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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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 ...
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Have the at command return the job id of the task just submitted

Is it possible to have the at command return somehow the job id it just submitted when used from within a script? (kind of like $? retrieves the last exit code or $$/$! retrieve the PID of the command ...
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Create a scheduled task to run immediately and then hourly

I am using the schtasks command to create a scheduled task that I want to have run hourly, so I am using the parameter: /sc HOURLY However I would also like that task to run immediately on creation ...
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MS Project 2007 - Keep Entire Task on One day

I have a series of tasks that are all less than one day in duration (2-4 hours). Each of these tasks is depednent on the one before it. These tasks need to be started and completed on the same day ...
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Windows scheduled task

I have configured a scheduled task in windows server 2012 to run a program at a scheduled time (12:30PM). But that scheduled task runs at system startup daily. I had checked all settings once again. ...
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Task Scheduler action on drive mount

I have a drive that uses TrueCrypt. I have a program installed that uses that drive. If I start the program and the TrueCrypt drive hasn't been mounted, it gets very upset. So, I would like to have a ...
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trying to disable windows task wake computer, get task scheduler service not available

This is a windows 8.1 pc upgraded from 8.0 I've been trying to stop my PC from waking up on it's own. Turns out there are some windows update tasks that are set to wake the pc to run the task ...
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Create an archieve with current date and time in file name using 7z command line

Today I lost my whole Far Cry 3 save game suddenly. So now I want to backup it's save game folder automatically on a certain period of time using windows task scheduling. I want to include date and ...
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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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Remotely managing Scheduled Tasks on another computer: Access Denied

I need to remotely create new scheduled tasks from a Windows 7 computer in my company (which according to this Microsoft TechNet article I should be able to do. ...
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How to run an Access script using windows task scheduler

I have a VM running Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise and want to use the Task Scheduler to run an Access script. This script will do some stuff and then close. I've already written and tested the ...
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Simple Linux-based task scheduler with job dependencies?

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 to import a scheduled task from an XML file?

I have created a scheduled task in Windows 7, which will run a batch file once a day. The task is running perfectly well on my computer. I have also exported the task to an XML file and want to ...
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Windows Task Scheduler - Schedule a Task to Run 15 Minutes After another Task Completes

I have two tasks set up in the Windows Task Scheduler. One is supposed to run at 3:00 AM, and the other is supposed to run 15 minutes later. If the computer is off when the tasks are scheduled to run, ...
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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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Laptop sleeps immediately after scheduled task with lid closed

Running Windows 8.0, I have a scheduled task which runs every 5 minutes which only works properly when the lid is open (similar to this open question). The task copies files to a Cubby, which should ...
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Scheduled tasks / cron on Haiku?

It doesn't seem to be called cron on Haiku and I don't see anything in Preferences or Applications as of the latest nightly. (Where) is this functionality in Haiku / what is it called? (I also ...
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Schtasks succeeds but application won't show up

I am trying to run Notepad.exe via Schtasks. I first created a scheduled task, named "secheduledNotepad". SUCCESS: The scheduled task "secheduledNotepad" has successfully been created. Then ...
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How to schedule a task to run every weekday except on the 1st day of the month

How to schedule a task to run every weekday except on the 1st day of the month? To avoid the XY problem: I'm building a backup system. I want to create monthly backups on the 1st of every month and ...
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Malwarebytes Full Scan Loads GUI when done through Task Scheduler

I have used the Microsoft Task Scheduler to schedule my Malwarebytes updates and full scan since I can't get the Malwarebytes scheduler to work. The thing that is bothering me is that each time the ...