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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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 ...
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Windows Task Scheduler: Schedule task to run once every 10 seconds

In my windows, I want to schedule a windows service to start once every 10 seconds. I tried using the windows task scheduler but it only gives me an option to repeat the service daily, weekly and ...
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Scheduling an XP Weekly Task Without a Start Time

I need to schedule a backup task to run every week using the Windows XP Scheduler (Home Edition with SP 3). I would like it to run every Saturday, but how can I make it not time-specific, so it will ...
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Scheduled backup of certain directories in Windows 7

I'm using Windows 7 and I need to schedule a daily backup that does the following: The schedule needs to run daily at 7pm The backup needs to generate a compressed archive of selected backup ...
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Scheduled Tasks Properties in PowerShell?

I am not sure how to do this in PowerShell, but I dont think it is supported. For example: $tasks = schtasks /query Will store all the tasks into the variable $tasks Example output: Folder: ...
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Schedule tasks via shell in mac os x

I am writing some C++ code and would like that every 60 minutes, the code is "uploaded" to my external SVN repository. For doing this I just do "svn ci -m "some comment", but I want to do it ...
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Schedule powershell script with admin priviliges

I want to schedule a powershell script to run on my windows 7 system everyday with admin priviliges. How do I do so?
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Outlook 2010 cheaper/free replacement

I am very pleased with Outlook 2010 but since I can't use it anymore I have two big options : buy it or search for a decent cheaper/free replacement. What I need from that programa/suite is : ...
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What are the criteria that Windows uses to put the system state on idle?

I'm looking that there are some tasks that are embedded with Windows that runs when system goes to idle state (such as Scheduled Defrag, System Restore, DefenderScan and RegistryBackup). However, ...
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HP laptop (Windows 7 x64) turns itself on @11:30am every day

My HP laptop wakes up from sleep every day at 11:30am by itself. No tasks scheduled for that time (either user or Windows tasks). No AV scans or updates scheduled for that time. Auto-defrag & ...
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Windows 7 Task Scheduler to start application in user session

When adding a new scheduled task, the application being launched will run in session 0, which means that the windows won't display. Is there any way to let Task Scheduler start the process in the user ...
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Run a scheduled task on a remote XP machine from Windows 7

This is very similar to the question asked here over at Stack Overflow: The question and answer here works fine when trying to run a remote task on a Windows 7 machine FROM a Windows 7 machine, but ...
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Should I worry about Daylight saving time when planning to schedule backups?

So if there is a day: https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Daylight_saving_time when we have to e.g.: set our clock back from 3am to 2am. Ok. So if someone creates a cron job at 3am, ...
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Schedule programs to run as admin in the background

Is there a way I can schedule tasks to run on a Windows XP machine in the background with administrative rights? For example if I want to run an anti-virus program at 3pm everyday with administrative ...
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Run task on reconnect to remote desktop (not login)

Is it possible to run a task when a user reconnects to a remote desktop session? Some software is running on a machine that cannot be run as service and must always run, but I also need to trigger ...
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How to pass an argument to a Windows Scheduled Task with spaces in it

I need to set up a Windows Scheduled Task. It accepts 1 parameter/argument which is a path and can contain spaces. My Scheduled task does not work - it "breaks" the parameter up at the first space. ...
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Windows Server 2008 - Scheduled Task Multiple Users

I am setting up a scheduled task on a Windows 2008 server to run a utility. I am able to do this without a problem with my user account, but no one else can access it when they login. I need to create ...
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Explore the steps to create & run scheduled task

I am newbie to Mac OS X 10.8. I need something like Windows Scheduler to schedule a command line program that takes parameters to run. Can you explore the steps to schedule a task & run it at a ...
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Win XP Task Scheduler

Is it possible to run a task from the Windows XP Task Scheduler after 1 task is finished? I have a list of programs that it should start up (program1.exe, program2.exe, program3.exe) I would like it ...
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Calling nested batch files in Windows 2008 R2 task scheduler

I am trying to schedule a batch file in Windows 2008 R2 Server. My batch file internally calls two other batch files. I am trying to schedule this on hourly basis. The schedular calls my batch file ...
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Running python script on when user unlocks windows machine

I have a python script , which I want to run , when user unlocks the machine ie; When users presses Cntl-Alt-Delete and enters username and password and logs in. How can I do this ? . Is there any ...