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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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Scheduled task returns 0xFF, but works ok

The batch file converts mpg to avi and runs on a schedule. Although the batch works ok from the schedule, Scheduled Task returns the 0xff message. Running manually, it displays an exit code of 0. I ...
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Task Scheduler is not executing the program

Problem: I have a .bat to send me an email with an attachment. When I execute it in cmd or in Windows Explorer, it works and I receive my email within 3-5 sec. I scheduled a task for its execution ...
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How to disable automatic Windows backups?

I have a couple of Windows 7 machines at work. I have them both set up to perform weekly backups to a network drive. I'd like to temporarily disable that, while I'm on vacation. But I don't know how. ...
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Windows run job by id right 'now'

Can one run a scheduled command by id 'right now' ? I'm not sure if it is even possible on windows, Atleast I haven't found anything yet
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Task Scheduler (run whether user is logged on or not)

I'm having a problem with scheduling a task in Windows 7 I m creating a task which is mapped to a bat file to execute, here is my .bat file : cd "C:\soft\" Start excel "" "AD Auto Run.xlsm" its ...
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How to prevent an application from adding a scheduled task?

I use Garena to play online. However, it has this annoying habit of adding a scheduled task on every startup in order to bypass UAC prompts. Basically, it keeps running its DLL (named ggspawn.dll) in ...
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Windows task scheduler won't run file on non-system drive

I have an executable that needs to be run on an E:/ drive, Windows Server 2012 is installed on the C:/ drive. I've created a scheduled task that has the full path to the target executable ...
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Task scheduler doesn't work unless I run it manually

I have a scheduled task on my Windows 2008 R2 server which is supposed to run a powershell script to download a backup of a file from another server. On this same server, I have scheduled the exact ...
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Is there a way to schedule Samsung Magician SSD optimization?

I have been using a Samsung 840 for a half year on my development workstation, and noticed how its performance degrades over time. Windows 7 is supposed to run the TRIM command automatically, but ...
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Conditionally put back computer to sleep after task finished

I have a task scheduled that runs periodically every few hours. I'd like to allow it to wake computer from sleep state and based on how that task finished (perhaps based on exit code, or some other ...
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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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Task Scheduler - Batch script to run on condition that another task has completed

In Windows Server 2008 R2, I want to set up a Scheduled Task to run a batch script on the following condition -The task should only run once another task, that also runs a batch script, has ...
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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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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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Windows Run Scheduled Task After Wake Up with Command Line

I am trying to use the command line to create a scheduled task that will run after I log into my account, whether it be for the first time on that day, or after resuming from sleep/hibernate and then ...
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Wake screen after scheduled task wakes computer

Trying to create an alarm of sorts. Task runs fine, computer wakes up from sleep fine, but the screen's black till there's user input. Anyway I can get the screen to light up upon waking?
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How to launch a GUI Windows application with administrator rights without asking for the pasword from the user?

The user using the computer logs-in to the Windows 7 Professional system through an Active Directory domain and has no administrative rights. I am the administrator and can give him the rights but, ...
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.bat runs from command line but not when scheduled

I've got a 1-line batch file that runs a pantaho etl job. It works fine when I run it from command line or gui, but the process doesn't even start when it's scheduled. I have the following settings: ...
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“VirtualBox - Critical Error” When VMs are Runned From Scheduled Tasks

I have 2 VMs running with VirtualBox under a Windows 2003 Server R2 Standard x64 Edition, both are started with scheduled tasks when server starts. VMs: Debian x64 Windows XP Professional Both ...
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Windows 7 Scheduled Task with alternate credentials - Admin

I have a scheduled task on a win 7 box that runs under alternate permissions. The account that created the scheduled task was a local admin on the PC, but now the company is removing accounts from ...
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What's the easiest way to schedule a windows XP task to run when going into or coming out of standby?

This is an issue with Windows XP (SP3) I have some software on my machine my employer requires me to run. However, if this software is running when my machine wakes up from standby, it consumes 100% ...
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VBScript in Windows 7 64bit Scheduled Task - Works with only run when logged in

So basically I have this VBScript that opens up an Excel 2010 instance, run a macro in it and close the spreadsheet. I am calling it using Scheduled Task to automate it. It ran beautifully when I was ...
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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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Task Scheduler - how to run powershell script with multiple parameters?

I am using powershell.exe as the Program and "-Command "& C:\Windows\logon.ps1; exit $LASTEXITCODE"; ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned" as the Parameter, but it doesn't seems to be working. Some ...
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Auto backup photos to network drive

My wife's ultrabook is getting full of pictures. I have a NAS that all our pictures are on. What I want to do is store EVERY picture on the NAS (easy) but keep all the photos from the last 12 months ...
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Scheduled Task in Server 2008 standard wont run automatically

I have a simple program that I want to run automatically(in this case at 7:30am). I have created the task and if I run it manually, right click the task and select Run, it works fine. When the task ...
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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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Simple Linux-based task scheduler with job dependencies?

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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Automated git pull on Windows 8 as system

I have installed msysgit for windows 8. I am attempting to automate a git pull every 5 minutes. I am using scheduled tasks to run a script I wrote. The schedule task's action is: powershell ...
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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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What is the preferred way to schedule a Windows Server 2003 Job

Having spent the last decade primarily on Linux systems, my Windows knowledge is a bit rusty, and I am out looking things up as well as asking here. Also, I am not looking for a discussion, but, ...
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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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making windows scheduler run once a minute

So the task is setup to run "every 1 minute(s) from 12:00AM for 1 hour(s) every day, starting 4/15/2013". The last run time is 2:51:15PM and the current time is 3:00PM. So why isn't the task been ...
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Label taskeng.exe console windows

At my job, we use a lot of console applications to run various processes. We kick them off from the Task Scheduler on a regular and overlapping basis - at any time there could be anywhere from 3 to ...
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Windows 8 “Task Scheduler service is not available”

I'm having problems keeping my Windows 8 clock synced so I'm trying to regularly resync with an every-5-minutes schedule trigger. When I go into the Windows 8 task scheduler through the ...
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Linux/Bash, how to schedule commands in a FIFO queue?

I want the ability to schedule commands to be run in a FIFO queue. I DON'T want them to be run at a specified time in the future as would be the case with the "at" command. I want them to start ...
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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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Change DVD or network boot order from Windows

First, let me preface this by saying I'm sure there's a simpler way to implement our backup process, but what we have now requires making changes in only one place, rather than on individual user's ...
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Scheduling LaunchD for every other week

I would like LaunchD to launch a script every other week. The following works fine for every week, but how can I schedule it to only run every other week? <?xml version="1.0" ...
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How to import a scheduled task automatically from an XML file?

I have created a scheduled task in Windows 7. The task is running perfectly well on my computer. I have also exported the task to an XML file and want to create the same task on another computer ...
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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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How to execute an application located in the network triggered by the task scheduler

Here is my problem: I made a task in the Task scheduler triggered by a specific event. This task, execute a small bat file. When the bat file is located on the local drive of the pc, no problem, it ...
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Windows - two options for stop the scheduled jobs - why?

Every time I set a sch. job in Windows I promised myself to get correct information about why the properties contain two option for stop job. Now I'm doing it... :-) So: I try to set a SJ to run at ...
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WiFi router that lets me disable WiFi based on schedule [closed]

I have that Fritz!Box 7390 that has the setting to disable WiFi based on a schedule. So, it's off from 11 PM to 6 AM while we're sleeping. Now, I want to extend the network with another WiFi router. ...
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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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Using sleep mode to trigger hybernate mode

I wanted to set up my computer so that if i put it in sleep for more then 20 min, it will go into hibernate mode automatically. My hope was to use some sort of event trigger on window's Event ...
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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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Scheduled task status

How to check last run result of scheduled task? We used "schtasks /query" command. But it didn't displayed our manually created scheduled task status. We don't want system scheduled task status. Only ...
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scheduling jobs on mac OSX 10.8.2

I am trying to schedule the execution of a .sh script on max OSX 10.8.2 I am using crontab and am getting an odd bug. If i am at the computer and set the task so that it executes in the next few ...
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Is there a way to schedule tasks in windows specifying a specific time zone?

I need to schedule several tasks to run, where each needs to run at a specific local time in a different city. For example, one job might need to run at 19:00 New York City, and another needs to run ...