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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Restarting an application upon its closing

I'd like to turn some Windows (7, 8, 10) PCs into indie arcade setups for an event. I really want it to be fool proof. Plugging in controllers and launching a game is easy enough, but games have exit ...
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unsplash-wallpaper random in Windows Tasks, but not in background. How to?

I need to start this: unsplash-wallpaper random every hour on my Windows Desktop, but without Windows Command Prompt on Desktop every time. How to start it in background? UPDATE: I tried to ...
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Windows 10: Lock PC on Task Scheduler resumes with Password

Using Systernals Suite from Microsoft I have my PC auto-logon automatically, however I want it to lock it immediately (so it's safe but all the software is actually starting up in the background). I ...
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How to prevent Windows 10 waking from sleep when traveling in bag?

I am not turning laptop off, but rather putting into hibernation, as it starts much faster and I can continue working without starting all apps again. It was working long time from Windows XP to ...
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A task inside my windows task scheduler will cause my server to stop responding

I have the following AppPoolActivation.ps1 file, to call a URL :- [System.Net.ServicePointManager]::ServerCertificateValidationCallback = {$true} $request = ...
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Set up Task Scheduler tasks under Local Account in Windows 10 - incorrect password

I have a PC running Windows 10. I used to use a local account to log on. The local account is a member of the local Administrators group. Recently I changed to use the Microsoft account authentication ...
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Task Scheduler won't allow re-use of task names from older, auto-deleted tasks that were created with the /Z switch

While trying to get this to work I created several scheduled tasks with the /Z switch which, according to documentation is... A value that marks the task to be deleted after its final run. I was ...
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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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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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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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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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Status of the process while Windows scheduler working

I have a .bat file which should kick off every 30mins. I am using Windows scheduler for this. I have some questions on the same: Does the scheduled task starts at a scheduled time even after a ...
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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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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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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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Windows 7 scheduled task returns 0x2

I have identical scheduled tasks running in Windows XP Pro and Windows 7. The XP Pro one runs fine, the Windows 7 one always returns 0x2 (which means, "The system cannot find the file specified"; ...
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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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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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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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Task scheduler doesn't work unless I run it manually

I have a scheduled task on my Windows 2008 R2 server which is supposed to run a powershell script to download a backup of a file from another server. On this same server, I have scheduled the exact ...
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Will Windows Scheduled Tasks execute if the computer was off at the scheduled time?

If I schedule a task using windows task scheduler for, say, 2 minutes from now, and for some reason the computer is shut down 1 minute from now, and turned on 3 minutes from now, will the task that ...
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Task Scheduler: Run whether user is logged in or not: not working

I have a Task scheduled to run in Windows server 2008 (start up notepad). It seems to work fine when "Run whether user is logged in or not" is not selected. however when I select it the the task no ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Skype calls at scheduled times to my mobile phone

I want to automate Skype to call my mobile phone at scheduled times. Sometimes when I'm working with very complicated (business) clients, I would like an escape plan if the meeting goes over an ...
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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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How to stop Windows 10 from autostarting apps? [duplicate]

Windows 10 has been autostarting calculator, weather, movies & tv, store, xbox, and photos usually after login. It isn't in the task manager autostart list or in the task scheduler. Any help is ...
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Windows scheduler that runs every x minutes daily on the command line

Is there a way to schedule a task (.bat) through the command line that runs every five 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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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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The selected task “{0}” no longer exists. To see the current tasks, click Refresh

When I start my task scheduler on Windows 7 I get a dialog with the following error: The selected task "{0}" no longer exists. To see the current tasks, click Refresh Also there's a UUID, ...
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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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Schedule disk scan for Ubuntu boot

How can I schedule a disk scan for the next boot in Ubuntu?
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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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Scheduled task works on a mapped drive when configured for Windows XP mode, but not for Windows 7

There is a Windows 7 PC with a scheduled task. The only thing it does is running a VBS file located on a mapped drive that points to a network share: M:\Folder\Script.vbs where M: is the mapped ...
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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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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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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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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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Why doesn't my Python script save the file when I use Task Scheduler?

I have a Python script that uses csv.writer to create a csv file. This works fine when I run it from the command line, but no file is created when I run the script using Windows Task Scheduler. The ...
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How to prevent scheduled tasks from running as soon as computer wakes up?

Example: I have a task that is scheduled for 6 am every day (only if I'm logged on). If my computer sleeps/hibernates all night until 9am, upon waking up the task will then run even though it missed ...
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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 ...