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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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 ...
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Task Scheduler missing daily tasks for just 2 days. Why?

I have configured Windows 7 task scheduler to run a daily task at 12:01 AM. It has to start our reporting program that maintains the internal log of its own. It's been working really good since March ...
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Delete scheduled taskname containing space

I want to delete scheduled tasks that start with "Adobe Acrobat" eg "Adobe Acrobat 123","Adobe Acrobat 456","Adobe Acrobat 789" schtasks /Delete /TN Adobe* /F This command fails to find any tasks ...
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Disallow task scheduler to start computer

My computer started itself at exactly 9:41pm the last 3 days. And I had the same thing happening at 3:00am in the past. It was always some stupid scheduled task. The fact that a scheduled task can ...
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Schedule a task to run before a service starts

I would like to ensure that a task runs before a particular service is started. (The service is "automatic"). Is there any way to do this? I could schedule a task to run on startup, and just pray. ...
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Windows Task Scheduler Run Task at 7am everyday even after reboot

I have a program will run continuously for 12 hours from 7am to 7pm. I have enabled it to run at 7am every day and stop it by 7pm by using windows task scheduler. It works fine except that if I ...
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Program run with Task Scheduler doesn't work properly (create file)

I have a Ruby program compiled as an .exe. It checks a website for some data, and stores it in a text file before printing a success message and exiting. When I run the program by double-clicking, it ...
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Not seeing “Accepting Task” popup when accepting task requests

When a user sends a task request, the recipient clicks "accept" and a popup entitled "Accepting Task" should appear giving them the option to either "edit the response before sending" or "send the ...
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Using computer (VLC) as an alarm clock

I found a tutorial for using Task Scheduler to use VLC on my computer as an alarm clock. Essentially, it works as follows: Computer boots automatically in the morning 5 minutes before alarm time Use ...
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Automating a folder backup task (zip, move, then rename according to naming convention)

I am attempting to automate the backup of a folder on a Windows 2003 R2 server (currently a manual process). There are three components to this task: 1) Generate a zip file of the following folder ...
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Windows 7 event for plugging in USB keyboard

I would like to use task scheduler to toggle num lock as I plug or unplug my keyboard from my laptop. I use it equally with and without the external keyboard, so both the default settings are equally ...
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Infinite loop of cron jobs with intermediate output from each job

I have a program that outputs stuff to standard output. I am using cron to schedule it which is fine because I am collecting the stuff that it prints outs via email and do some statistical work on ...
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Robocopy won't work with Task Sheduler in Win7

I need to copy file from server to local disk cca every 5 minutes. Created batch file work fine but from Task scheduler it does nothing. The Batch file looks like this: ...
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Robocopy using souring source and destination pc as shared folders

Scenario: I have 3 pc's on the network. Lets name it A, B and C PC A - used to run robocopy. PC B - has shared folders on the network - source. PC C - has folders onto which files from B are ...
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NGEN is eating up all my disk space

For a couple months now I've woken up every couple days to find my C:\ drive out of space. After some digging I found my C:\Windows\Temp folder was full of 3MB log files -- ~40GB worth, numbering in ...
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Does Task Sheduler trigger fire for each time the task is started?

I have a task with a trigger that says "After triggered, repeat every 5 minutes indefinitely." I had set the task up to run once when it was created and then it repeated every 5 minutes as expected. ...
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Why doesn't my Python script save the file when I use Task Scheduler?

I have a Python script that uses csv.writer to create a csv file. This works fine when I run it from the command line, but no file is created when I run the script using Windows Task Scheduler. The ...
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How to schedule a shutdown after finishing Windows updates without having to use command-line? [duplicate]

This is pretty much a repeat of the question from social.technet.microsoft.com: ...
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The selected task “{0}” no longer exists. To see the current tasks, click Refresh

When I start my task scheduler on Windows 7 I get a dialog with the following error: The selected task "{0}" no longer exists. To see the current tasks, click Refresh Also there's a UUID, ...
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Obtain an alert when a Windows Task Scheduler Task has completed

Is there any way to trigger an action when the Task Scheduler has completed a task? Ideally the action would be an e-mail. We have a situation where an ordered number of tasks export daily backups to ...
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“Simulate” trigger for Windows Task Scheduler

I have set task with this trigger: At system start up - After triggered, repeat every 5 minutes indefinitely. But I can´t restart OS, I need run this task now and I need repeat it for 5 minutes. This ...
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How can I force a scheduled .bat job to run in the foreground?

I have a simple .bat that runs a PHP script at the same time every day. @echo ON php C:\path\to\script.php argument pause It runs fine when I double-click the .bat file. And I set up a scheduled ...
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Batch rename script to rename/replace square brackets

I am currently using Windows Server 2003 and would like to create a schedule task or command to run which would batch rename and replace all square brackets '[]' from file names and replace them with ...
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Setting a CRON to be run on every 1st and the 3rd Monday

I need to set up a CRON job to be scheduled in every 1st and the 3rd Monday of every Month. I'm using the Plesk control panel for setting these as follows. Currently CRON runs successfully, ...
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how to set task scheduler to run disk cleanup and automatically respond to popup window using 'Enter' key

I'd like to schedule a task running windows application 'Disk Cleanup', but how to automatically respond to the popup windows using 'Enter' key?
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How can I make Windows XP automatically logoff 2 hours after logging in?

I have a Windows XP netbook and it is protected with a password. I want to be able to control the time other people spend on the computer, so whenever anyone logs in I want the computer to ...
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Can I Rename the Title of Command Windows from the Task Scheduler

We have several command line apps that are launched from the Task Scheduler. They all have the title 'taskeng.exe'. Is there a way to rename the windows, to make them easier to identify? We're ...
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How can I diagnose why my launchd task isn't running on schedule?

I've read the launchd.plist man page, Is launchd supposed to pick up "missed" events?, and launchd seems ignore StartCalendarInterval on Yosemite but none of those have allowed me to ...
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Why the tasks cannot be started?

I have defined scheduled task like it in a windows 2012 server which is running in a Virtual Box. I can start these tasks with schtasks /RUN /TN start-dop001 as a user 'dop001'. The task will ...
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How to target an event by the process name as well as the ID?

I have managed to create a scheduled task that will be triggered by an event ID. For example, I have a task that will run winver.exe whenever event ID 4688 is logged. So if I run notepad.exe from Run ...
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Run Windows 7 Task CMD with SYSTEM user

I have a .cmd script I want to run every 5 minutes. if I add a Windows 7 Task for that it runs fine if I provide a real user. But I want to run it with the SYSTEM user. Doing this the script does ...
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Windows task scheduler with regular user

I have a powershell script on my network share (\server\dir\my.ps1). if I run this from command prompt (powershell -file "\server\dir\my.ps1") than work as expected. if I create a basic task in the ...
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batch file runs fine manually, but line that launches exe fails when batch run in task scheduler

I have a batch file (below) that works perfectly when run, however, when I set up the bat file in the task scheduler it ain't working right. The task scheduler does indeed run the task successfully, ...
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High CPU in Windows 8.1 but can't access Windows backup as per previous answers

Since unfortunately needing to purchase a laptop while WIndows 8.1 is the norm, I've been plagued with problems of high CPU. After a month of use, I inadvertently logged into the Windows Store and ...
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Automatically Wake PC at certain time without wake-on-lan

I feel like this shouldn't be too difficult. I want my PC to turn on at 7:00 AM every morning. I have a Toshiba satellite L50-B-1LN running windows 8. It uses UEFI instead of a normal BIOS. In there ...
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Ways to start a program at windows startup?

I had an updater program that started itself on logon but was not able to find it anywhere. After some time I found a hidden task in the task scheduler and managed to turn it off. That made me wonder, ...
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Computer (win 8.1) starts by itself

My windows 8.1 desktop has suddenly decided to start itself during the night. It has not done that before and I suspect the behaviour might be new since new year. 1st of january 2015, it started 0615 ...
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Run a scheduled task when a user changes the desktop background

I have a logon script deployed via GPO that changes the users desktop background to a company default, while also adding information via BGinfo that is useful for helpdesk calls. However, users ...
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Windows Task Scheduler Chart?

Does anyone know if there is any utility/tool that can make a chart of all tasks in Windows Task Scheduler based on time and date, so I will know if there is any overlap at certain point of time ...
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Run a program before Logoff and wait for finish

When I want to run a program (.exe \ .bat) before Windows 7 Home Premium Logoff \ Restart I use the Task Scheduler and I set a custom event: Log: System, Source: Winlogon, Event ID: 7002 \ 4634 \ 4647 ...
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Start an Indefinite Process on System Startup in Windows 7

I'm having a ton of trouble figuring this one out. I've written a listener program that just sits and waits for specific packets on a port on my system. I've tested it and know that it works so now ...
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Slurm jobs are pending, but resources are available

I use SLURM as a job scheduler and queue for a small cluster (single node with 64 cores). To submit a batch job I use: > sbatch run.sh Where run.sh looks like: #! /bin/bash #SBATCH --ntasks=4 ...
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Windows scheduler that runs every x minutes daily on the command line

Is there a way to schedule a task (.bat) through the command line that runs every five minutes daily? I also want it to run even if the user isn't logged on. What is the exact command line syntax?
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Does anyone have a Windows “at /every:” example to explain how to setup a batch file to run the first sunday of every month?

This is the one I have to run first day of the month, but I need to run it the first sunday of every month. at 13:00 /every:1 D:\DBMaintenance\MySc.bat Thanks
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Shut down PC at a determined time

I have a software (calibre ebook manager) that fetches news at 6 am. I want to do the following : Wake computer at 5:50 if not already on.(easily done in bios) A scheduler opens calibre at 5:55 ...
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Restart a computer at a given time with PowerShell

I'm looking for a way to restart a computer with PowerShell (Restart-Computer), at a given time (Example: 03:00AM). The PS-Script itself will run at a random time, when the user executes it, so it's ...