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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Ways to start a program at windows startup?

I had an updater program that started itself on logon but was not able to find it anywhere. After some time I found a hidden task in the task scheduler and managed to turn it off. That made me wonder, ...
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Can you run a scheduled task when the monitor is turned on / off?

As the title says I am wondering if there is a way to detect when the monitor is turned off at all? There are "Hardware Events" under when a specific event is lodged menu however I am not sure if this ...
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Computer (win 8.1) starts by itself

My windows 8.1 desktop has suddenly decided to start itself during the night. It has not done that before and I suspect the behaviour might be new since new year. 1st of january 2015, it started 0615 ...
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Sync Google Drive when not logged in

I have installed Google Drive on Windows Server 2008 R2. When I login to the server, Google Drive starts automatically and synchrnoizes files, pulling changes down from the cloud. All good so far. ...
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Is it possible to schedule my laptop to mute and unmute at a specific time?

I always used to wake up to my favorite radio station on my alarm clock. However, I have moved and can no longer get that radio station over the air. To solve this problem, I would like to stream the ...
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Unlock PC with Windows Task Scheduler

I need to set up a Scheduled Task to unlock Windows 7 PC at specific time. And second Task, to lock at other specific time. Is this possible by cmd.exe command, or I need to use some third party ...
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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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“VirtualBox - Critical Error” When VMs are Runned From Scheduled Tasks

I have 2 VMs running with VirtualBox under a Windows 2003 Server R2 Standard x64 Edition, both are started with scheduled tasks when server starts. VMs: Debian x64 Windows XP Professional Both ...
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Run a scheduled task when a user changes the desktop background

I have a logon script deployed via GPO that changes the users desktop background to a company default, while also adding information via BGinfo that is useful for helpdesk calls. However, users ...
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Run a program before Logoff and wait for finish

When I want to run a program (.exe \ .bat) before Windows 7 Home Premium Logoff \ Restart I use the Task Scheduler and I set a custom event: Log: System, Source: Winlogon, Event ID: 7002 \ 4634 \ 4647 ...
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Start an Indefinite Process on System Startup in Windows 7

I'm having a ton of trouble figuring this one out. I've written a listener program that just sits and waits for specific packets on a port on my system. I've tested it and know that it works so now ...
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windows scheduler that runs every x minutes daily in the command line

Is there a way to schedule a task (.bat) through the command line that runs every 5 minutes daily? I also want it to run even if the user isn't logged on. What is the exact command line syntax?
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Using Task Scheduler to Run a Task Before Shutdown

As of writing, the only options available are to "Begin the task": On a schedule At logon At startup On idle On an event At task modification/creation On connect to user session On disconnect from ...
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Does anyone have a Windows “at /every:” example to explain how to setup a batch file to run the first sunday of every month?

This is the one I have to run first day of the month, but I need to run it the first sunday of every month. at 13:00 /every:1 D:\DBMaintenance\MySc.bat Thanks
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Shut down PC at a determined time

I have a software (calibre ebook manager) that fetches news at 6 am. I want to do the following : Wake computer at 5:50 if not already on.(easily done in bios) A scheduler opens calibre at 5:55 ...
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Restart a computer at a given time with PowerShell

I'm looking for a way to restart a computer with PowerShell (Restart-Computer), at a given time (Example: 03:00AM). The PS-Script itself will run at a random time, when the user executes it, so it's ...
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How to schedule a task based on an application event?

I want to schedule the computer to be locked when a specific application displays a comment/notification above its Icon. Currently, I am trying to use the Task Scheduler in Windows 7 for this but do ...
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How Windows handles scheduled tasks when restarting computer?

I have an indefinitely running scheduled task that repeats every now and then and runs for few minutes. What happens when this task is running and I click restart or shutdown computer? Will Windows ...
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How to totally disable Microsoft Security Essentials Scheduled scan? [duplicate]

I have Win7 x64 with MSE installed, I made my own scripts for MSE scan and backup, jobs are starting at 4 am weekly. I'm using my router for WOL and scheduler for scan, backup and shutdown. Scheduled ...
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Starting scheduled task by detecting connection of USB device

I know it has been discussed that it is not possible to start an application from an usb drive upon connection due to limitations of autorun (or autoplay??) in Win 7. But it is possible to create a ...
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Scheduled Task to download file via http but the file name changes monthly

I'm trying to automate a process on my PC to download a file which is published every month. While the file name changes, the path stays the same. For example: ...
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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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How do I mount as SYSTEM?

I want to mount a share as system. I need to run a TACKSCHEDULER task as "Run when not logged on", but I can't access my network drives: mount: R: on /cygdrive/r type ntfs ...
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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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Running a scheduled task as a domain user - C:\Users\TEMP is created

I am trying to run a scheduled task that runs as a domain admin user (let's call it DOMAIN\installer). Part of this scheduled task runs automated installers for our network. One such installer I have ...
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Automatically add screen shot to scheduled message in Outlook/office prank?

In Outlook (at least recent versions) it is possible to schedule messages, that is, write a message and then set it to be sent one week from now or similar. I wonder if it is possible to schedule ...
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Map a network drive to be used by a service

I am trying to map a network drive (the WD My Cloud HDD) to be used by a service (CrashPlan backup software) in Windows 8, something that I have achieved with this script: net use X: ...
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.bat script doesn't work by using window scheduler

i created a .bat script to perform daily folder compression. it is working fine when i double click the .bat file. However, it doesnt work when i include it in window scheduler. Below is the script: ...
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Start task according to bandwith speed?

How I can start task according to my downloading speed "Bandwidth". Lets say I want to start .bat file if my downloading speed didn't exceed 50 KB/s for more than 50 seconds. What tools should I have. ...
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VBScript in Windows 7 64bit Scheduled Task - Works with only run when logged in

So basically I have this VBScript that opens up an Excel 2010 instance, run a macro in it and close the spreadsheet. I am calling it using Scheduled Task to automate it. It ran beautifully when I was ...
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Running a powershell script at startup

I am writing a script to remove a computer from the domain, rename it, then add it back. It works fine when I set the trigger to AtLogOn but when I switch to AtStartUp I run into some issues. I get ...
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Windows task scheduler searching for the wrong file

I have a task that runs a .exe , It is a simple VB program that reads from a txt file, in the code I have this: My.Computer.FileSystem.OpenTextFileReader("test.txt") But when the scheduler runs ...
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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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Setting a Scheduled Task with Windows XP Home Edition

I wanted to use this command-line tool in a batch : SCHTASKS /Create /SC DAILY /TN "MySoftware" /TR mysoftware.exe /ST 02:00 to create a Scheduled Task on a client's computer (I wanted to use a ...
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How to schedule application termination in Windows 8.1?

I have an app.exe file which I want to be terminated every monday at 19:00. Is it possible to schedule tha task which terminates app.exe ?
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windows 7 task schedule / mysqldump

Ive created a batch file to create a dump of a database and save it in a file with the current date as part of the file name. The batch file works brilliantly and all the data is saved correctly. ...
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How to capture a windows pop-up box event in task manager or by other method?

The pop-up box event is a windows error notification with a 'OK' click box. I want to auto-click the 'OK' or suppress the appearance of the pop-up box. But how to capture this event? I can't see ...
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How can I open a URL on a schedule in the default browser?

I'm looking for a mechanism to open a single URL in the user's current default browser on a schedule/recurring basis. I know that if I was writing .Net code to do this, I could simply do something ...
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OSX - Schedule programs to start at night, close in morning

On Mac OSX, is there a program or method I could use to start an application (say Dropbox) at around 9pm at night and then close the application in the morning (say 9am). I've found Dropbox is making ...
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Synchronized script execution across multiple servers

I'm looking to run an automated task (a shell script) on multiple Ubuntu servers at the same time with as much timing accuracy as possible. Ideally, I'd like the time discrepancy between the start of ...
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OS X scan folder for new html files

I am looking for a way to scan a selected folder for new html files. The idea is to save html files on my mobile then have those files sync to my home system and then download (through a download ...
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Windows pausing service instead of restarting it when batch file called from task scheduler

I have set up a task in Windows Task Scheduler to run at a specific time each day. The task simply executes a batch file I've created to restart my Windows service. This is the contents of that ...
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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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What is the difference between “stop the task if it runs longer than” inside Trigger and under Settings tab?

When I schedule a task in Windows Task Scheduler, I can set "stop the task if it runs longer than" inside task trigger or inside Settings tab. If I set it inside the trigger it does not automatically ...
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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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Create a Windows XP Scheduled Task to run at the logon of each user

On Windows Vista onwards it's possible to configure a scheduled task to run at the logon of every user by setting the schedule to "At Logon" and the user account to be a group of users (E.g., ...
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Prevent a Task Scheduler to run at Windows Startup [duplicate]

To test the computer hardware, I have used Task Scheduler in Windows Server 2008 R2 to automatic reboot the computer direct after startup. I have now done many reboots to verify the hardware, and ...
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Task Scheduler is not executing the program

Problem: I have a .bat to send me an email with an attachment. When I execute it in cmd or in Windows Explorer, it works and I receive my email within 3-5 sec. I scheduled a task for its execution ...
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How do I create a scheduled task to connect to another wifi connection

I’m running Windows 8.1 and would like to set up a scheduled task to connect to another known wifi connection and then run the required scripts that I need. I’m aware of making a scheduled task run ...
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FTP batch file works from command line but not scheduled task

I want a windows scheduled task to execute an ftp batch file which will upload some files to my server. If i run the argument below from the command line then it executes successfully. ftp -i ...