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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FTP batch file works from command line but not scheduled task

I want a windows scheduled task to execute an ftp batch file which will upload some files to my server. If i run the argument below from the command line then it executes successfully. ftp -i ...
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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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OSX - Schedule programs to start at night, close in morning

On Mac OSX, is there a program or method I could use to start an application (say Dropbox) at around 9pm at night and then close the application in the morning (say 9am). I've found Dropbox is making ...
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Windows .bat fails when running from Scheduled tasks; runs fine when running from command line

I am trying to start a virtual machine via a batch file. The .bat file runs fine when I run it from the Windows command line. But when I run it from scheduled tasks, it exits with error code 1. I ...
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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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Edit already existing Scheduled Task through GPO

I have been searching for a while but not getting much out of my trusty friend Google at the moment, so wondering if someone else out there might be able to share some wisdom. By default, Windows has ...
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Windows scheduled tasks fail with 0x1, don't log errors

I have three Python scripts running overnight as scheduled tasks on a Windows Server 2008 VM. I can run them manually with no problems. But when I look at the Task Scheduler each morning, the first ...
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Why does my scheduled task fail with error (0x4)

I have a scheduled task that is supposed to run a batch file. The batch files runs file when called on it's own, but does not run when wrapped in a scheduled task. Here is what the dialog looks like: ...
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Running batch file through a service

I'm trying to schedule a batch file to run through a third party application, however the output file doesn't get created in the directory. If I run the .BAT file from the command line, it works ...
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Windows pausing service instead of restarting it when batch file called from task scheduler

I have set up a task in Windows Task Scheduler to run at a specific time each day. The task simply executes a batch file I've created to restart my Windows service. This is the contents of that ...
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Running a powershell script at startup

I am writing a script to remove a computer from the domain, rename it, then add it back. It works fine when I set the trigger to AtLogOn but when I switch to AtStartUp I run into some issues. I get ...
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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 do I kill an unattended scheduled task?

I have a runaway windows task, if I were running it as a logged in user I would use Process Explorer (procexpe.exe) and look for the related cmd.exe and kill it there, but this one is running with a ...
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How to reconnect to Remote Session in a script?

I need to persist a Remote desktop connection across a reboot of a Terminal server. I'm thinking that it would be something like a scheduled task that would run periodically and check the running ...
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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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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 ...