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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Can VLC player schedule music playing

I would like to just be able to play music at a certain time, while my computer is on. Let's say I want to make a playlist start in 2 hours. I've seen that VLC can schedule certain stuff, but I have ...
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Automatic Maintenance reports “Automatic Maintenance was delayed.”

After manually triggering the Automatic Maintenance task in Windows 8's Action Center, it seemingly ran to completion. However, the Run maintenance task shows up with an orange vertical bar to the ...
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XPath event filter working in Event Viewer but not in Task Scheduler

I'm trying to trigger a scheduled task with this XML: <QueryList> <Query Id="0" Path="Security"> <Select Path="Security"> *[EventData[Data[@Name='TargetInfo']='S']] </...
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How to schedule a task on secondary audio/video device connection/disconnection?

I want to schedule a windows task to run when a secondary output device (e.g., VGA monitor or HDMI A/V receiver is turned on or off) but I'm not sure which event should be used for this. I found ...
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Edit already existing Scheduled Task through GPO

I have been searching for a while but not getting much out of my trusty friend Google at the moment, so wondering if someone else out there might be able to share some wisdom. By default, Windows has ...
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Create Dependency Of Scheduled Task On One Another (Windows Task Schedular)

I want to schedule 4 task on windows task schedular. The conditions are 1. Task 1 should run every 30 mins; 2. Task 2 should run every 1 hour; 3. Task 3 should run every 2 hours; 4. Task 4 should ...
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Windows scheduled task - .bat runs forever

I've a scheduled task to clean up folders on a hard drive automatically; it removes files older than a certain amount of days. Basically it runs a .bat file full of lines that looks like this: ...
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Should a scheduled task remain in the “Running” state?

I'm new to using the task scheduler and I'm using it to run a batch file provided online when the computer boots. I r-clicked it and told it to run. It did and all is fine, but the Status of the task ...
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How can I schedule restart of my network connection?

I schedule my PC to turn on an hour before I arrive work so that it can run tasks while I'm on my way. However, one time, there was a task which needs internet connection but unknowingly, the wifi ...
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Possible to schedule a task to browse to a webpage in an already-open browser?

In Windows, I'm trying to schedule a task that visits a predefined webpage every morning before I wake up, but doing so in any already-open browser (if there's one available). I jump between Pale ...
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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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Task Scheduler program writes to literal folder named %LOCALAPPDATA%

I have a .NET executable (that I created) which uses Microsoft's Active Directory Service Interfaces (via System.DirectoryServices.AccountManagement) to do LDAP queries. Internally to ADSI, it ...
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Power Management: Have Win 7 box turn on and off at a scheduled time

I sometimes need to run a batch job on my Win 7 Pro workstation at a fixed time. I use the scheduler to make sure the task runs then. But, I need to disable sleep beforehand, which wastes lots of ...
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Task scheduler not executing argument

I am trying to run a program called the renamer that helps to move and rename files for my XBMC setup as a scheduled task (Win7 x64 HyperV VM on Domain). My current process is to run the program ...
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Create .bat to do a task at a certain time

I'd like to create a .bat file in Windows 8.1 that does a task (specifically, close a program/kill a process) at a certain time. I usually use the command line (which, I believe, works as a .bat ...
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Are there two seperated schedulers in major operating systems, one for processes and one for their threads?

Let's assume a process is given the CPU on a single-core CPU system by the scheduler and let's assume this process has 10 threads. Who decides which of the ten threads gets the CPU? In other words, ...
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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 schedule task while logged off using command line on local machine under windows7

I'm tryig to run this batch file: schtasks /create /SC once /ST 23:00 /tn "batch2" /tr "c:\windows\system32\schtasks.exe /run /TN "Acronis\backup_to_disk2" /ru "WORKGROUP\Tps02-PC$" rl/ highest ...
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Shutdown/deallocate VM doesn't work in scheduled task

I created a scheduled task to shuwdown/deallocate itself (it's a VM on Azure) with Powershell. The PowerShell script is: Stop-AzureVM -Name "myvm" -ServiceName "myservice" -Force If the PowerShell ...
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Modify a scheduled task with PowerShell

How can I modify the action step in a scheduled task? We have hundreds of scheduled tasks that point to a particular path and run a PowerShell script. How can we find those tasks and then change the ...
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Prevent a Task Scheduler to run at Windows Startup [duplicate]

To test the computer hardware, I have used Task Scheduler in Windows Server 2008 R2 to automatic reboot the computer direct after startup. I have now done many reboots to verify the hardware, and ...
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Running and stopping a task on Windows 7

I need to execute a batch file that run every minute for 1 minute. At the end of 1 minute it would execute another batch file which runs for 30 seconds. It then repeats running the first batch file ...
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schtasks in Windows how to select first day of month

I have the syntax how to define a Task for the last day of the month, but not fir the first day. Are there any Admin Gurus? schtasks /create /sc minute /mo LASTDAY /tn "Bild Copy" /tr "C:\copy.bat"
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Scheduled task doesn't run when WiFi connects(trigger)

I've created a scheduled task which should enable my hotspot when my wifi connects to a network, only, it doesn't do what it should do. I've tried both basic task and task with: -'Event' as the ...
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Schedule a .bat file to run at a certain time/within a certain amount of minutes

How do you schedule a task to run a batch file at a certain time/within a certain amount of minutes? I'd use at 12:34 C:\example.bat but unfortunately the AT command is deprecated.. I'd like to use it ...
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Can not schedule a batch file to run at startup [duplicate]

I'm trying to schedule a batch file to run at start up. Here is my command: schtasks /create /tn test /tr c:\simple.bat /sc onstart simple.bat only writes the current time to a file: time /t > ...
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Where is windows backup settings stored in Windows 7?

I use windows [backup and restore] utility to create a scheduled backup on every Sunday 7PM. I was wondering that where I can find this setting file? If it is a scheduled task, I should be able to ...
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Schedule on Windows Task Scheduler

If I want to schedule a task every 5 minutes for ever and ever, should I check: Once + "Repeat" every 5 minutes Undefinitely Daily + "Repeat" every 5 minutes During one day Undefinitely What ...
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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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How to Schedule Tasks according to several Timezones

I need to use Windows Scheduler or any other app for setting jobs at a concrete time depending on destination country. That means scheduling a job at 7 am (UK Timezone), another at 7 am (US Timezone),...
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Windows Scheduled Task refuse to run

I am trying to setup a daily task (running CTest from a batch script). I have used the default GUI of my Vista Pro 32bits, and setup the following task: > schtasks /query /tn "trunk nightly" /xml &...
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Windows Console App Fails When Run in Task Manager

I have a written a .Net console app that scans my Exchange 2007 inbox looking for specific subject text then processes the email body text. It works fine when I launch the app directly but when I set ...
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WINSCP: task scheduler not working but is working when executed from winscp console?

I have been trying to run a task scheduler named "Backup" that downloads the specified file from the FTP server to my local directory. When I executed the command manually from the winscp console it ...
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How to get a program to run at startup or logon in Windows 8 - with Administrator privileges - exactly as though app icon was double-clicked?

I have a program - Macro Scheduler - which requires Administrator privileges in order for me to run certain macros I have created. This requires running the application at startup in Administrator ...
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User-friendly wrapper or replacement for `at` command under OS X

I often want my computer to automatically add something to my to-do list at some point in the future. In some cases I want to add the same thing at regular intervals. In these cases I use OS X's ...
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Windows Task Sheduler with specific day excluding weekends

With Windows Task Sheduler I have to make a task which will be executed on 6th day of every month except weekends. If 6th is day of weekend, task will be executed on Monday (7th or 8th). I've expected ...
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How can I run a Task Scheduler job without being on administrator account?

I have read that the Windows account logged onto the computer that is running tasks from the Windows Task Scheduler needs to have administrator rights. I used the administrator account to create the ...
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Scheduled task works on a mapped drive when configured for Windows XP mode, but not for Windows 7

There is a Windows 7 PC with a scheduled task. The only thing it does is running a VBS file located on a mapped drive that points to a network share: M:\Folder\Script.vbs where M: is the mapped ...
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Automatically start task when computer is locked in Windows 7 Home Edition

I found a tutorial on how to start a task automatically when my computer locks, which required that I use secpol.msc. Unfortunately, this utility is unavailable in Windows 7 Home edition. I went to ...
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Can't create a COM object in a powershell script running as a scheduled task

I have a powershell script I'm trying to run as a scheduled task. Its purpose is to perform a nightly export from an Access database, then upload the exported flat files to an SFTP destination. The ...
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Schedule task launching issue on windows 7

I am trying to run a task on windows 7 machine and it works pretty fine if I select option "Run only when user is logged on". However if try to run task using option "Run whether user is logged on or ...
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Windows command-line: Is it possible to modify (or create) an scheduled task for “Run task as soon as possible after a scheduled start is missed”?

I wanna change this option via command line using schtasks (or whatever), but the docs seems not to have an option for it: Run task as soon as possible after a scheduled start is missed only the ...
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Is it possible to modify (or create) an scheduled task in Windows command-line to remove the need for user login?

Is it possible to change, by using command-line, this first state in my Windows Task Scheduler (sorry, my Windows is in spanish; look for translation on the bottom): to this other? Only ...
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How to close a browser window open by a scheduled task in Windows

I have some scheduled tasks that opens IE Windows on the background to execute periodic routines. The problem is, as the day goes on, several IE instances are left executing on the background and ...
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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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Task Scheduler action on drive mount

I have a drive that uses TrueCrypt. I have a program installed that uses that drive. If I start the program and the TrueCrypt drive hasn't been mounted, it gets very upset. So, I would like to have a ...
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trying to disable windows task wake computer, get task scheduler service not available

This is a windows 8.1 pc upgraded from 8.0 I've been trying to stop my PC from waking up on it's own. Turns out there are some windows update tasks that are set to wake the pc to run the task (...
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Win7 Task Scheduler Won't Run Copy Commands

I'm trying to run a patch file every morning at 4am. For whatever reason, the lines in the batch file that use robocopy.exe are skipped. I've also tried xcopy and cp(from UnxUtils). The batch file ...
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Windows 8.1 Scheduled Task on Idle Not Waiting for Specified Time

I have created a Scheduled Task to run after 30 minutes of inactivity. Apparently Windows 8 considers the system idle after four minutes of no user activity (see Task Idle Conditions (Windows)). I ...
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Scheduled tasks / cron on Haiku?

It doesn't seem to be called cron on Haiku and I don't see anything in Preferences or Applications as of the latest nightly. (Where) is this functionality in Haiku / what is it called? (I also ...