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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Need help choosing backup type and options - how do the different backup strategies apply to single file?

I want to backup my journal to my external hard drive. Because of the nature of journals, I see no reason to keep an old version. In Acronis True Image 2013 how do I set it up so it's backed up once a ...
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Auto maintanence for Windows 8 will not stay disabled

It is imperative that I disable auto maintenance and do it manually because I need access to my PC at odd hours. I thought I had disabled it by going to Schedule Task > Task Scheduler > ...
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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 8.1 randomly restarting during sleep

I've had a problem for some time now where my PC will randomly restart while sleeping at odd times. It seems to me based on Event Viewer that something is causing it to wake up while sleeping (maybe ...
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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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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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Cpanel cron timing issue

I am running a cpanel server. I set a cron task to run every minute. So in my cron tab I set like below- * * * * * php /path_to_script >/dev/null 2>&1 Initially the task added ...
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Task doesn't complete if it is run by System (so it's hidden)

I'm making an application using Python to parse a webpage. For reference, this is the program's code: import csv from selenium import webdriver from selenium.webdriver.common.keys import Keys import ...
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Send HTTP request to website with password and username, then record results

I need to record certain numbers (temperature and others) from a web-based monitoring service (LaCrosse Alerts). However, you must login to use this service. I have an account, and am starting to ...
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How to show command-line app started by Windows Task Scheduler?

I have created a task on Windows Task Scheduler to run a command-line app everytime I lock this machine. It works like a charm. My question is: Is it possible to see the Command Prompt window when I ...
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Task Adobe Flash Player Updater creates network slowness?

Does the task "Adobe Flash Player Updater" ( this task gets in the PC when Flash player is installed and runs by default each hour Task Scheduler C:\Winnt\Tasks). might be the cause of local ...
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Windows Server 2008 Sleep at night

I have a Windows Server 2008 home server, that i'm going to sleep during the night. It's BIOS does not support scheduled boot. Can i use some kind of task in the Scheduled Tasks to make it sleep at ...
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Windows Server 2008 Sleep at night

I have a Windows Server 2008 home server, that i'm going to sleep during the night. It's BIOS does not support scheduled boot. Can i use some kind of task in the Scheduled Tasks to make it sleep at ...
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NT Authority\System can't download an email attachment. Which account can?

Believe it or not, this question is related to a real, production process. Because the company we are working with is run by cave men, I think, but... Yeah. Anyway. There is a scheduled task on this ...
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Run batch file through Windows 7 scheduler to rename folder on network drive

I'm trying to do what I believed would be very simple: have a .bat file that rename two folders on a network drive. The script works fine when running from prompt, but not from the scheduler. Any ...
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Windows XP Scheduled task running under wrong profile

I have a scheduled task on Windows XP SP3 that among other things launches a headless Virtual Box machine. The task is configured to use the administrator account The VirtualBox config file is ...
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XML Errors in the Task scheduler

When I open the task scheduler I get a pop up telling me that the XML code contains an incorrect value, badly formatted, out of bounds or a bad node. I get this error for the following tasks: ...
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Does an operating system intervine after each time slice/quantum?

In the context of process scheduling, does the operating system intervene after each time slice/quantum ends? For example if the computer was idle and 4 tasks arrived : t1, t2, t3 and t4, and they got ...
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Schedule a task for all users on a computer

What I am trying to accomplish here is to shutdown a shared machine when it has been idle for 3 hours. I'm in a domain environment with partial admin privileges. I logged on that machine with ...
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Run application after startup and wake up, before user login?

My desktop computer is in my home and I'm in a travel to other cities. I want to access my desktop by remote desktop function in Windows in case I have to retrieve the files in the desktop. There ...
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Simplest setup on Windows to send HTTP request, get and apply regex to response, and write match(es) to output file

I'd like to write a script that records the size of the close votes review queue on SO (currently ~95.5k), polling just a few times an hour, so I could plot a general trend. I know what I'm going to ...
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How a scheduler is scheduled?

A scheduler being a system program must be scheduled for execution so that it can wake up and schedule other programs. I read about process scheduling and algorithms but couldn't figure out how a ...
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Run a script when hibernating Windows 8

I have an EXE file that I need to run immediately before I hibernate my Windows 8 PC, every time. How can I do this? I know I can use the Task Scheduler to accomplish this, but which trigger is best ...
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Setting task scheduler to run when online [duplicate]

I have my Windows Update set to "never check for updates" on Windows 8.1, but since I still want the Defender definitions update daily, I created a task to get them. However, I have a question about ...
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Task Scheduler won't start various programs on startup

For example it starts SpeedFan without any problem, and with same settings, or even in the same Task, if I add for example other .exe software like FTP server software Gene6 FTP Server it simply ...
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Scheduled Task fails with 0x1 on multiple computers

I have configured 3 LAN computers to run scheduled tasks, however on all of them (Windows 7 & Windows 8) the scheduled task will fail with infamous 0x1. The task is set to run, whether user is ...
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How to run Firefox with AT command in Linux?

I try to run a specified command on a desired time. I found at for this, and it seems to work fine if I run: echo "ls -al / > /home/florin/test.txt" | at 4:21am But I want to run a different ...
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Task queue/ scheduler

I want to write a process queue that can be utilized by multiple users, to run long running python processes, on a shared machine such that only a single process can run at a time due to resource ...
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schtasks: How to set 'Stop the existing instance' from commandline?

If a task (in schtasks.exe) is already running, then the following rule should apply: "Stop the existing instance". Source: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc722178.aspx How can I set ...
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What's the best tool to use to automatically backup selected folders from Windows to my external hard drive? [closed]

I have a 1TB external hard drive and I'd like to periodically schedule backups of my "Libraries" in Windows to the external drive. I'd prefer if it could detect what files have changed and ...
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Task Scheduler Not Waking PC Extended hours of Sleep

I have configured Tasks Scheduler to wake up Windows/PC at certain times; however, the computer does not wake up after extended hours of sleep. If I change the trigger configuration time to: Sleep ...
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Task scheduler triggering logon type 2

If I set "use the following user account" to "INTERACTIVE" and the task runs while the computer is locked, will the event viewer log a logon type 2?
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How to run AutoHotKey script as an admin every time a user logs in?

I have computers where quite a few users log in. I want to restrict the usage to a maximum of 12 hours after which an ahk script logs off the user. I have the following solution but couldn't figure ...
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Using Task Scheduler to Run a Task possibly using event id.. i guess

I have created a task which runs on daily basis at startup, and set the computer BIOS to automatically start at 9:00 AM everyday. Also, set the powerloss - last state (this only works when the PC is ...
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What “user” must a scheduled task run as in order to be visible for all users?

I wish a task to be scheduled to run when any user logs on, but is not dependent on any one user being logged on, so I pick "Run whether user is logged on or not". The problem with this is that the ...
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Script to schedule a program to open and automatically navigate to a window within the program

I need to take a scheduled snapshot of my computer screen once a day for data logging purposes. I work for a company, and this program that I need the data from has only 5 licences and cannot be left ...
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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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High-privilege autorun programs (tasks) stopping on their own

There’s a program that I want to be automatically run on startup, but because it requires elevated privileges, UAC interferes with it auto-running. I used the Task Scheduler method of working around ...
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Creating Task With a Batch File - run task as soon as possible if missed

When creating a task with a batch file or command line, how do I specify the following option? "Run task as soon as possible after a scheduled start is missed " I know that this option exists via ...