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 doesn't seem to work

I am trying to back up all the data from a cash register system every morning. I don't know if the user I'm running the task as will be logged in and I discovered that Windows XP doesn't actually ...
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Batch script for creating tasks?

Is there a way to create a batch script to add tasks to the Windows Task system? I need to setup 2-3 tasks per system but I want to be able to run a script to do it.
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Windows XP scheduled task not running at appointed time and triggering on login

I have a scheduled defrag task on my Windows XP machine to wake up the computer and run at 3:00am every day. Then I have two other scheduled tasks, one to reboot the machine after the Defrag at ...
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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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Show the %username% for the logged in user in an elevated command prompt instead of elevated users %username%?

On a Windows Vista Business machine, I have Windows Task Scheduler task set to run everytime any user logs in. The task runs as a certain elevated admin user because the script is being executed from ...
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Run a batch file on exiting specific program

I want a batch file to run when I exit a specific program, Nokia Suite in my case. I want to use Windows 7 task scheduler and would prefer avoiding any 3rd party program. I have already checked ...
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Windows Task Schedule: How to disable taskeng.exe from popping up upon task initialization?

After a lot of fiddling around, I managed to launch a php script through Windows 7 Task Manager that mines data from the Twitter API every 5 minutes. The Task properties are as follows: ...
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What windows 7 task scheduler event would respond to an idle END condition?

The Windows 7 task scheduler allows me to run a task when the computer goes idle, but there doesn't seem to be any obvious way to run a task when the computer resumes from idle, or is no longer idle. ...
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Scheduled task not working

I would like to make a scheduled task on my server which will visited a URL every 10 minutes. (It's a cron job for my Drupal website, so there is no spam-alert or something :)) I've set up a task, ...
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Windows 7 Defrag scheduled seems did not work

I use windows 7 from the beginning, so the first time when I looked into the Windows 7 Disk Defragment program and I saw the Scheduled Defrag I supposed that it worked and I did not check if it worked ...
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Move scheduled tasks to a new folder?

In the windows task management I created a new folder, lets call it "mytasks". I expected to be able to organize new tasks into it by using drag&drop from existing tasks, but somehow that's not ...
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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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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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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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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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Launching a Windows Virtual PC on Windows 7 without an interactive user

I have a need to launch a Windows Virtual PC on Windows 7 as a scheduled task overnight, so that it can get Microsoft patches and antivirus updates. This needs to happen while nobody is logged onto ...
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Automatically log onto a site at a specific time

Is there any software (freeware) which will automate tasks on my system, so it can be used to log in or log off any site at specific time? I had a software called Robotask but couldn't understand how ...
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Necessary permissions for Task Scheduler in PowerShell v1.0

I'm very confused at what permissions are necessary to run scheduled tasks. If I schedule a task to run at 5am every day, what user does that run under? Does that user need log on access?
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Is it normal for scheduled task behaviour to differ from running the batch file manually?

I have a windows service that I need to stop and start every 30 minutes using a Windows Scheduled Task. The service itself can be manually stopped via the Services management console (right-click -> ...
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Send a file from Windows to Unix as a nightly schedule

Let's say I have a common directory on a Windows server such as: \\servername\location\common. During the day, any user can come and add/remove files to that Windows directory. How would I setup a ...
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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 to start application at a particular time?

I am downloading a file from uTorrent. The file is approximately 10GB. But the problem is I want to start the application at a particular time, not the downloading. I know about the scheduler function ...
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Windows scheduler - Tasks not running when user not logged in

I have Windows Server 2003, with schedules setup via Remote Desktop under one account. That account appears in the 'creator' column too. I have 'Run only if logged on' unticked. When I have logged ...
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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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run as “NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM” is ideal for scheduled tasks?

I have a backup / autoupdate process for my software, and usually I create a new user for running it in task scheduler (most users don't have a password, and task scheduler needs it, don't know why). ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 - How to copy a scheduled task

I would like to create a new scheduled task that is extremely similar to an existing task. It would be a pain to write down or type out all the settings. Is there a way to copy an existing task to ...
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Have the at command return the job id of the task just submitted

Is it possible to have the at command return somehow the job id it just submitted when used from within a script? (kind of like $? retrieves the last exit code or $$/$! retrieve the PID of the command ...
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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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What permissions are needed to run schtasks.exe on windows 2003 server

The help file for schtasks.exe reads: SCHTASKS /parameter [arguments] Description: Enables an administrator to create, delete, query, change, run and end scheduled tasks on a local or remote ...
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“Access is denied” when trying to run new Scheduled Task 0x80070005

We are using the wonderful NTBackupScript on a Windows 2003 server to automate our backups with the built-in NTBackup. I've used this successfully in the past to run totally automated and bombproof ...
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Microsoft JScript compilation error

For the past month until now, I'm getting the follow dialog from time to time. Probably few times a week. I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 with all latest updates, and Java 6U29 (1.6.0_29-b11) ...
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How can I use Task Scheduler to schedule a .jar file?

I have an executable jar file and I am trying to create a scheduled task for every day using windows Task Scheduler I go through the following steps: open Task Scheduler -> Create Basic Task -> ...
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How can I recognize a running batch file in task manager?

I run a few batch files as SYSTEM (as services) and they appear as cmd.exe in tasklist. Sometimes I need to terminate one of them but I cannot decide which cmd.exe to terminate. Plus; I run many ...
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Computer slows to a crawl at 10AM-10:06AM everyday due to nvstor64

Windows 7 x64 I have checked the task scheduler and I don't see anything that is scheduled to run during that time frame. I have watched the task manager during the slow period and nothing it taking ...
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How can I open a specific URL every 9 hours in Windows?

I need my computer to open a specific URL every 9 hours, even when the computer is locked (Win-key + L). How can I achieve that? I must add that I have zero knowledge about scripting for Windows.
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How can I run a scheduled task as SYSTEM

I can't add SYSTEM account in task scheduler. When I try to add it becomes MYDOMAIN\SYSTEM and I get invalid user error. Can I use SYSTEM account to run a scheduled task?
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How to schedule a windows task to repeat every day within a time range?

In Windows 7, how to schedule a task which repeats every hour, every day but within a time range. I have a script which needs to run everyday from 08:00 to 20:00 in 1 hour interval.Could not find any ...
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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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How Do I Investigate a CPU Usage Spike Without Being Present?

I have a server that's mysteriously using up a lot of CPU late at night, when it shouldn't be under heavy load. This causes some database calls to time out, and I've set up some alerts in PerfMon to ...
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Scheduled task disappeared from the Task Library the next day

We have a Win7 Pro 32-bit system where we want to schedule a daily backup to run at 1pm. The task was created yesterday morning. It ran fine that afternoon. It didn't run today. When the Task ...
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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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Accessing Environment Variables in a Scheduled Task

When setting up a scheduled task, for the action section I'm trying to access an environment variable for the location of the executable that I wish to run. This is mainly because on one machine the ...
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Are startup items, services, and scheduled tasks the only things that run without my explicit involvement?

On a virgin out-of-the-box Windows machine, and before making any Internet connection, if I wish to remove or disable any applications that might run without my explicit consent, is it sufficient to ...
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How to schedule a task for sleep/hibernate [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there any way to execute something when closing the laptop's lid? I have a task that I want to run right before my computer sleeps or hibernates. Is there a way ...
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How can I open a URL on a schedule in the default browser?

I'm looking for a mechanism to open a single URL in the user's current default browser on a schedule/recurring basis. I know that if I was writing .Net code to do this, I could simply do something ...
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How do I make a scheduled action in Windows XP?

I need to run MyProg.exe every 5 minutes. How do I do it?
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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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Will Windows Scheduled Tasks execute if the computer was off at the scheduled time?

If I schedule a task using windows task scheduler for, say, 2 minutes from now, and for some reason the computer is shut down 1 minute from now, and turned on 3 minutes from now, will the task that ...
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Windows task scheduler not running batch file on network drive

I have a batch file that I'd like to run with the Task Scheduler. Running the batch file manually works fine. If the batch file resides on the C:\ drive, task scheduler runs it fine, but if the ...
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Display Image With No Window

I have a scheduled task that runs on my user machines at startup that currently brings up a 'configuring your station' style message in a command prompt window that is replaced by a vbscript msgbox ...