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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A task inside my windows task scheduler will cause my server to stop responding

I have the following AppPoolActivation.ps1 file, to call a URL :- [System.Net.ServicePointManager]::ServerCertificateValidationCallback = {$true} $request = ...
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What Does “Local Computer Resources” Comprise in Task Scheduler?

In the Windows Task Scheduler, the interface allows me to use a specific user to run the task (General > Security options). Under the Run whether user is logged on or not option, the interface has ...
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Set up Task Scheduler tasks under Local Account in Windows 10 - incorrect password

I have a PC running Windows 10. I used to use a local account to log on. The local account is a member of the local Administrators group. Recently I changed to use the Microsoft account authentication ...
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Task Scheduler won't allow re-use of task names from older, auto-deleted tasks that were created with the /Z switch

While trying to get this to work I created several scheduled tasks with the /Z switch which, according to documentation is... A value that marks the task to be deleted after its final run. I was ...
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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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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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Scheduled task with custom weekly schedule does not run

I have set up a new task in Task Scheduler (on Windows 8) to run a batch file and set the task to run each week day at 7:40 AM. The task never runs (automatically). Next Run Time shows the correct ...
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How can I retrieve the status of a scheduled task using schtasks?

When I run this: schtasks.exe /query /tn "GoogleUpdateTaskMachineUA" I get this: Folder: \ TaskName Next Run Time Status ...
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Windows Task Scheduler - run a task once a day at log on

I am trying to set up a schedule task to run an exe exactly once a day. I have tried the following: Trigger daily 4:00AM, "run task as soon as possible after a scheduled start is missed" This ...
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How to disable a windows schedule task in Windows 10 using the utility schtasks?

How can I disable a schedule task in Windows 10? They suggested me to use /disable but apparently and that option is already gone in Windows 10 and was available in the previous versions of Windows. ...
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Ensuring Cron Jobs are called from within the Server

Here is the information about my development environment: Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard 64-bit Operating System, x64-based processor Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2013 .NET Framework 4.0 ...
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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: Does the scheduled task starts at a scheduled time even after a ...
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Is there a way to schedule windows 10 connection to internet

I need my computer be reconnected to internet after some hours from now for example, while I disconnect it manually, how should I set it to connect to the same wifi network after some hours ? I ...
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Access denied on deleting task I created from schtasks

I am using Windows 7 as a user without admin privileges (with no chance to change this situation). I have quite a long list of tasks, which are actively managed (I'm adding, deleting and rescheduling ...
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Bat file doesn't log when running from task scheduler?

I made a bat file which restarts 2 services, and I have it run in task scheduler. If I run the bat file normally, I can see it logging in current directory as the bat file. But if I run it through ...
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Create schedule task from xml file by batch file

I have a schedule task in my test machine. Test machine is win 7. I export the task in xml and I am trying to create a new similar schedule task as i will have to create same schedule task on more ...
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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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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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Back up a database nightly [migrated]

Question: Is it possible to automate the process of coping a full database every night into the development database on the same server? Software: Windows Server, SQL, SQL Server Management Studio, ...
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Prevent scheduled task from running when system is locked

In Windows XP, I created a Scheduled Task to run every 15 minutes, and it is working perfectly fine. But I don't want the task to run when the computer is locked – CtrlAltDel. Is there a way to ...
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Schedule Shutdown when visual studio completes building a project

I used task scheduler for shutdown after a fix time but I want to know how to create a task in windown 7 so that it will shut down system when visual studio will complete building a project.
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Windows Server 2012: how to automate the dump and zip of a MySQL database

I am using a Windows Server 2012. I need to perform a dump of my database every two hours and zip the SQL generated file. The zip file must have this syntax: nameOfFile_date_hour.zip. I don't need ...
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How to prevent Windows 10 waking from sleep when traveling in bag?

I am not turning laptop off, but rather putting into hibernation, as it starts much faster and I can continue working without starting all apps again. It was working long time from Windows XP to ...
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Task scheduler doesn't work unless I run it manually

I have a scheduled task on my Windows 2008 R2 server which is supposed to run a powershell script to download a backup of a file from another server. On this same server, I have scheduled the exact ...
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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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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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How to get Windows 10 to understand Scheduled Tasks?

I've got a short vbs script that I need to run daily. Here is the vbs script: Dim URL URL = "C:\Users\jp2code\Coding\DailyEmail.html" Dim objShell set objShell = CreateObject("Shell.Application") ...
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Windows task scheduler not triggering a task on Windows 10

I have a task that is supposed to run a script I made, every 10 minutes, but it just doesn't seem to trigger it. In the task scheduler it says that next run time is in 10 minutes, but when the time ...
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Run batch job periodically after a process has terminated

I used FreeFileSync to create a batch job to backup my Firefox profile and I'm not sure how to run it periodically (every hour or so) or after Firefox has been closed. FreeFileSync's website ...
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Make PC wake up using task scheduler in Win 10 from sleep

In Win 10 Pro, I have used task scheduler to make my PC go to sleep (not hibernate) at night, which works fine. But I am trying to get my PC to wake itself up in the morning, but no luck here. I have ...
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How do I print the dates in an autosys extended calendar?

I have an Extended Calendar that is used by several autosys jobs. What is the command to print out the dates that this calendar contains?
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Can't wake up Windows 10 machine with task scheduler

I have successfully set up sleep and wake up tasks for Windows 7 that have functioned correctly for more than a month. After a upgrade to Windows 10 the wake up task has ceased working. I have tried ...
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Windows 10 does not wake on schedule

I recently upgraded a Win7 media server to Windows 10 pro. I have a scheduled task to wake the server at a specified time; however it no longer works in Windows 10. It worked perfectly fine in 7. ...
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Customize Windows Task Scheduler

I have a script that I want to execute using Task Scheduler at certain intervals that are different: I want it to run every hour in the day time (between 8 AM and 11 PM) I want it to run every 10 ...
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How to login a user from batch?

I'm looking for a way to login a user at a certain time of the day (for example 3 o'clock, when I'm most certainly not logged in), take some screenshot and then logout. As you can see from my ...
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Taking screenshots when I'm not logged in

I'm looking to take several screenshots from an application at a certain time of the day (let's say 3 o'clock, when I'm certainly not logged in) . Currently I'm using NirCmd to take the screenshots, ...
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Skype calls at scheduled times to my mobile phone

I want to automate Skype to call my mobile phone at scheduled times. Sometimes when I'm working with very complicated (business) clients, I would like an escape plan if the meeting goes over an ...
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Warning when starting an app [windows automation]

I have two . exe application that conflict eachother ( App_A and App_B). I want to warn the user when he launch App_B if App_A is already running. ps: the warning message must really open before ...
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How to stop Windows 10 from autostarting apps? [duplicate]

Windows 10 has been autostarting calculator, weather, movies & tv, store, xbox, and photos usually after login. It isn't in the task manager autostart list or in the task scheduler. Any help is ...
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Windows scheduler that runs every x minutes daily on the command line

Is there a way to schedule a task (.bat) through the command line that runs every five minutes daily? I also want it to run even if the user isn't logged on. What is the exact command line syntax?
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Delay a scheduled task after locking PC?

I'm trying to setup a delayed scheduled task that kicks off once the PC is locked. The action will be to put the PC to sleep. Right now I have it set to "delay task for 1 hour", and I also have a ...
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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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Reverse scheduled tasks script

I have run the following .cmd file and I do not like it and want to completely reverse the changes. How would I do this without losing the original information about triggers/conditions etc. ? @echo ...
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Schedule disk scan for Ubuntu boot

How can I schedule a disk scan for the next boot in Ubuntu?
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Is there a way to quickly delete/disable ALL scheduled Tasks?

Windows 7 (and newer versions) come with a large amount of pre-configured scheduled Tasks. Additionally various software sometimes adds more scheduled Tasks in the system. Is there a way to disable ...
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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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windows 7 schedule wifi or script wifi enabled/disabled

I would like to be able to enable and disable my wireless connection automatically either through some sort of scheduled task or some simple script that I could cobble together. I'm on windows 7 and ...
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avoiding console window display when scheduled task runs batch file

I have a small batch file which xcopies some files from one folder to another which I've scheduled (via windows scheduled tasks) to run every 1 hour: @echo off xcopy c:\foo c:\bar /E /C /F /Y Since ...
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Win Server 2008 r2 - Task Scheduler run groovy script

I have created a Batch-file MyBatchFile.bat with the following content: groovy SomeScript.groovy So in a nutshell: the Batch-file simply runs a Groovy-Script. When I double click the ...
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Windows 8 “Task Scheduler service is not available”

I'm having problems keeping my Windows 8 clock synced so I'm trying to regularly resync with an every-5-minutes schedule trigger. When I go into the Windows 8 task scheduler through the ...