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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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 ...
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Scheduled logoff scripts

I wondered if it was possible to launch a logoff script only, for example, every friday. Can this task be scheduled in Active Directory or must I programm a scripts that adds and remove it every ...
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Windows Server Scheduled Tasks not running even though it says it is

If I run the batch file manually it works, but when the scheduled tasks runs it (which runs every ten minutes all day long), it never runs but it says it does, there is also no errors Here is the ...
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In Task Scheduler what is the difference between “at logon” and “at startup”?

They both sound synonymous. Do programs "at startup" run before the programs "at logon"? Or do they still run if you don't logon?
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Set windows scheduler to open a webpage or the bookmark

I have a bookmark: C:\inetpub\services\Full Scan\full scan.url or a link: 10.237.49.250:8080/scanner/run.aspx?FULLSCAN=ON how can I schedule either of them to open in IE or Chrome?
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Getting a Vbscript to run in Task Scheduler

I have a VBSCRIPT file that is used to backup a database once every day at a particular time, this was done using task scheduler but my problem now is this script requires you to press ok or cancel to ...
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Set scheduled task last result to 0x0 manually

Every night a task runs that checks if any scheduled task has a Last Result is not equal to 0x0. If a scheduled tasks has an error like 0x1, then automatically an e-mail is sent to me. As some tasks ...
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Scheduling a Powershell script

I have a powershell script that I want to run as a schedule job. The script runs great when I execute it manually, but when I run the schedule task, the job fails with the message "could not start" ...
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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 ...