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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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 ...
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How to schedule Outlook to export calendar entries as ics file?

While Outlook 2010 offers means to manually export the calendar as ics file, is there a way to have this done automatically on a regular basis?
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Is it possible to schedule a task only on working days?

Is it possible to schedule a task only for working days (Monday to Friday)?
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Cannot run scheduled task off network

I am trying to run a scheduled task (multiple ones) that access an EXE stored on a network drive. These tasks worked perfectly fine when stored locally. I am using UNC to avoid mapped drive issues ...
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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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Remotely managing Scheduled Tasks on another computer: Access Denied

I need to remotely create new scheduled tasks from a Windows 7 computer in my company (which according to this Microsoft TechNet article I should be able to do. ...
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Idle state detection for server

Windows OS has a service that detects idle state. Details: Task Idle Conditions The computer is considered idle if all the processors and all the disks were idle for more than 90% of the past 15 ...
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What is the difference between “stop the task if it runs longer than” inside Trigger and under Settings tab?

When I schedule a task in Windows Task Scheduler, I can set "stop the task if it runs longer than" inside task trigger or inside Settings tab. If I set it inside the trigger it does not automatically ...
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How can I make Windows 8 scheduler to run something once when the computer is idle but then wait for at least 12 hours in order to do the same?

I noticed that choosing the option to run only when it is idle and then to repeat the task indefinitely every 12 hours, i.e.: , did not do what I intended since it basically reset its 12h counter ...
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Is it possible to use the AT command to run a command every 5 minutes?

The Windows AT command has an "every" parameter, which can take days of the week, and a "time" parameter specifying the time of day, however I'd like to run a command every 5 minutes. Any way to do ...
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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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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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Schedule to open website

I'd like to open a website at regular intervals per day, i.e., the browser should open and automatically navigate towards a pre-set URL. I looked at options like scheduling to open browser, but I ...
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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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Migrating from cmd to mac

For me it is quite easy to automate a jar file to run on a pc. java -jar "C:\...\mFilePath\myJar.jar" stick this into a cmd file, and schedule it. Now, migrating over to a mac, i am unsure how to ...
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Status of the process while Windows scheduler working

I have a .bat file which should kick off every 30mins. I am using Windows scheduler for this. I have some questions on the same, 1) Does the scheduled task starts at a scheduled time even after a ...
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Asynchronous Task Scheduler actions

Explanation I want to run a few programs / files on logon, so I'm using Task Scheduler, rather than the Startup folder or scripts, because certain programs require UAC elevation and Task Scheduler's ...
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How to go about scheduling a task in windows 7 to change wireless connection

This may or not be something that can be done. I cannot find anything on the wireless connection manager built into windows 7 let alone methods for passing params into it. Problem is as follows: I ...
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How to play sound with a scheduled task but not logged

I made a simple console application that only plays an embeded wav. If i configure an scheduled task when i'm logged in works fine. If i'm not logged in, the task apparently runs, but there is no ...
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Specifying specific days in WinServer task scheduler:

I have a task to run on a Win Server 2008 R2 machine. I set up it to run from the windows task scheduler that comes with Windows. I need to run the task DAILY but NOT on weekends. I did not find any ...
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Windows Task Scheduler to move files to a different folder

I have my phone set up so that when it takes photos, it sends them to file on my desktop. I would like to have a task run once a day that checks the folder and then Creates a folder on the external ...
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How to import a scheduled task from an XML file?

I have created a scheduled task in Windows 7, which will run a batch file once a day. The task is running perfectly well on my computer. I have also exported the task to an XML file and want to ...
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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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changing scheduled task user with same rights gives error result

We are successfully running scheduled tasks on a windows 2003 server. The tasks are all executed batch files that are physically on a different server on the network. We use a domain admin user (so ...
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Windows Task Scheduler won't let me uncheck “Wake the computer” option for a backup task

I have a problem with my windows 7 laptop automatically waking after I put it to sleep and then I find it later with the battery drained. I tracked down the culprit using the "powercfg -lastwake" ...
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How do I configure schtasks.exe in Windows 2008 to keep a task running all the time?

I have a need to keep a task running all the time which calls a batch file that is pinging a host to cause a delay before a secondary batch file is called. I have configured it to run each time the ...
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Selectively deleting system scheduled tasks

Windows 7 box has a list of scheduled tasks - > Default Windows tasks + Certain custom tasks that all start with a certain string. Previous code deleted all tasks with the command: schtasks /Delete ...
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How can I schedule a task to run only when the computer is shut down?

Is there a configuration for scheduled tasks to run only when the computer is shut down or more likely prevent a task from running if it hasn't been booted up to run the task? I'd like to run all my ...
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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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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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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 can I schedule an item to run? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Schedule a job from the Windows command line? I'm working on a deployment script for a production machine. I do not have direct access to this machine. Is there a way ...
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Do I need to change the password for a scheduled task on Windows XP if I change it?

I have setup a schedule as follows Schtasks /Create /TN sftp /TR c:\temp\start.bat /sc DAILY /ST 06:00:00 /RU {user} /RP {password} Now as the PC I am connected to is part of a domain and passwords ...
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Sync Google Drive when not logged in

I have installed Google Drive on Windows Server 2008 R2. When I login to the server, Google Drive starts automatically and synchrnoizes files, pulling changes down from the cloud. All good so far. ...
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Lock Screen after screensaver starts + delay

I would like to have my win7 desktop lock after say 15 minutes of idle time. I also want my screensaver to start at 5 minutes of idle time. I tried using programs that run a command after a certain ...
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Auto-start computer from shut down state

Is there any way to start a computer at scheduled time when it is Shut down. I know how to start it when it has been put into Hibernation.
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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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Can non-administrators use the Windows AT (Scheduled Task) command?

Is it possible to make a new job in the Windows Task Scheduler using the Command Prompt when a normal user is logged in and they don't have administrator privileges? Is there a reliable way for all ...