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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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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How to see scheduled task logs?

On Windows 7, is there a way to see a log of scheduled tasks?
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Powershell scripts works manually but not as a scheduled task

I have a powershell script that converts .doc to .pdf files. When I execute it manually, it works perfectly on my windows server 2012. When I execute it as a scheduled task, opens an instance of ...
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Running and stopping a task on Windows 7

I need to execute a batch file that run every minute for 1 minute. At the end of 1 minute it would execute another batch file which runs for 30 seconds. It then repeats running the first batch file ...
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schtasks in Windows how to select first day of month

I have the syntax how to define a Task for the last day of the month, but not fir the first day. Are there any Admin Gurus? schtasks /create /sc minute /mo LASTDAY /tn "Bild Copy" /tr "C:\copy.bat" ...
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Running batch file through a service

I'm trying to schedule a batch file to run through a third party application, however the output file doesn't get created in the directory. If I run the .BAT file from the command line, it works ...
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What windows 7 task scheduler event would respond to an idle END condition?

The Windows 7 task scheduler allows me to run a task when the computer goes idle, but there doesn't seem to be any obvious way to run a task when the computer resumes from idle, or is no longer idle. ...
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Windows 7 Task Scheduler Run On Idle End

I want to run a task every time I sit down at my computer, so that I will effectively run the task once when the computer ceases to be idle. I can't see a way to do this. Any suggestions?
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Idle state detection for server

Windows OS has a service that detects idle state. Details: Task Idle Conditions The computer is considered idle if all the processors and all the disks were idle for more than 90% of the past 15 ...
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Why do I get “could not start” for this task?

I am trying to use schtasks for first time on window 2008. It appears to work but when I check I get "Could not start". WHen I go to .exe in explorer and double-click - it runs. SchTasks /Create /SC ...
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Windows Scheduled Task refuse to run

I am trying to setup a daily task (running CTest from a batch script). I have used the default GUI of my Vista Pro 32bits, and setup the following task: > schtasks /query /tn "trunk nightly" /xml ...
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How do I kill an unattended scheduled task?

I have a runaway windows task, if I were running it as a logged in user I would use Process Explorer (procexpe.exe) and look for the related cmd.exe and kill it there, but this one is running with a ...
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command line needed for creating task with eventID

I want to schedule a task through cmd, the task has to run a .bat file when my WiFi connects. I have manually created a task which does this but I want to do this by command line. I tried this ...
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Scheduled task doesn't run when WiFi connects(trigger)

I've created a scheduled task which should enable my hotspot when my wifi connects to a network, only, it doesn't do what it should do. I've tried both basic task and task with: -'Event' as the ...
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Schedule a .bat file to run at a certain time/within a certain amount of minutes

How do you schedule a task to run a batch file at a certain time/within a certain amount of minutes? I'd use at 12:34 C:\example.bat but unfortunately the AT command is deprecated.. I'd like to use it ...
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Lock Screen after screensaver starts + delay

I would like to have my win7 desktop lock after say 15 minutes of idle time. I also want my screensaver to start at 5 minutes of idle time. I tried using programs that run a command after a certain ...
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How do I get a .bat file to run in Task Scheduler at PC Startup?

Alright so I have been reading through the various answers on Super User for this question and no one has seemed to actually post a way of running a .bat file in Task Scheduler at PC startup. I would ...
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Can not schedule a batch file to run at startup [duplicate]

I'm trying to schedule a batch file to run at start up. Here is my command: schtasks /create /tn test /tr c:\simple.bat /sc onstart simple.bat only writes the current time to a file: time /t > ...
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Where is windows backup settings stored in Windows 7?

I use windows [backup and restore] utility to create a scheduled backup on every Sunday 7PM. I was wondering that where I can find this setting file? If it is a scheduled task, I should be able to ...
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Windows task scheduler not running batch file on network drive

I have a batch file that I'd like to run with the Task Scheduler. Running the batch file manually works fine. If the batch file resides on the C:\ drive, task scheduler runs it fine, but if the ...
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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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Schedule on Windows Task Scheduler

If I want to schedule a task every 5 minutes for ever and ever, should I check: Once + "Repeat" every 5 minutes Undefinitely Daily + "Repeat" every 5 minutes During one day Undefinitely What ...
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How to wait for networking before runinng a task at startup on Windows 7

Is it possible to have a task wait for networking to be ready before running? The only networking related option that I see is "Start only if the following network connection is available", which ...
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How to pass an argument to a Windows Scheduled Task with spaces in it

I need to set up a Windows Scheduled Task. It accepts 1 parameter/argument which is a path and can contain spaces. My Scheduled task does not work - it "breaks" the parameter up at the first space. ...
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How to Schedule Tasks according to several Timezones

I need to use Windows Scheduler or any other app for setting jobs at a concrete time depending on destination country. That means scheduling a job at 7 am (UK Timezone), another at 7 am (US ...
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Windows Task Scheduler starting Excel in background. How to force to start in foreground?

I'm using Windows Task Scheduler to restart MS excel when it crashes, via an event trigger that runs a vbs script ...
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Windows Console App Fails When Run in Task Manager

I have a written a .Net console app that scans my Exchange 2007 inbox looking for specific subject text then processes the email body text. It works fine when I launch the app directly but when I set ...
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WINSCP: task scheduler not working but is working when executed from winscp console?

I have been trying to run a task scheduler named "Backup" that downloads the specified file from the FTP server to my local directory. When I executed the command manually from the winscp console it ...
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How to get a program to run at startup or logon in Windows 8 - with Administrator privileges - exactly as though app icon was double-clicked?

I have a program - Macro Scheduler - which requires Administrator privileges in order for me to run certain macros I have created. This requires running the application at startup in Administrator ...
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Windows command-line: Is it possible to modify (or create) an scheduled task for “Run task as soon as possible after a scheduled start is missed”?

I wanna change this option via command line using schtasks (or whatever), but the docs seems not to have an option for it: Run task as soon as possible after a scheduled start is missed only the ...
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Scheduling Internet Access on the Mac

I'm a student with a Mac laptop on which I take notes. My school has an Internet network. I get distracted during class. I found this wonderful Mac app called SelfControl, but activating and ...
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Scheduling a task at the event connecting to a network

I am scheduling a task (definition update, windows) and I want it to run when the computer connects to a network (any network). I'm running windows 8.1 The "action" is correctly specified, because ...
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User-friendly wrapper or replacement for `at` command under OS X

I often want my computer to automatically add something to my to-do list at some point in the future. In some cases I want to add the same thing at regular intervals. In these cases I use OS X's ...
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Schedule Task through Windows PowerShell

Since the action "Display a message" on Task Scheduler on Win 8 is 'deprecated', thought of creating it through PowerShell, but can't get it to work, any idea where the problem is: $A = ...
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How to collect Windows system performance metrics using Perfmon on indefintely repeating interval?

I have a Windows Server 2008 system that I need to collect data from '% Processor Time' and '% Committed Bytes' counters every 30 minutes for a duration of 5 minutes each cycle. Performance Monitor ...
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Windows Task Sheduler with specific day excluding weekends

With Windows Task Sheduler I have to make a task which will be executed on 6th day of every month except weekends. If 6th is day of weekend, task will be executed on Monday (7th or 8th). I've expected ...
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Tasks in new Task Scheduler folders won't run

I created a new folder called "Work Stuff" in the Task Scheduler Library. When I create a task there, it won't run on schedule but I can manually run it. If I create the same task in the top-level ...
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Asynchronous Task Scheduler actions

Explanation I want to run a few programs / files on logon, so I'm using Task Scheduler, rather than the Startup folder or scripts, because certain programs require UAC elevation and Task Scheduler's ...
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How can I run a Task Scheduler job without being on administrator account?

I have read that the Windows account logged onto the computer that is running tasks from the Windows Task Scheduler needs to have administrator rights. I used the administrator account to create the ...
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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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Opening a wep page with Task Scheduler with username/password

I'd like to use task scheduler to open a chat page for a class to capture the chats. When I don't get home in time to open the chat at the beginning, I miss questions and answers until I am logged in. ...
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Automatically start task when computer is locked in Windows 7 Home Edition

I found a tutorial on how to start a task automatically when my computer locks, which required that I use secpol.msc. Unfortunately, this utility is unavailable in Windows 7 Home edition. I went to ...
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Win7 Task Scheduler Won't Run Copy Commands

I'm trying to run a patch file every morning at 4am. For whatever reason, the lines in the batch file that use robocopy.exe are skipped. I've also tried xcopy and cp(from UnxUtils). The batch file ...
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Can't create a COM object in a powershell script running as a scheduled task

I have a powershell script I'm trying to run as a scheduled task. Its purpose is to perform a nightly export from an Access database, then upload the exported flat files to an SFTP destination. The ...
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Schedule task launching issue on windows 7

I am trying to run a task on windows 7 machine and it works pretty fine if I select option "Run only when user is logged on". However if try to run task using option "Run whether user is logged on or ...
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Is it possible to modify (or create) an scheduled task in Windows command-line to remove the need for user login?

Is it possible to change, by using command-line, this first state in my Windows Task Scheduler (sorry, my Windows is in spanish; look for translation on the bottom): to this other? Only ...
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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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Org-mode repeating tasks with subtasks

Is there a way to make a repeating task or project with subtasks in org-mode that resets properly? I want to do something like the following: * TODO Weekly report SCHEDULED: <2013-12-29 +1w> ...
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Task execution on windows server 2008 without user being logged in

I am trying to run a task which execute cmd file. If I use settings "Run only if user is logged in" then task works as it should. However if I try to run using settings "Run whether user is logged in ...
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How to close a browser window open by a scheduled task in Windows

I have some scheduled tasks that opens IE Windows on the background to execute periodic routines. The problem is, as the day goes on, several IE instances are left executing on the background and ...