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 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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Dynamically generate email messages for Windows Task Scheduler

My business scenario is as follows: My task's first action is to run a program that creates a log file. I would like to add the content of this file (or parts of it) to the body of the email that's ...
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Possible causes of web page opening at same time every day?

My general question is, what would cause my Windows 7 PC to open a web page automatically at the same time every day, or, what can I check to find out why this is happening? (And therefore be able to ...
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Problems with Windows Task Scheduler (Constantly restarting task)

I'm trying to configure OpenVPN to automatically start and connect on login. For the most part, my setup works however it starts, goes, and then restarts. This continues forever. Also, the status of ...
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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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How to run a program normally with admin privilleges not as a background process using Task Scheduler?

I have looked through other questions in superuser and online and they all seem to suggest using Task Scheduler for what I want to do. Simply, I want to run my program at STARTUP or Boot with admin ...
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schtasks set “If the tasks is not scheduled to run again, delete it after:”

I've googled and seached super user for this but haven't found anything. I wan to set the option "If the tasks is not scheduled to run again, delete it after:" using schtasks, or if thats not possible ...
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oracle AQ for scheduled jobs

We have a process that currently uses the Oracle DBMS_SCHEDULER to execute. The process runs every time the backend receives data from an external device. The Oracle scheduler is set up such that a ...
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Using a curl scheduled task in windows

I am using the following command in a scheduled task in windows to update my IP to the free Dynamic DNS service called EntryDNS: curl.exe -k -X PUT -d "" "Their url API string here" The problem I am ...
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Every 5 min cron job between specific time (Windows server 2008 and batch file)

Previous colleague set up cron job every 5 min for 24 hrs. Now I need to modify this only running between 7am to 7pm. I had never learned cron job so I googled and tried but it didn't work. Task ...
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Win7 scheduled task ignoring net use saved credentials

On Win7 64 Pro, I have a batch file that runs net use to map a network share from my server over OpenVPN. The batch file doesn't have the username or password stored in it, it uses the user ...
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scheduling with cronjob to run the php file for only one time

How do I run the php file only once using the cron jobs. i.e., to schedule task to work on 20/06/2015 10:30:00 I tried something like this : 30 10 20 6 ? 2015 /usr/bin/php ...
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Assign number values to certain letters in Excel or OpenOffice

I'd like like to know how to assign to some letters a number value for a monthly Hospital schedule. For example: N for night = 12h M for morning = 6h P for afternoon = 6h CS for day off = 6h R for ...