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 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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Schedule Windows XP wallpaper change without additional apps

Ideally, I'd like to be able to do this through a batch file or VB script, so I can schedule it to run at different times of the day (dark wallpaper at night vs. light wallpaper at day). I am aware ...
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What is the difference between “stop the task if it runs longer than” inside Trigger and under Settings tab?

When I schedule a task in Windows Task Scheduler, I can set "stop the task if it runs longer than" inside task trigger or inside Settings tab. If I set it inside the trigger it does not automatically ...
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Task scheduling Batch Files in Vista

Wondering if there is some trick to scheduling a batch file to run in Vista. I have tried almost every setting/arg I can think of with no result other than an error, or the command window opening ...
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Create a Windows XP Scheduled Task to run at the logon of each user

On Windows Vista onwards it's possible to configure a scheduled task to run at the logon of every user by setting the schedule to "At Logon" and the user account to be a group of users (E.g., ...
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Prevent a Task Scheduler to run at Windows Startup [duplicate]

To test the computer hardware, I have used Task Scheduler in Windows Server 2008 R2 to automatic reboot the computer direct after startup. I have now done many reboots to verify the hardware, and ...
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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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Synchronized script execution across multiple servers

I'm looking to run an automated task (a shell script) on multiple Ubuntu servers at the same time with as much timing accuracy as possible. Ideally, I'd like the time discrepancy between the start of ...
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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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How do I create a scheduled task to connect to another wifi connection

I’m running Windows 8.1 and would like to set up a scheduled task to connect to another known wifi connection and then run the required scripts that I need. I’m aware of making a scheduled task run ...
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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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FTP batch file works from command line but not scheduled task

I want a windows scheduled task to execute an ftp batch file which will upload some files to my server. If i run the argument below from the command line then it executes successfully. ftp -i ...
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Powershell script to list scheduled tasks on remote systems

I want to write a PowerShell script that lists all Scheduled Tasks on remote systems, and includes the user account which will be used to run each task. The local system is running Windows 7, with ...
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Printer Does Not Exist To Service (Windows Scheduler) on Windows Server 2012 R2

We use a program that automates stuff and uses the Windows Scheduler to do so. We have an issue where we can run the app to print output manually, but when it's scheduled in the Windows Scheduler, the ...
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Adding attachment option to scheduled email vba script

I am learning VBA, but for the time being I am not that good and I found this macro: Scheduled and recurring email in Outlook? It sends an email thanks to a scheduled appointment set in the ...
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Windows Task Scheduler - Task Starting Despite AC Power Condition

On a laptop, I have created a task in Windows Vista SP2 which has the condition "Start the task only if the computer is on AC power". Also checked is "Wake the computer to run this task". I then ...
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How to capture a Microsoft Visual Runtime Error event / pop-up box?

I have a long running process (excel.exe) that occasionally stops unexpectedly. On the screen appears a Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Error pop-up box (R6025). On clicking 'OK' the process crashes, ...
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Task Scheduler - Task Keeps Becoming Disabled

I have a task that I entered into Windows Task Scheduler (I have Windows 8.1) set to run automatically on system log-on and to repeat every 5 minutes indefinitely; however, after every time it runs, ...
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Task Scheduler Send Mail Fails

I try to send mail as a 'send email' task of Task Scheduler. The task fails and gives the error 202. What is wrong?
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Start program from task-schedule without user logged on

I use the task scheduler to create a daily user-interface task, such as a message-box and a program that is invoked. When the task is set to be invoked only if user is logged in , the task shows up ...
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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 way ...
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connect with vpnclient.exe from scheduled task

I have a set of scheduled tasks I've inherited, which require a vpn connection. Right now they only work when a user is logged in interactively. When I launch the connection from a script ...
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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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Scheduled task doesnt work Windows 8

I have this batch that makes a scheduled task calling to a powershell script and i cant make it run in windows 8. It works perfectly on windows 7 but when i use it in windows 8 it keep stuck. My ...
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Remotely managing Scheduled Tasks on another computer: Access Denied

I need to remotely create new scheduled tasks from a Windows 7 computer in my company (which according to this Microsoft TechNet article I should be able to do. ...
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Server 2012 - Scheduled Tasks - “You do not have permission to access this computer”

I am on host_server, trying to schedule a task on remote_server. Both servers are Windows Server 2012 R2 and belong to WORKGROUP Steps Open Task Scheduler Right-click Task Scheduler and select ...
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Unable to defragment win7 laptop

I have a Windows 7 laptop that I have been unable to defragment for the last several months. When I try to invoke the defragmenter from the command line it says "The dirty bit is set on this volume". ...
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Is it possible to do safe USB autorun with Task Scheduler on Windows 7?

I found out that Windows 7 doesn't allow autorun on USB drives. Is it possible to circumvent this (in a safe way) by setting up a task with Task Scheduler, which fires when the USB drive is ...
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Parent process details from the batch script - find out what called the batch script

We have a batch file which is calling php scipts. Php script load some data files to our system. I cannot understand what is starting that batch file in the middle of the night. I cannot find any ...
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Script runs on Linux machine startup, retry if fails

I want to set up a script that runs after my Linux starts up, and keep retrying (at an interval, say 1 minute) if fails. How do I do so? Thanks!
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Task Scheduler Not Waking PC Extended hours of Sleep

I have configured Tasks Scheduler to wake up Windows/PC at certain times; however, the computer does not wake up after extended hours of sleep. If I change the trigger configuration time to: Sleep ...
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Windows 7 mountvol and task scheduler

In Windows 7, I have a Task-Scheduler job which run Backup4All, to do a backup of my data. It has provision to run a "pre"-backup batch file, and a "post"-backup batch file, which I have taken ...
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How to find out the reason why a scheduled task hang?

I have scheduled quite a number of tasks in my Windows 7, doing a variety of cron jobs on my machines. I am perfectly sure that these tasks, when run on their own, won't hang. But the problem is ...
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Connection of Session ids of Scheduled Task and remote desktop connection in event log

A scheduled process using powershell script was set up as ONE TIME process to clear the Event Log events (windows 2003). However, this process ran at a time when another user was logged in remotely ...
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.bat script doesn't work by using window scheduler

i created a .bat script to perform daily folder compression. it is working fine when i double click the .bat file. However, it doesnt work when i include it in window scheduler. Below is the script: ...
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Windows scheduled Task - Stopping & Starting a service

How can I go by setting up a scheduled task that will cancel a java console and then start it up again? I need to restart my wowza service because of some java heap allocating memory error that seems ...
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concurrent scheduled jobs and ora-27477

Need: To have Oracle kick off a shell script that performs processing on tables and data in the Oracle database. The script is instantiated by specific activity from web clients. Issue: Web clients ...
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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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Edit already existing Scheduled Task through GPO

I have been searching for a while but not getting much out of my trusty friend Google at the moment, so wondering if someone else out there might be able to share some wisdom. By default, Windows has ...
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MS Project: How can I import tasks into a project that has already been started?

I am writing a feature to import tasks from an online bug tracking / project management tool into Microsoft Project, primarily for resource leveling. Currently I am importing all tasks in as Fixed ...
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Can VLC player schedule music playing

I would like to just be able to play music at a certain time, while my computer is on. Let's say I want to make a playlist start in 2 hours. I've seen that VLC can schedule certain stuff, but I have ...
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Automatic Maintenance reports “Automatic Maintenance was delayed.”

After manually triggering the Automatic Maintenance task in Windows 8's Action Center, it seemingly ran to completion. However, the Run maintenance task shows up with an orange vertical bar to the ...
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XPath event filter working in Event Viewer but not in Task Scheduler

I'm trying to trigger a scheduled task with this XML: <QueryList> <Query Id="0" Path="Security"> <Select Path="Security"> *[EventData[Data[@Name='TargetInfo']='S']] ...
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How to schedule a task on secondary audio/video device connection/disconnection?

I want to schedule a windows task to run when a secondary output device (e.g., VGA monitor or HDMI A/V receiver is turned on or off) but I'm not sure which event should be used for this. I found ...
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Create Dependency Of Scheduled Task On One Another (Windows Task Schedular)

I want to schedule 4 task on windows task schedular. The conditions are 1. Task 1 should run every 30 mins; 2. Task 2 should run every 1 hour; 3. Task 3 should run every 2 hours; 4. Task 4 should ...
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Windows scheduled task - .bat runs forever

I've a scheduled task to clean up folders on a hard drive automatically; it removes files older than a certain amount of days. Basically it runs a .bat file full of lines that looks like this: ...
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Should a scheduled task remain in the “Running” state?

I'm new to using the task scheduler and I'm using it to run a batch file provided online when the computer boots. I r-clicked it and told it to run. It did and all is fine, but the Status of the task ...
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How can I write a cron job that will block my internet from 7pm to 7am? (So I can get some sleep)

I am using OSX 10.6 and it has cron built in. How can I write a cron job that will block my internet from 7pm to 7am every day? Im sure this must be simple but I could only find one example online ...
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How can I schedule restart of my network connection?

I schedule my PC to turn on an hour before I arrive work so that it can run tasks while I'm on my way. However, one time, there was a task which needs internet connection but unknowingly, the wifi ...
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How to automatically move a file to another PC on the network?

Here is what I am after. I have 2 PCs connected on a network and one of them prints out an excel spreadsheet every night to a specific folder. is it possible to use a batch script to copy that file ...