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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Use Windows Task Scheduler To Put Windows To Sleep Without Batch File

How can I use Task Scheduler to put Windows 10 to sleep at a specific time without using a batch file?
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How to convert a scheduled task from Xp to Windows 7

I have a backup of some .job files (i.e, scheduled tasks) from my old computer. I see that windows 7 does not support job files instead they accept xml files. So, i would like to know if there is a ...
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Hyper-Threading (SMT) Affinity and Equality

This question goes out to the Intel gurus that I know are out there. Are both threads on a physical CPU treated equally? As we know, hyper threading on intel CPUs is a system in which each physical ...
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Accessing Environment Variables in a Scheduled Task

When setting up a scheduled task, for the action section I'm trying to access an environment variable for the location of the executable that I wish to run. This is mainly because on one machine the ...
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how to cancel a scheduled command for CMD

i just scheduled a hibernate command: at 13:00 shutdown /h Is there any command to abort this scheduled operation? shutdown /a didn't work, it said there is no scheduled shutdown. At 12:59 ...
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Run scheduled task from IIS ASP.NET site on Windows Server 2008 R2

A task should be run on a local machine now but it should work also on remote machine later. schtasks /Run /S 123.45.67.89 /U 123.45.67.89\Administrator /P * /I /TN "Name" gives "ERROR: User ...
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How can one prevent a Windows Scheduled Task from being killed upon OS sleep?

I have a Scheduled Task which runs an application upon user logon with the "run with highest privileges" checkbox turned on, so that the application can launch with admin rights. Unfortunately, when ...
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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 connect to a wireless Display adapter automatically through scripts or Task Scheduler?

I am trying to project files to a Samsung TV which has a windows display adapter. I want to automate the entire process. So when the TV is switched on, I want the computer to continuously check for ...
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Windows Task Scheduler running Access using “Run whether user is logged on or not”

My Question: Is there a way to run MS Access from Windows Task Scheduler using the "Run whether user is logged in or not" option? Background: I am experiencing a similar issue to Windows Task ...
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Set windows scheduler to schedule open a website, webpage or the bookmark [duplicate]

I have a bookmark: C:\inetpub\services\Full Scan\full scan.url or a link: 10.237.49.250:8080/scanner/run.aspx?FULLSCAN=ON how can I schedule either of them to open in IE or Chrome?
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Having trouble with windows 10 task scheduler

I have recently upgraded my windows 8.1 to 10, And now each time I leave my laptop on its own after a few minutes the CPU and Disk usage both go really up due to scheduled tasks. I tried disabling ...
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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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Is there a way to schedule tasks in windows specifying a specific time zone?

I need to schedule several tasks to run, where each needs to run at a specific local time in a different city. For example, one job might need to run at 19:00 New York City, and another needs to run ...
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Should a scheduled task remain in the “Running” state?

I'm new to using the task scheduler and I'm using it to run a batch file provided online when the computer boots. I r-clicked it and told it to run. It did and all is fine, but the Status of the task ...
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Schedule a Powershell script in Windows 8?

How can I schedule a Powershell script to run every day at 3am in Windows 8?
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Stopping a scheduled task with a batch file action doesn't stop the program running in the batch file

I have several scheduled tasks that each execute a (different) batch file. Each batch file calls into the same program, with with separate command line arguments. If I Stop a task while it's running, ...
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Perform Background Tasks in Low Power Mode - Possible?

Is there a way to schedule low power background activities to be performed while a computer is idle, sleeping, or even powered off? Until recently I would have thought the answer was unconditionally "...
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What Does “Local Computer Resources” Comprise in Task Scheduler?

In the Windows Task Scheduler, the interface allows me to use a specific user to run the task (General > Security options). Under the Run whether user is logged on or not option, the interface has ...
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How to schedule windows maintaince utility silently?

I am working as a system administrator, so i have responsibility to maintain each and every system. But our staff is non technical so each and every time i started some system maintenance utility like ...
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Sending e-mail via powershell (Net.Mail.SmtpClient or Send-Mailmessage) works, but not when invoked by Task Scheduler

I have done a script to check UPS status, log it and send notification e-mail. Script works fine if run manually, but when executed via Task Scheduler, it does not send the e-mail. It does everything ...
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Alternative to “Run whether usr logged in or not” with Win7 Task Scheduler

I have a Scheduled Task in Windows 7 that cannot run hidden (Tera Term does not like running hidden, even using .ttl files). That means "Run whether user logged in or not" will not work within the ...
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linux kernel scheduler's load balance acting weird

The machine i’m running on has intel i-7 processor – which has four hyper threaded cores – which means 8 logical cores . I forked 100 identical process that run in an infinite loop doing sqrt() – ...
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A scheduled task running every hour is taking focus away from my games. How do I find which one it is?

Every hour a scheduled task runs that opens a command prompt window for a brief moment, this causes any games I'm playing to lose focus and minimize. While I'm not 100% sure it's a scheduled task, it ...
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Is there a way to make Microsoft Windows 7 Taks Scheduler use a 24-hour clock?

When I set ISO date and time formats in 'region and language', the Microsoft Task Scheduler uses ISO date and time formats for date and duration, but sticks to AM/PM format for time of day in the '...
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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 ...
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Scheduled task giving last run result 0x80041324

I've got a scheduled task set up in my Windows 7 machine which is meant to run a BAT file when I'm not around, i.e. the machine has been idle for 15 minutes. Does anyone know how to track down the ...
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Batch - Schtasks Onstart Repeat Interval

Command I'm using: SCHTASKS /Create /SC ONSTART /TN "TaskName" /TR "path" /RU "user" /RP "pass" /RL HIGHEST I'd like to repeat this task every 10 minutes, which would be doable with the /RI flag, ...
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Setting a shortcut to trigger task scheduler

I wanted to disable the UAC popup box when running the command prompt as admin, but this didn't work for me. What did work, was setting the task scheduler to run it as admin given a specific trigger. ...
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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 = [System.Net.WebRequest]::Create("https://...
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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 ...