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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Reminders in Windows

I want to have a reminder to come up on my customers computers for them to call me every 90 days. I used the built in Windows task scheduler and they start calling me at different times saying they ...
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Cron expression hour 1/12

I'm looking at a system where someone added a cronjob which schedule is like this: 0 1/12 * * * doSomething More commonly, if the hours part in the schedule were */12 then it would execute every 12 ...
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Mapped Drive inaccessible from Windows Scheduled task

I am working with python 2.7.9 (64 bit) and windows server 2012 R2 I am trying to set up a windows scheduled task to run a lengthy python script every day. I've managed to by calling the python from ...
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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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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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How to use Task Scheduler to open an elevated Powershell window and run SFC and DISM in Windows 10

I have a scheduled Task where an Admin Command Prompt opens up and runs SFC and DISM. Here are the actions I entered in the "Action" tab of Task Scheduler: Program/script: %windir%\system32\cmd.exe ...
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windows scheduler that runs every x minutes daily in the command line

Is there a way to schedule a task (.bat) through the command line that runs every 5 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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How to prevent windows updating the UpdateOrchestrator\Reboot task?

What process is creating the Microsoft\Windows\UpdateOrchestrator\Reboot task? A solution to prevent laptop to start suggested here was to create an scheduled task that uncheck "wake to run" task ...
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Get-CimInstance not working when run from Scheduled Task

I have a Powershell script that exports a list of all the services on my local computer using the following command: Get-CimInstance win32_service | Export-Csv $PSScriptRoot\Local\services.csv It ...
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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 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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Schedule a batch to ping at system startup and check if it's running from task manager

using system scheduler on win 2012R2 I would run the following bat file: echo %DATE%_%TIME% >> C:\test\testschedule.txt timeout /T 300 /NOBREAK start ping 8.8.8.8 -t start ping ...
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How to stop Windows 10 from autostarting apps?

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 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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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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What is CPU utilization and how is it calculated, how does OS scheduling work?

I studied x86_64 assembly language, somewhere in my studies I learned that the CPU cannot stop doing stuff, it must constantly run/execute something. Question 1) I am wondering then, how come there ...
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How can I copy a scheduled task from a dead Windows to new Windows

My old computer died (hardware fault) and I had to reinstall everything on a new machine. All harddisks are intact and the old system disk is available as F: in my new machine. In the old system I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...