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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What are the arguments for shutdown.exe in Windows Task Scheduler?

I'm trying to use Windows Task Scheduler to automatically shut down my Windows 7 computer every day at a specific time. While there are a lot of tutorials on how to do this, none of them give a list ...
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Pass null arguments into a scheduled task xml file

I am trying to run a batch file when some specific events occurs and I want to pass some null arguments to one of my tasks. The problem is that I don't know how. I have tried a lot of combinations ...
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Move scheduled tasks to a new folder?

In the windows task management I created a new folder, lets call it "mytasks". I expected to be able to organize new tasks into it by using drag&drop from existing tasks, but somehow that's not ...
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Error while running scheduled task in login restricted user

I am using schtask to create scheduled tasks in windows. schtasks /create /RU "User name" /RP password /sc ONSTART /tn "task name" /tr "files to execute" The scheduled task is set to run under a ...
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Selectively deleting system scheduled tasks

Windows 7 box has a list of scheduled tasks - > Default Windows tasks + Certain custom tasks that all start with a certain string. Previous code deleted all tasks with the command: schtasks /Delete ...
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windows schedule command to run regularly

I apologize if this has been covered elsewhere or even in the MS docs, but I haven't found my answer yet. I have a program on my PATH, lets call it myprog.exe. All I want to do is configure my ...
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Mercurial pull across network drive in powershell script from scheduled task

So I previously had this question: Mapped Drive inaccessible from Windows Scheduled task in which I discovered how to get access to a drive a python script I was running needed to put files in. I ...
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Time Schedule for Internet access at router level based on MAC Address

Complete newbie here. I have a Huawei HG658c (Standard Vodafone Ireland) router and I am looking to set a Time Schedule for internet access to certain devices (Kids) on my network, also I currently ...
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Mapped Drive inaccessible from Windows Scheduled task

I am working with python 2.7.9 (64 bit) and windows server 2012 R2 I am trying to set up a windows scheduled task to run a lengthy python script every day. I've managed to by calling the python from ...
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FileMaker Pro 13 Advanced and Windows Server 2008 R2?

What do we not understand about interaction between FileMaker Pro 13 Advanced and Windows Server 2008 R2? The problem to solve: At unpredictable intervals (perhaps averaging 3-5 days), the FileMaker ...
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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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schtasks - Why doesn't this work?

I type this into cmd or in a batch script: schtasks /change /RP user_password /TN "existing_task" /ST H:M If /ST H:M has two digits in the hour it says ERROR: The parameter is incorrect. If /ST ...
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Mapped drive is not accessible, to copy files, using Task Scheduler

On my Windows Server 2008 R2 machine, a batch file is scheduled to run using Task Scheduler. For some reason, only a portion of the commands in the batch file are executed; Some MS DOS commands are ...
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CMD option to exit OneDrive

I am running OneDrive sync by creating scheduled tasks in Windows Task Scheduler. I have two tasks, one to start OneDrive's desktop app and the other kills it. I am currently using taskkill to get ...
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Find out what is starting firefox on windows starup [duplicate]

Something set up firefox on windows machine to start and go to certain url as user logins into system. In process explorer I see, that Firefox is started as "firefox.exe -osint -url "somenastything" ...
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Run .vbs from Task Scheduler. VBS should execute an .exe via shell

I would not be posting if I had tried the plethora of possible solutions that have been posted about this previously. I have developed a piece of software, which using a .vbs file (exporter.vbs) ...
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How to prevent windows updating the UpdateOrchestrator\Reboot task?

What process is creating the Microsoft\Windows\UpdateOrchestrator\Reboot task? A solution to prevent laptop to start suggested here was to create an scheduled task that uncheck "wake to run" task ...
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Setting a CRON to be run on every 1st and the 3rd Monday

I need to set up a CRON job to be scheduled in every 1st and the 3rd Monday of every Month. I'm using the Plesk control panel for setting these as follows. Currently CRON runs successfully, ...
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How can I do an Automatic Shut Down after a Windows Defender Virus Scan? Would the Task Scheduler be involved?

I was wondering how I could possibly have my computer automatically shut itself down when Windows Defender is done doing a virus scan. I usually do it at night because I have a Slow CPU and a lot of ...
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User friendly way to schedule jobs in Mac OS X

Is there any easy way to schedule repeated jobs in Mac OS X? I know I could use cron, but I'm looking for a more user friendly way to do it, a GUI for schedules, something like this.
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Run uninstall script when user reboots computer

I have a script and I've created as Task in Task Scheduler to run the script that will uninstall a program. The trigger I am using is, On Event> System>WinLogon>Event ID 1074 (I've used ID 7002 as ...
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Setting a scheduled task in Windows 10

I'm trying to set up wallpaper for my Windows 10 laptop. Basically, what should happen is the wallpaper should change to another (specific) image exactly on the hour. To do this, I downloaded this ...
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Task Scheduler ignores next run time

So I have a very weird problem. In Task Scheduler, I've setup my application to run every 15th minute. I've made sure to have all the correct settings and it runs under my credentials (entered a ...
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Can I assume that Task scheduler service will always be running on windows machine?

The requirement is to run an executable periodically in windows. So I assumed it will be better to do it by creating a task in task scheduler. But I am afraid for any reason will the task scheduler ...
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Create Automate Task on Windows 10 with download and search in PDF

I want to create an Automate Task to hourly download a PDF from a specific URL and then search for certain text like "6256896" and then if there was the text inside the PDF,notifies me for example ...
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Task Scheduler program writes to literal folder named %LOCALAPPDATA%

I have a .NET executable (that I created) which uses Microsoft's Active Directory Service Interfaces (via System.DirectoryServices.AccountManagement) to do LDAP queries. Internally to ADSI, it ...
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Controlling Windows 10 update time

I am connected to an Internet connection that is free of charge from 1 o'clock to 7 in the morning and want to schedule this in windows 10. it means I want to set task scheduler to set my WiFi metered ...
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Task Scheduler Run after every 2 days?

I have set up Task Scheduler to run an exe after every 2 days. I have set trigger to recur every 2 days, What I am seeing in Log that exe ran on 2015-09-07 and then 2015-09-09. But Next run time is ...
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Run a scheduled task that can update the desktop background wallpaper without causing a foreground flash?

I like how certain Windows themes rotate through various images, but I also like to use BgInfo to write out various machine info to the desktop wallpaper image. I created a customized BGI file and ...
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How to open a URL with credentials from Windows Task Scheduler

Every week I need to open a URL which will download a excel sheet. I need to login with my network credentials every time I open URL. I need schedule this task in Task Scheduler. I have written a ...
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How to use Task Scheduler to open an elevated Powershell window and run SFC and DISM in Windows 10

I have a scheduled Task where an Admin Command Prompt opens up and runs SFC and DISM. Here are the actions I entered in the "Action" tab of Task Scheduler: Program/script: %windir%\system32\cmd.exe ...
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Cron expression hour 1/12

I'm looking at a system where someone added a cronjob which schedule is like this: 0 1/12 * * * doSomething More commonly, if the hours part in the schedule were */12 then it would execute every 12 ...
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Get-CimInstance not working when run from Scheduled Task

I have a Powershell script that exports a list of all the services on my local computer using the following command: Get-CimInstance win32_service | Export-Csv $PSScriptRoot\Local\services.csv It ...
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SLURM allows jobs using more CPUs than requested to start

The problem I am facing with SLURM can be summarized as follows. Consider a bash script test.sh that requests 8 CPUs but actually starts a job using 10 CPUs: #!/bin/sh #SBATCH --ntasks=8 stress -c 10 ...
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Schedule a batch to ping at system startup and check if it's running from task manager

using system scheduler on win 2012R2 I would run the following bat file: echo %DATE%_%TIME% >> C:\test\testschedule.txt timeout /T 300 /NOBREAK start ping 8.8.8.8 -t start ping ...
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What is CPU utilization and how is it calculated, how does OS scheduling work?

I studied x86_64 assembly language, somewhere in my studies I learned that the CPU cannot stop doing stuff, it must constantly run/execute something. Question 1) I am wondering then, how come there ...
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How can I copy a scheduled task from a dead Windows to new Windows

My old computer died (hardware fault) and I had to reinstall everything on a new machine. All harddisks are intact and the old system disk is available as F: in my new machine. In the old system I ...
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How to schedule a task on secondary audio/video device connection/disconnection?

I want to schedule a windows task to run when a secondary output device (e.g., VGA monitor or HDMI A/V receiver is turned on or off) but I'm not sure which event should be used for this. I found ...
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Automatically log onto a site at a specific time

Is there any software (freeware) which will automate tasks on my system, so it can be used to log in or log off any site at specific time? I had a software called Robotask but couldn't understand how ...
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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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Can I Rename the Title of Command Windows from the Task Scheduler

We have several command line apps that are launched from the Task Scheduler. They all have the title 'taskeng.exe'. Is there a way to rename the windows, to make them easier to identify? We're ...
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Invoking an MMC Snap-in function from Windows command shell: is it possible?

I need to execute a MMC Snap-in function from the Command Shell of a Windows computer. I need it to schedule this command in the same Windows PC and executes in background. Probably this questions ...
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Why does my scheduled task fail with error (0x4)

I have a scheduled task that is supposed to run a batch file. The batch files runs file when called on it's own, but does not run when wrapped in a scheduled task. Here is what the dialog looks like: ...
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Windows 7 scheduled task stops working after changing windows password

I have a scheduled task that triggers every hour. It runs as a service, meaning it's marked with "Run whether user is logged on or not". Because of my company's security policy I have to change my ...
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List of arguments for scheduled task

When you edit the action of a Scheduled Task, there's the option of "Add arguments". The software I use right now has the argument -cp .\Acquisition.Jar et.EPC I've been googling for a while and ...
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Search Task Scheduler Library

I've inherited a server with several hundred scheduled tasks. There's no consistent naming scheme, so finding some particular task that performs some particular action is rather tedious. Is there any ...
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Simple Linux-based task scheduler with job dependencies? [closed]

I'm maintaining a data-warehousing system that involves a lot of dependent jobs (data import, transform, etc). I've been using Linux's crontab to manage them until the dependency between jobs get ...
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How can a process run from a command line without specifying a drive letter before the path?

The Synaptics Touchpad Helper runs at user logon as a scheduled task. The command line configured to run the executable is... "\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe" As you may assume, it is ...
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Windows - two options for stop the scheduled jobs - why?

Every time I set a scheduled job in Windows I promised myself to get correct information about why the properties contain two option for stop job:- So: I try to set a SJ to run at every N minutes. In ...
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Can I automate an audio playlist to play at certain times, in a desired order?

I currently use Windows Task Scheduler to play certain playlists at certain times of the day/week, which we broadcast online as part of scheduled programming. Each time the task executes, it opens the ...