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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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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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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Can I Rename the Title of Command Windows from the Task Scheduler

We have several command line apps that are launched from the Task Scheduler. They all have the title 'taskeng.exe'. Is there a way to rename the windows, to make them easier to identify? We're ...
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How to run an Access script using windows task scheduler

I have a VM running Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise and want to use the Task Scheduler to run an Access script. This script will do some stuff and then close. I've already written and tested the ...
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Invoking an MMC Snap-in function from Windows command shell: is it possible?

I need to execute a MMC Snap-in function from the Command Shell of a Windows computer. I need it to schedule this command in the same Windows PC and executes in background. Probably this questions ...
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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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Windows 7 scheduled task stops working after changing windows password

I have a scheduled task that triggers every hour. It runs as a service, meaning it's marked with "Run whether user is logged on or not". Because of my company's security policy I have to change my ...
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How to convert a scheduled task from Xp to Windows 7

I have a backup of some .job files (i.e, scheduled tasks) from my old computer. I see that windows 7 does not support job files instead they accept xml files. So, i would like to know if there is a ...
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List of arguments for scheduled task

When you edit the action of a Scheduled Task, there's the option of "Add arguments". The software I use right now has the argument -cp .\Acquisition.Jar et.EPC I've been googling for a while and ...
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Search Task Scheduler Library

I've inherited a server with several hundred scheduled tasks. There's no consistent naming scheme, so finding some particular task that performs some particular action is rather tedious. Is there any ...
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Simple Linux-based task scheduler with job dependencies? [closed]

I'm maintaining a data-warehousing system that involves a lot of dependent jobs (data import, transform, etc). I've been using Linux's crontab to manage them until the dependency between jobs get ...
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Windows scheduled tasks fail with 0x1, don't log errors

I have three Python scripts running overnight as scheduled tasks on a Windows Server 2008 VM. I can run them manually with no problems. But when I look at the Task Scheduler each morning, the first ...
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How can a process run from a command line without specifying a drive letter before the path?

The Synaptics Touchpad Helper runs at user logon as a scheduled task. The command line configured to run the executable is... "\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe" As you may assume, it is ...
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Windows - two options for stop the scheduled jobs - why?

Every time I set a scheduled job in Windows I promised myself to get correct information about why the properties contain two option for stop job:- So: I try to set a SJ to run at every N minutes. In ...
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Can I automate an audio playlist to play at certain times, in a desired order?

I currently use Windows Task Scheduler to play certain playlists at certain times of the day/week, which we broadcast online as part of scheduled programming. Each time the task executes, it opens the ...
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Dynamically generate email messages for Windows Task Scheduler

My business scenario is as follows: My task's first action is to run a program that creates a log file. I would like to add the content of this file (or parts of it) to the body of the email that's ...
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Windows Task Scheduler starting Excel in background. How to force to start in foreground?

I'm using Windows Task Scheduler to restart MS excel when it crashes, via an event trigger that runs a vbs script ...
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Possible causes of web page opening at same time every day?

My general question is, what would cause my Windows 7 PC to open a web page automatically at the same time every day, or, what can I check to find out why this is happening? (And therefore be able to ...
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Problems with Windows Task Scheduler (Constantly restarting task)

I'm trying to configure OpenVPN to automatically start and connect on login. For the most part, my setup works however it starts, goes, and then restarts. This continues forever. Also, the status of ...
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SLURM allows jobs using more CPUs than requested to start

The problem I am facing with SLURM can be summarized as follows. Consider a bash script test.sh that requests 8 CPUs but actually starts a job using 10 CPUs: #!/bin/sh #SBATCH --ntasks=8 stress -c 10 ...
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How to run a program normally with admin privilleges not as a background process using Task Scheduler?

I have looked through other questions in superuser and online and they all seem to suggest using Task Scheduler for what I want to do. Simply, I want to run my program at STARTUP or Boot with admin ...
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How to automatically convert all video files in a folder at a scheduled time?

More specifically, how do I convert MPG files to 3GP everyday at 3.00am? C:\TV\*.mpg -> C:\TV\*.3gp It would be more convenient if one video converter program could do all of this but I'm open ...
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Automating a folder backup task (zip, move, then rename according to naming convention)

I am attempting to automate the backup of a folder on a Windows 2003 R2 server (currently a manual process). There are three components to this task: 1) Generate a zip file of the following folder ...
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schtasks set “If the tasks is not scheduled to run again, delete it after:”

I've googled and seached super user for this but haven't found anything. I wan to set the option "If the tasks is not scheduled to run again, delete it after:" using schtasks, or if thats not possible ...
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Win7 scheduled task ignoring net use saved credentials

On Win7 64 Pro, I have a batch file that runs net use to map a network share from my server over OpenVPN. The batch file doesn't have the username or password stored in it, it uses the user ...
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oracle AQ for scheduled jobs

We have a process that currently uses the Oracle DBMS_SCHEDULER to execute. The process runs every time the backend receives data from an external device. The Oracle scheduler is set up such that a ...
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Using a curl scheduled task in windows

I am using the following command in a scheduled task in windows to update my IP to the free Dynamic DNS service called EntryDNS: curl.exe -k -X PUT -d "" "Their url API string here" The problem I am ...
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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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Wake screen after scheduled task wakes computer

Trying to create an alarm of sorts. Task runs fine, computer wakes up from sleep fine, but the screen's black till there's user input. Anyway I can get the screen to light up upon waking?
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Every 5 min cron job between specific time (Windows server 2008 and batch file)

Previous colleague set up cron job every 5 min for 24 hrs. Now I need to modify this only running between 7am to 7pm. I had never learned cron job so I googled and tried but it didn't work. Task ...
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scheduling with cronjob to run the php file for only one time

How do I run the php file only once using the cron jobs. i.e., to schedule task to work on 20/06/2015 10:30:00 I tried something like this : 30 10 20 6 ? 2015 /usr/bin/php ...
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The selected task “{0}” no longer exists. To see the current tasks, click Refresh

When I start my task scheduler on Windows 7 I get a dialog with the following error: The selected task "{0}" no longer exists. To see the current tasks, click Refresh Also there's a UUID, ...
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VBScript in Windows 7 64bit Scheduled Task - Works with only run when logged in

So basically I have this VBScript that opens up an Excel 2010 instance, run a macro in it and close the spreadsheet. I am calling it using Scheduled Task to automate it. It ran beautifully when I was ...
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Assign number values to certain letters in Excel or OpenOffice

I'd like like to know how to assign to some letters a number value for a monthly Hospital schedule. For example: N for night = 12h M for morning = 6h P for afternoon = 6h CS for day off = 6h R for ...
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Malwarebytes Full Scan Loads GUI when done through Task Scheduler

I have used the Microsoft Task Scheduler to schedule my Malwarebytes updates and full scan since I can't get the Malwarebytes scheduler to work. The thing that is bothering me is that each time the ...
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Disallow task scheduler to start computer

My computer started itself at exactly 9:41pm the last 3 days. And I had the same thing happening at 3:00am in the past. It was always some stupid scheduled task. The fact that a scheduled task can ...
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Task Scheduler missing daily tasks for just 2 days. Why?

I have configured Windows 7 task scheduler to run a daily task at 12:01 AM. It has to start our reporting program that maintains the internal log of its own. It's been working really good since March ...
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Delete scheduled taskname containing space

I want to delete scheduled tasks that start with "Adobe Acrobat" eg "Adobe Acrobat 123","Adobe Acrobat 456","Adobe Acrobat 789" schtasks /Delete /TN Adobe* /F This command fails to find any tasks ...
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Schedule a task to run before a service starts

I would like to ensure that a task runs before a particular service is started. (The service is "automatic"). Is there any way to do this? I could schedule a task to run on startup, and just pray. ...
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Windows Task Scheduler Run Task at 7am everyday even after reboot

I have a program will run continuously for 12 hours from 7am to 7pm. I have enabled it to run at 7am every day and stop it by 7pm by using windows task scheduler. It works fine except that if I ...
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Does software exist: Schedule a series of web pages to be displayed on a screen?

I have a requirement to display a series of webpages on a large screen running from a dedicated Windows computer. I want to display each webpage for a specific period of time before moving onto the ...
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Program run with Task Scheduler doesn't work properly (create file)

I have a Ruby program compiled as an .exe. It checks a website for some data, and stores it in a text file before printing a success message and exiting. When I run the program by double-clicking, it ...
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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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Not seeing “Accepting Task” popup when accepting task requests

When a user sends a task request, the recipient clicks "accept" and a popup entitled "Accepting Task" should appear giving them the option to either "edit the response before sending" or "send the ...
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Using computer (VLC) as an alarm clock

I found a tutorial for using Task Scheduler to use VLC on my computer as an alarm clock. Essentially, it works as follows: Computer boots automatically in the morning 5 minutes before alarm time Use ...
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Task Scheduler is not executing the program

Problem: I have a .bat to send me an email with an attachment. When I execute it in cmd or in Windows Explorer, it works and I receive my email within 3-5 sec. I scheduled a task for its execution ...
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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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Windows 7 event for plugging in USB keyboard

I would like to use task scheduler to toggle num lock as I plug or unplug my keyboard from my laptop. I use it equally with and without the external keyboard, so both the default settings are equally ...
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Infinite loop of cron jobs with intermediate output from each job

I have a program that outputs stuff to standard output. I am using cron to schedule it which is fine because I am collecting the stuff that it prints outs via email and do some statistical work on ...
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Robocopy won't work with Task Sheduler in Win7

I need to copy file from server to local disk cca every 5 minutes. Created batch file work fine but from Task scheduler it does nothing. The Batch file looks like this: ...