoiding console window display when scheduled task runs batch file

I have a small batch file which xcopies some files from one folder to another which I've scheduled (via windows scheduled tasks) to run every 1 hour: @echo off xcopy c:\foo c:\bar /E /C /F /Y Since ...
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How to reconnect to Remote Session in a script?

I need to persist a Remote desktop connection across a reboot of a Terminal server. I'm thinking that it would be something like a scheduled task that would run periodically and check the running ...
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4answers
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Automatically delete old files from a specified folder?

I want to set up an automatic task that will automatically delete files older than X days from a specific folder. I'd prefer to do it without having to install any 3rd party software, but I'll be ok ...
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3answers
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How to run scheduled task when user logs on via remote desktop?

I want to run an application every time I log on to a remote machine with windows XP's remote-desktop. I set up a schedule using XP's scheduled tasks and the start up modiier ONLOGON (and also tried ...
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Windows XP Task Management: no execution

we used the following scenario sucessfully over a long period of time: Remotely log onto a Win XP server, which is used by one user most/all of time Schedule a task using the "task planner" Task was ...
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How do you set the Scheduled Tasks “Run only if logged in” option from the command line?

I want to create some tasks with the "Run only if logged in" option set, but using a batch file, as you can in the user interface version of the schtasks.exe tool. I'm doing this so I don't have to ...
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Schedule Windows XP wallpaper change without additional apps

Ideally, I'd like to be able to do this through a batch file or VB script, so I can schedule it to run at different times of the day (dark wallpaper at night vs. light wallpaper at day). I am aware ...
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2answers
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WinXP Scheduled Task: Open a webpage in a browser

I am trying to create a scheduled task that opens up a webpage that has requires credentials for an http login dialog. I can get IE to load the page, but it will not remember my password for some ...
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Windows XP scheduled tasks and defragmenting?

I am trying to set a seduled task to defrag my HDD on a regular basis and following the guide on http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/learnmore/tips/gehrke1.mspx. It does not work. That ...
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Is there a way to run a scheduled task on Windows XP without having to enter the username and password?

I would like to setup a job without having to enter the user/pass. Can this be done?