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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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 ...
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Windows Server 2008 SP2 Task Scheduler problems

I have a series of scheduled tasks that have been running fine until about 2 months ago. Now they seem to run sometimes, at the scheduled time, but not consistently. The tasks will run if I reboot ...
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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 way ...
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Only administrator account can run scheduled tasks

I am running Windows 2008 Server and I have set up a scheduled task that executes a SQL script from the command prompt. The script and command work completely fine. I set this scheduled task to run ...
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it opens “open with” prompt whenever scheduled task run

I am trying to run a .vbs file on every five minutes. I am trying to do this using windows task scheduler. In Actions tab -> New Action, I select the file ("D:\Documents\FC3 Savegames\FC3.vbs") ...
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Create an archieve with current date and time in file name using 7z command line

Today I lost my whole Far Cry 3 save game suddenly. So now I want to backup it's save game folder automatically on a certain period of time using windows task scheduling. I want to include date and ...
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Windows 8 defrag schedule ambiguous

Windows 8 introduced a new dialog, called "Optimize Drivers", in which they have put a "Scheduled optimization" part. We can now choose a schedule for the optimization, but it is unclear to me what ...
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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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Allow users to remotely modify Windows Scheduled Tasks without granting them log on rights

Is there any way to allow users to create/edit/delete scheduled tasks on a remote machine without allowing them to log on (remotely)? The machine is a Windows 7 (Enterprise) one or alternatively ...
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File trying to run on start up, how do I stop it?

Every time I turn my computer on a program tries to run, but the "this software is downloaded from the internet" comes up. I trust the software, but it is not something that I want to run at start ...
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Does hibernation data persist without power?

My office shuts down power every weekend while I generally like to keep things open and all set to go for Monday. If I hibernate on Friday, will the hibernation state persist without power so I can ...
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Schedule a command at logoff before applications terminate

Is there a way to schedule a task to run at logoff but before windows sends the terminate signal to applications? I need to pass a command to a running VirtualBox VM (host system being Windows8 pro) ...
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How does scheduling work?

How do programs designed for scheduling (e.g. Task Scheduler in Windows, cron in Unix systems) know that it "is time" for them to run a certain scheduled command or script? I imagine it's not ...
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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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Does software exist: Schedule a series of web pages to be displayed on a screen?

I have a requirement to display a series of webpages on a large screen running from a dedicated Windows computer. I want to display each webpage for a specific period of time before moving onto the ...
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Windows 7 Task Scheduler Run On Idle End

I want to run a task every time I sit down at my computer, so that I will effectively run the task once when the computer ceases to be idle. I can't see a way to do this. Any suggestions?
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Windows 7 - Shortcut for Task Scheduler automatically connecting to another computer

I frequently have to quickly connect to a remote PC's Task Scheduler to start/stop tasks. I would like to have a shortcut that I can just click on that will open Task Scheduler and automatically ...
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Setting up a terminal command to execute on restart (Mac OS X 10.8.2) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to run a script at login/logout in OS X? I have some external USB 2.0 hard drives and they obnoxiously spin down every minute or so. Then when I go to do something ...
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Schedule a Powershell script in Windows 8?

How can I schedule a Powershell script to run every day at 3am in Windows 8?
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Scheduled Tasks - Display the script [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why is Windows 7 scheduled task running hidden? I have a couple of Robocopy scripts setup in a scheduled task, but is there a way to actually display the cmd prompt with ...
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Is there a way to run a bat file whenever network connected?

I want to automatically pass the firewall whenever the network connected (WIFI and LAN), I have a bat file to do this, but every time I need to run it manually, so is there a way to run this bat file ...
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Is there any way to regularly reboot a hung Windows PC

We have a PC (Dell Optiplex 760, WinXP SP3) that hangs periodically, like really hangs - everything frozen, can't reboot from keyboard, only way out is hold the power button down to turn it off and ...