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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How can Windows 7 be set to sleep at 8pm and wake at 8am every day?

I'm trying to figure out how to get Windows 7 to sleep at 8pm and wake at 8am on a daily basis. I'm looking at Windows' services and there is a Shutdown.exe that can run, but it only seems to have a ...
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How to run scheduled task when user logs on via remote desktop?

I want to run an application every time I log on to a remote machine with windows XP's remote-desktop. I set up a schedule using XP's scheduled tasks and the start up modiier ONLOGON (and also tried ...
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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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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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How to wait for networking before runinng a task at startup on Windows 7

Is it possible to have a task wait for networking to be ready before running? The only networking related option that I see is "Start only if the following network connection is available", which ...
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After scheduled Microsoft Security Essentials scan finishes, whole system is slow

I have scheduled Microsoft Security Essentials (on Windows 7) to scan my whole hard drive every night at 2 a.m. When I start using my computer in the morning, the scan is complete, but the whole ...
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How can at execute a command from the command line

How can I schedule a command using at without having to include the command in a distict file, neither from the mini at shell that reads from standard input? That is I want to execute the command ...
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Schedule powershell script with admin priviliges

I want to schedule a powershell script to run on my windows 7 system everyday with admin priviliges. How do I do so?
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Scheduling a task before sleep in Windows 7 and hold off the sleep event until task runs

Note that this is different than the other questions I found (I did search), like: Is there any way to execute something when closing the laptop's lid? I used the same trick of scheduling a task ...
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AutoHotkey cannot launch ClickOnce apps when launched at startup using Task Scheduler

I love AutoHotkey (AHK) and use it to launch all of my apps using AHK Command Picker. In order to get around restrictions put in place by the Windows 8 UAC I require my AHK scripts to run as ...
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Scheduling a Powershell script

I have a powershell script that I want to run as a schedule job. The script runs great when I execute it manually, but when I run the schedule task, the job fails with the message "could not start" ...
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Task Scheduler: Run whether user is logged in or not: not working

I have a Task scheduled to run in Windows server 2008 (start up notepad). It seems to work fine when "Run whether user is logged in or not" is not selected. however when I select it the the task no ...
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scheduled task last result 0xff

Where can I find the meaning of 0xff in the scheduled task last result field?
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Taking screenshots when I'm not logged in

I'm looking to take several screenshots from an application at a certain time of the day (let's say 3 o'clock, when I'm certainly not logged in) . Currently I'm using NirCmd to take the screenshots, ...
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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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emacs - repeat task max number of times

I need to schedule a task such that it repeats everyday, for a max number of days. If I don't do the task one day, the tasks should accrue, and not simply disappear. For instance, I need to finish a ...
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How to prevent scheduled tasks from running as soon as computer wakes up?

Example: I have a task that is scheduled for 6 am every day (only if I'm logged on). If my computer sleeps/hibernates all night until 9am, upon waking up the task will then run even though it missed ...
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Scheduled task with custom weekly schedule does not run

I have set up a new task in Task Scheduler (on Windows 8) to run a batch file and set the task to run each week day at 7:40 AM. The task never runs (automatically). Next Run Time shows the correct ...
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How to automatically move a file to another PC on the network?

Here is what I am after. I have 2 PCs connected on a network and one of them prints out an Excel spreadsheet every night to a specific folder. Is it possible to use a batch script to copy that file ...
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Run task scheduler task on demand from limited user account in windows 7

My goal is to for a limited used to be able to run a netsh script that requires administrative privileges: netsh wlan stop hostednetwork netsh wlan start hostednetwork From my administrative ...
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Scheduling starting a service after another service

I have a service that needs to be started only AFTER another service. Is there some way to configure the service to only start once another has finished starting? Obviously, I could use a delayed ...
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Windows XP - Run task every minute - minimized?

My company seems to be hit by a virus that calls shutdown -r on all workstations. Until IT figures it out, I want to: run a console program (shutdown-a) every minute without it flashing a cmd.exe ...
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Schedule a task with admin privileges without a user prompt in windows 7

In windows 7, I'd like to schedule a program to be run with administrative privileges, without having the user need to respond to a prompt (which requests elevated privileges) every time the scheduled ...
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Run a scheduled task after a Windows service is started

I want to run a scheduled task every time after a given service is started. I have looked for a way to set a trigger on a service start, so that the service in question may be started automatically ...
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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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Powershell script to list scheduled tasks on remote systems

I want to write a PowerShell script that lists all Scheduled Tasks on remote systems, and includes the user account which will be used to run each task. The local system is running Windows 7, with ...
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Windows command line “at” command to run 10 seconds from now

I want to run some command once, 10 seconds to 1 minute from now. Windows at command only receives absolute times, like 11:50. How can it be done? Can it be done with other command line means?
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Windows 7 Task Scheduler won't run Matlab script

I am trying to run a Matlab script every day using the Windows Task Scheduler. I am using Matlab R2011b 64-bit, and Windows 7. According to Matlab, a script myfile.m can be run from the command line ...
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Scheduled task running as SYSTEM - execute something as current user?

I have a scheduled task which runs a batch file which does some stuff. I want the batch file to kick off another batch file which runs in user space; i.e. %username% == the currently logged-in user, ...
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What is the difference between /U and /RU in SchTasks?

SchTasks help describes both /U and /RU as "A value that specifies the user context under which the task runs" What is the difference, then, between /U and /RU ? What am I missing?
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Automatically delete old files from a specified folder?

I want to set up an automatic task that will automatically delete files older than X days from a specific folder. I'd prefer to do it without having to install any 3rd party software, but I'll be ok ...
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Skype calls at scheduled times to my mobile phone

I want to automate Skype to call my mobile phone at scheduled times. Sometimes when I'm working with very complicated (business) clients, I would like an escape plan if the meeting goes over an ...
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ERROR 0x8007007A when trying to schedule a task

I am getting the error "The data area passed to a system call is too small. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x8007007A)" when trying to create a scheduled task on a particular windows machine. The problem ...
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Scheduled automatic FTP website backup solution?

I was wondering if there was a way to schedule automatic FTP site backup with any free or open-source software? Clients like FileZilla do not have an automatic backup (ftp download) option. Is there ...
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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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Tell windows' scheduled task to run from now

I have created a scheduled task in Windows Server 2003 to run every minute. The start time is set to 12:00 AM so it will run all day. The start date is set to past date. The problem is the 'next run ...
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How to automatically convert all video files in a folder at a scheduled time?

More specifically, how do I convert MPG files to 3GP everyday at 3.00am? C:\TV\*.mpg -> C:\TV\*.3gp It would be more convenient if one video converter program could do all of this but I'm open ...
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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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Create a scheduled task to run immediately and then hourly

I am using the schtasks command to create a scheduled task that I want to have run hourly, so I am using the parameter: /sc HOURLY However I would also like that task to run immediately on creation ...
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scheduled task shutdown on XP

I'm attempting to use a scheduled task to shut down my win XP PC. I get the error: Task Scheduler Error 0x80070005: Access is denied. I'm logged in with administrative privileges but am unsure why the ...
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Simple Linux-based task scheduler with job dependencies? [closed]

I'm maintaining a data-warehousing system that involves a lot of dependent jobs (data import, transform, etc). I've been using Linux's crontab to manage them until the dependency between jobs get ...
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What local group should user belong to be able to run windows task as that user

When I assign user to a task, I get warning message "This task requires that the user account specified has Log on as batch job rights", but then I can click ok and it keeps this user assigned for ...
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Windows Task Scheduler with Possible Overlap

I need to run a task on the following schedule: task repeats weekly on Saturdays task repeats the first of every month However, if the first of the month is a Saturday, the task should only run ...
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Is it possible to schedule my laptop to mute and unmute at a specific time?

I always used to wake up to my favorite radio station on my alarm clock. However, I have moved and can no longer get that radio station over the air. To solve this problem, I would like to stream the ...
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Scheduling an XP Weekly Task Without a Start Time

I need to schedule a backup task to run every week using the Windows XP Scheduler (Home Edition with SP 3). I would like it to run every Saturday, but how can I make it not time-specific, so it will ...
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Viewing boot time scheduled tasks?

Does windows provide any list to view scheduled tasks that will run on next restart?
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Scheduled Task Priority and Paging problems

I just scheduled a task in my Windows 7, and I have 2 problems with it: The process starting with Below Normal priority. Even after manually changing the priority to Normal (via Task Manager), the ...
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How can I run a C# application from the Window Task Scheduler?

I have a desktop application(C#.NET), where I call a web service. I need to invoke the C#.NET application from the Windows Task Scheduler, because I have to plan an execution four times a day. How ...
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Warning when starting an app [windows automation]

I have two . exe application that conflict eachother ( App_A and App_B). I want to warn the user when he launch App_B if App_A is already running. ps: the warning message must really open before ...
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Is there a way to quickly delete/disable ALL scheduled Tasks?

Windows 7 (and newer versions) come with a large amount of pre-configured scheduled Tasks. Additionally various software sometimes adds more scheduled Tasks in the system. Is there a way to disable ...