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 scheduled Task - Stopping Console w/ error & Re-starting the service

How can I go by setting up a scheduled task that will cancel a java console that outputs a heap error and then start it up again? I need to restart my wowza service because of some java heap ...
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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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Running Network-Reliant Processes on Startup

I'm in charge of deploying and modifying a bit of in-house software that is meant to run on end-user workstations, which run either Windows 7 or XP SP3. The goal is to maximize the amount of time the ...
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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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How to trigger the windows task scheduler event when my computer's CPU is overrun over 30 minutes?

my computer's OS is windows 7, I would like to do this: when my computer's CPU is overrun over 30 minutes, it will trigger task scheduler's event which is send a email to my email account. I don't ...
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No logfile when combining Robocopy with Task Scheduler

I am trying to create a .bat file with Robocopy and schedule it using Task Scheduler in Windows 7. The issue that I am having is with the creation of the log file. When I click on the .bat file, a log ...
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Create Shedule Task for execute Powershell script immediately using Powershell

I need create schedule task programmatically using Powershell (PS remoting). My task executes a powershell script (and other cases a script cmd) immediately. $powershellcmd = (get-command ...
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Can a Windows scheduled task update itself and how would I do it?

Can a Windows scheduled task update itself and how would I do it? I'm using Windows Server 2008. I've seen some Powershell scripts that create tasks from xml; would this be the right approach?
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Scheduled logoff scripts

I wondered if it was possible to launch a logoff script only, for example, every friday. Can this task be scheduled in Active Directory or must I programm a scripts that adds and remove it every ...
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Windows Server Scheduled Tasks not running even though it says it is

If I run the batch file manually it works, but when the scheduled tasks runs it (which runs every ten minutes all day long), it never runs but it says it does, there is also no errors Here is the ...
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Windows XP scheduled task not running at appointed time and triggering on login

I have a scheduled defrag task on my Windows XP machine to wake up the computer and run at 3:00am every day. Then I have two other scheduled tasks, one to reboot the machine after the Defrag at ...
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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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Windows Server 2008 - Scheduled Task Multiple Users

I am setting up a scheduled task on a Windows 2008 server to run a utility. I am able to do this without a problem with my user account, but no one else can access it when they login. I need to create ...
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Using schtasks in interactive mode

How can I run schtasks.exe in interactive mode? Like "at.... /interactive"? I run it on Windows XP so there isn't the /IT option.
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Windows 7: Using schtasks to run on a WinServer2003

I need to run several scheduled tasks remotely on a WinServer2003 machine. When my OS was WinXP-32 it worked quite fine with a command like "schtasks /run /s \\xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx /tn ScheduledTaskName". ...
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Invoking an MMC Snap-in function from Windows command shell: is it possible?

I need to execute a MMC Snap-in function from the Command Shell of a Windows computer. I need it to schedule this command in the same Windows PC and executes in background. Probably this questions ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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OS X scan folder for new html files

I am looking for a way to scan a selected folder for new html files. The idea is to save html files on my mobile then have those files sync to my home system and then download (through a download ...
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How do I create a scheduled task to connect to another wifi connection

I’m running Windows 8.1 and would like to set up a scheduled task to connect to another known wifi connection and then run the required scripts that I need. I’m aware of making a scheduled task run ...
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Parent process details from the batch script - find out what called the batch script

We have a batch file which is calling php scipts. Php script load some data files to our system. I cannot understand what is starting that batch file in the middle of the night. I cannot find any ...
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Create Dependency Of Scheduled Task On One Another (Windows Task Schedular)

I want to schedule 4 task on windows task schedular. The conditions are 1. Task 1 should run every 30 mins; 2. Task 2 should run every 1 hour; 3. Task 3 should run every 2 hours; 4. Task 4 should ...
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Possible to schedule a task to browse to a webpage in an already-open browser?

In Windows, I'm trying to schedule a task that visits a predefined webpage every morning before I wake up, but doing so in any already-open browser (if there's one available). I jump between Pale ...
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schtasks in Windows how to select first day of month

I have the syntax how to define a Task for the last day of the month, but not fir the first day. Are there any Admin Gurus? schtasks /create /sc minute /mo LASTDAY /tn "Bild Copy" /tr "C:\copy.bat" ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Scheduled Task and environment variables WITHOUT CMD /C

I need to run a task within Windows 2003 Task Scheduler however the command needs to access environment variables: vlc.exe http://62.196.56.141:8080 ...
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Task Scheduler Settings in Windows 8

What does the checkbox in the following screenshot do? From Microsoft: If task fails, restart every: Use this setting to restart a task if the task fails to run (the last run result of ...
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How can I start multiple applications and instances using a Windows Scheduled Task?

I have three main applications. I am trying to start them automatically at log on in a specific order with a given delay. Here is an example of how I'd like everything to be: User logs in. Wait ...
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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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Outlook: Recurring tasks that are hidden before they occur?

I'm keen to the concept of recurring tasks. I'd like to solve two problems with it: Be reminded of things I need to do at a specific day. E.g. on the second last day of the month I need to be ...
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How to schedule task with custom date in Windows server 2003?

I want schedule the task to run every 9th, 19th, 23rd, 30th, 6th of a month. However the task scheduler wizard only has the options of daily, weekly, monthly and just once. Can I create the task from ...
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Schtasks can't run .bat file in windows server 2003

I have a problem with running a .bat file in windows 2003. If I change the user to Admin, I can run it without any problem, but with SYSTEM as user, it will not run. The command is: SCHTASKS /Create ...
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Windows Task Scheduler CPU utilization trigger

I'm attempting to kick off a piece of code I wrote when the CPU Usage reaches a specifiable percentage. Can anyone direct me on how to accomplish this? Thus far I've tried using the task scheduler ...
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Explore the steps to create & run scheduled task

I am newbie to Mac OS X 10.8. I need something like Windows Scheduler to schedule a command line program that takes parameters to run. Can you explore the steps to schedule a task & run it at a ...
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schtasks.exe - how to make System as task creator?

When using schtasks.exe, I can easily change "Run as" to be System (NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM), with /RU option. But I want to see task creator (under creator in Scheduled Tasks folder) to be System as ...
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Win2008 - Use task scheduler to open a password protected web page every n minutes?

I already know how to use task scheduler to open a web page that does not require login (eg http://google.com). But is it possible to open a web page that requires a login and automatically enter ...
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Running an Automator task at night

I've just created an Automator workflow and I'm using crontab to execute it at night. The problem is that, after a while, the machine is going to sleep and a password is required (this is the intended ...
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Creating a password-protected task in Windows 7

I would like to configure a task like "child control software", so it would hibernate the pc at certain times. Is it possible to prevent modification (here: pausing) of a task through requiring the ...
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MS Project: How can I import tasks into a project that has already been started?

I am writing a feature to import tasks from an online bug tracking / project management tool into Microsoft Project, primarily for resource leveling. Currently I am importing all tasks in as Fixed ...
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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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How do I schedule my Windows 8 computer to turn on at specific times?

I have searched on google, and all I found was instructions on how to schedule a shut down. A question on this website - "Can my Windows 8 computer turn on by itself?" - had an answer which said "Most ...