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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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 ...
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schtasks.exe - how to make System as task creator?

When using schtasks.exe, I can easily change "Run as" to be System (NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM), with /RU option. But I want to see task creator (under creator in Scheduled Tasks folder) to be System as ...
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Using schtasks in interactive mode

How can I run schtasks.exe in interactive mode? Like "at.... /interactive"? I run it on Windows XP so there isn't the /IT option.
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Shutdown a locked XP Computer

I have a scheduled task that shuts down a Windows XP computer at 6:00pm every day using the following command: shutdown.exe /s /t 600 /c "Windows will shutdown in 10 minutes. To cancel shutdown, ...
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Create a scheduled task in every language environment

I'm trying to add a scheduled task with schtasks /create /tn bla /tn "c:\blabla.exe" /st 04:00:00 /sd 01/01/2011 /sc daily this works on english Versions. But, when I try to fire that command on ...
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Example of using schtasks and at to schedule a weekly job, persisting between reboots?

Could anyone give me an example of how to use schtasks and at on Windows to schedule a weekly job? In particular, I'd like to know how to make sure this job persists between server reboots, which ...
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Scheduled task running as SYSTEM - execute something as current user?

I have a scheduled task which runs a batch file which does some stuff. I want the batch file to kick off another batch file which runs in user space; i.e. %username% == the currently logged-in user, ...
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run app automatically upon reboot

My XP PC runs a scheduled task to reboot automatically every night (shutdown.exe). I need a specific app to startup automatically upon reboot. My problem is that the app doesn’t start until I type the ...
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scheduled task“shutdown.exe” to reboot PC.where do I enter parameters?

I would like to create a scheduled task to reboot my XP PC. I am trying to apply the instructions from the following link but http://www.winxptutor.com/schsd.htm , but I can not figure out where to ...
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Free app to run task of visiting a url

I need to run an .asp webpage on my site every 40 minutes. Does anyone recommend a free web-based app that I can enter in my url and it will visit the url every 30 - 60 mins? preferably one without ...
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Task Scheduler: Run whether user is logged in or not: not working

I have a Task scheduled to run in Windows server 2008 (start up notepad). It seems to work fine when "Run whether user is logged in or not" is not selected. however when I select it the the task no ...
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Send scheduled SMSs via Skype

I would like to send programmed SMSs via Skype. I mean, I write a list with SMSs to different people that says; a) send a 04:30 a SMS to Joe "Wake up please, we meet at 05.30!", and so. The first idea ...
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Run Windows batch file on schedule as non-Administrator user

I'm running Windows XP x64 SP2. I have a Windows batch file that with some Robocopy commands that I want to run on schedule. I created a scheduled task for it, running as a dedicated user (not the ...
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How do I specify “Run with highest privileges” in SchTasks?

When I use the GUI Task Scheduler, I can easily check the "Run with highest privileges" checkbox. I found no such option in the SchTasks command line too, however. Is there a way to do that from the ...
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What is the difference between /U and /RU in SchTasks?

SchTasks help describes both /U and /RU as "A value that specifies the user context under which the task runs" What is the difference, then, between /U and /RU ? What am I missing?
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Schtasks succeeds but application won't show up

I am trying to run Notepad.exe via Schtasks. I first created a scheduled task, named "secheduledNotepad". SUCCESS: The scheduled task "secheduledNotepad" has successfully been created. Then ...
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What is the command line to schedule a task to be executed once and soon?

I know there is the at and schtasks. But I couldn't figure out how to use them to execute a task soon and once. I have read about a soon command, but there isn't such command in my Windows version. I ...
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Vista - perform scheduled actions only if screen is not locked

Ok, here's the general idea of what I want to do. After a certain time, I would like the computer to nag me to go to sleep. Maybe every five minutes or so. But I don't want the messages to pop up if ...
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Backup from ubuntu to windows

I'm having trouble finding some way to backup files from my ubuntu server to my windows 7 client. This is over the internet so I can't use robocopy or similar. Does anyone know about a program or ...
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schedule a task to run every day within a time range?

How do I schedule a task to run once any time within a time range? and also, just once in a day without specifying a time? can windows task scheduler do it? and specifically, if my computer is off ...
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Viewing boot time scheduled tasks?

Does windows provide any list to view scheduled tasks that will run on next restart?
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How can Windows 7 be set to sleep at 8pm and wake at 8am every day?

I'm trying to figure out how to get Windows 7 to sleep at 8pm and wake at 8am on a daily basis. I'm looking at Windows' services and there is a Shutdown.exe that can run, but it only seems to have a ...
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Trigger the opening of a second program when opening another

How does one go about adding a trigger to open another program when the first opens. Specifically, I would like to open PeerBlock whenever I run uTorrent, but I can see this being very useful for ...
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Windows 7 Task Scheduler doesn't list my custom task(s)

I created a custom task from another application (Peachtree), but it never showed up in the Active Tasks list. So, I created it manually from within the Task Scheduler, but the task still hasn't ...
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Old scheduled task still being started, but can't find it

System: Windows XP Home Summary: a scheduled task is still being started by Windows, but I can't find it, nor determine where its configuration has been stored. This is turning into a mystery for ...
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How to monitor a folder and trigger a command-line action when a file is created or edited?

I need to set up some sort of a script on my Vista machine, so that whenever a file is added to a particular folder, it automatically triggers a background process that operates on the file. (The ...
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Scheduled task giving last run result 0x80041324

I've got a scheduled task set up in my Windows 7 machine which is meant to run a BAT file when I'm not around, i.e. the machine has been idle for 15 minutes. Does anyone know how to track down the ...
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Run a batch file with windows task scheduler

I have a batch file daily.bat, this is the code: cd C:\inetpub\wwwroot\infoweb\factuur\cron c:\PHP\php.exe -f ./cron_pdf.php ftp -s:ftp_upload.txt ftp.infoweb.be And I created a task ...
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Problem with running batch file as scheduled task

I am trying to setup my rsync script to run automatically. It uses a key file for authetnication so there is no issue of missin ginput or something. I have user a. In user a's profile live a batch ...
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Running batch file through a service

I'm trying to schedule a batch file to run through a third party application, however the output file doesn't get created in the directory. If I run the .BAT file from the command line, it works ...
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Starting scheduled task by detecting connection of USB device

I know it has been discussed that it is not possible to start an application from an usb drive upon connection due to limitations of autorun (or autoplay??) in Win 7. But it is possible to create a ...
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Windows 7 scheduled task returns 0x2

I have identical scheduled tasks running in Windows XP Pro and Windows 7. The XP Pro one runs fine, the Windows 7 one always returns 0x2 (which means, "The system cannot find the file specified"; ...
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How to restrict use of a computer?

Suppose that some person is insomniac because of a bad habit of chatting on the IRC every night until 3AM. That completely ruins this person's life because he is unable to wake up on time to attend ...
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Will a scheduled task be blocked if another user is logged in?

I have a scheduled task set to run when logged on or off, and it seems to work, but if a different user is logged into the machine (the machine is on a domain, so a different domain user), will the ...
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Scheduled task to restart server and software to monitor server

I have a windows server 2003 that runs low on memory and to solve the problem I restart it. So to help with this I want to set up a scheduled task that restarts the server every night. Any tips on how ...
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windows 7 task schedule / mysqldump

Ive created a batch file to create a dump of a database and save it in a file with the current date as part of the file name. The batch file works brilliantly and all the data is saved correctly. ...
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How do I kill an unattended scheduled task?

I have a runaway windows task, if I were running it as a logged in user I would use Process Explorer (procexpe.exe) and look for the related cmd.exe and kill it there, but this one is running with a ...
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How can I determine which tasks/programs are running during idle?

I'm running Windows 7 and I see lots of activity when the machine is idle. How can I filter or view the tasks that are running when idle?
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Queuing up blog posts from offline

I have a Blogger blog and I will be going for long periods of time when I can only access the web via dial-up for short periods in the middle of the night (much like the so-called "flash sessions" ...
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Free Windows software to schedule upload to FTP server

i am searching for a software like turboftp, it allows me to setup sheduled tasks and upload some folder to my ftp folder. Important is, it must be free. I have a lot of files in this folder, so i ...