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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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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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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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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Why doesn't my Python script save the file when I use Task Scheduler?

I have a Python script that uses csv.writer to create a csv file. This works fine when I run it from the command line, but no file is created when I run the script using Windows Task Scheduler. The ...
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Schedule task to run monthly with powershell

I'm trying to create a scheduled task with powershell, the task is supposed to run the 10th every month, but I can't figure out how to use New-ScheduledTaskTrigger with a monthly interval. $t4Name = ...
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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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schtasks: “ERROR: Access is denied.” when installing xml file

I'm attempting to add a scheduled task from an xml file: schtasks /Create /S myhostname /RU "WORKGROUP\mylogin" /RP "mysecret" /XML F:\path\to\TaskName.xml /TN "TaskName" Which results in: Error: ...
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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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Obtain an alert when a Windows Task Scheduler Task has completed

Is there any way to trigger an action when the Task Scheduler has completed a task? Ideally the action would be an e-mail. We have a situation where an ordered number of tasks export daily backups to ...
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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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windows 2003 task scheduler using session 0 instead of session 1

I have a Scheduled Task running on my Windows 2003 Server. I am logged on as Administrator (using RDP), and the task was created and has permissions as per this user. However, every time it runs, it ...
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“Simulate” trigger for Windows Task Scheduler

I have set task with this trigger: At system start up - After triggered, repeat every 5 minutes indefinitely. But I can´t restart OS, I need run this task now and I need repeat it for 5 minutes. This ...
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How can I force a scheduled .bat job to run in the foreground?

I have a simple .bat that runs a PHP script at the same time every day. @echo ON php C:\path\to\script.php argument pause It runs fine when I double-click the .bat file. And I set up a scheduled ...
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Batch rename script to rename/replace square brackets

I am currently using Windows Server 2003 and would like to create a schedule task or command to run which would batch rename and replace all square brackets '[]' from file names and replace them with ...
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Setting a CRON to be run on every 1st and the 3rd Monday

I need to set up a CRON job to be scheduled in every 1st and the 3rd Monday of every Month. I'm using the Plesk control panel for setting these as follows. Currently CRON runs successfully, ...
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how to set task scheduler to run disk cleanup and automatically respond to popup window using 'Enter' key

I'd like to schedule a task running windows application 'Disk Cleanup', but how to automatically respond to the popup windows using 'Enter' key?
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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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Shutdown/deallocate VM doesn't work in scheduled task

I created a scheduled task to shuwdown/deallocate itself (it's a VM on Azure) with Powershell. The PowerShell script is: Stop-AzureVM -Name "myvm" -ServiceName "myservice" -Force If the PowerShell ...
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How can I make Windows XP automatically logoff 2 hours after logging in?

I have a Windows XP netbook and it is protected with a password. I want to be able to control the time other people spend on the computer, so whenever anyone logs in I want the computer to ...
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batch file runs fine manually, but line that launches exe fails when batch run in task scheduler

I have a batch file (below) that works perfectly when run, however, when I set up the bat file in the task scheduler it ain't working right. The task scheduler does indeed run the task successfully, ...
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Auto maintanence for Windows 8 will not stay disabled

It is imperative that I disable auto maintenance and do it manually because I need access to my PC at odd hours. I thought I had disabled it by going to Schedule Task > Task Scheduler > ...
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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 ...
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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 can I diagnose why my launchd task isn't running on schedule?

I've read the launchd.plist man page, Is launchd supposed to pick up "missed" events?, and launchd seems ignore StartCalendarInterval on Yosemite but none of those have allowed me to ...
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Why the tasks cannot be started?

I have defined scheduled task like it in a windows 2012 server which is running in a Virtual Box. I can start these tasks with schtasks /RUN /TN start-dop001 as a user 'dop001'. The task will ...
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Windows Task Scheduler Chart?

Does anyone know if there is any utility/tool that can make a chart of all tasks in Windows Task Scheduler based on time and date, so I will know if there is any overlap at certain point of time ...
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Slurm jobs are pending, but resources are available

I use SLURM as a job scheduler and queue for a small cluster (single node with 64 cores). To submit a batch job I use: > sbatch run.sh Where run.sh looks like: #! /bin/bash #SBATCH --ntasks=4 ...
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How to import a scheduled task automatically from an XML file?

I have created a scheduled task in Windows 7. The task is running perfectly well on my computer. I have also exported the task to an XML file and want to create the same task on another computer ...
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Task Schedule excel file with ODBC/Oracle connection

I am having problem running an excel file with ODBC connection for Oracle to run via Windows-7 Task Scheduler. It will just say running. What the excle file does. After I open the file, it will ...
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Running mode from the Windows 8.1 task scheduler

I use a Lenovo Y50-70 laptop and it has a known issue that resets the keyboard's repeat rate to the minimum after resuming from standby. A fix was posted here already, but I would like to run it from ...
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Disconnect keyboard/mouse in Windows 7/8.1 as trigger for running a programm

I'm using a KM (keyboard/mouse)-switch toggling between Desktop and Laptop Windows (7 and 8.1) machines. Both are connected via Displayport to the same UHD monitor which is able to select the active ...
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How to target an event by the process name as well as the ID?

I have managed to create a scheduled task that will be triggered by an event ID. For example, I have a task that will run winver.exe whenever event ID 4688 is logged. So if I run notepad.exe from Run ...
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Computer does not stay awake after scheduled task

I have a scheduled task that wakes up the computer to run a batch file. However the computer turns back off after some time. I have my computer set to (never sleep) so after waking up from the task it ...
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Why doesn't my Windows 7 task show up in Task Scheduler?

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit: I added new task, to run .bat every night, by doing steps below. But new task doesn't show up in Task Scheduler's Task Status or Active Tasks. I tried adding it again, but it ...
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Windows task scheduler with regular user

I have a powershell script on my network share (\server\dir\my.ps1). if I run this from command prompt (powershell -file "\server\dir\my.ps1") than work as expected. if I create a basic task in the ...
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Run Windows 7 Task CMD with SYSTEM user

I have a .cmd script I want to run every 5 minutes. if I add a Windows 7 Task for that it runs fine if I provide a real user. But I want to run it with the SYSTEM user. Doing this the script does ...
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Windows 8.1 Apps starting in background

Being new to Windows 8.1, I'm always curious at what it does and how it differs from the older versions. One interface that I've been paying attention to is the task manager. While doing so, I ...
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How to set a Linux Ditribution to self-destruct (to wipe everything from the system partition) via a script

I shall be helping to facilitate a course that uses licensed software. The software is somewhat expensive and allows only a limited number of concurrent installations, so what I'll do is to install ...
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How to Delete a file at a specified date

I want to delete a file (a .exe) from a folder, after a specified date, say 25/Feb/2010. How can I use scheduled tasks and batch files for this. I am not sure whether the code below work : @ECHO OFF ...
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Accessing Environment Variables in a Scheduled Task

When setting up a scheduled task, for the action section I'm trying to access an environment variable for the location of the executable that I wish to run. This is mainly because on one machine the ...
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High CPU in Windows 8.1 but can't access Windows backup as per previous answers

Since unfortunately needing to purchase a laptop while WIndows 8.1 is the norm, I've been plagued with problems of high CPU. After a month of use, I inadvertently logged into the Windows Store and ...
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Automatically Wake PC at certain time without wake-on-lan

I feel like this shouldn't be too difficult. I want my PC to turn on at 7:00 AM every morning. I have a Toshiba satellite L50-B-1LN running windows 8. It uses UEFI instead of a normal BIOS. In there ...
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Task Scheduler permissions in Win 2008 server--who has edit permissions?

I'm a little confused by Windwos Task Scheduler permissions (Win 2008 R2). Do local admins have some, but not all, permissions to any task? For example (and excuse me for what may seem a rant) I ...
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How to run AutoHotKey script as an admin every time a user logs in?

I have computers where quite a few users log in. I want to restrict the usage to a maximum of 12 hours after which an ahk script logs off the user. I have the following solution but couldn't figure ...
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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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Ways to start a program at windows startup?

I had an updater program that started itself on logon but was not able to find it anywhere. After some time I found a hidden task in the task scheduler and managed to turn it off. That made me wonder, ...
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Can you run a scheduled task when the monitor is turned on / off?

As the title says I am wondering if there is a way to detect when the monitor is turned off at all? There are "Hardware Events" under when a specific event is lodged menu however I am not sure if this ...
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Computer (win 8.1) starts by itself

My windows 8.1 desktop has suddenly decided to start itself during the night. It has not done that before and I suspect the behaviour might be new since new year. 1st of january 2015, it started 0615 ...
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Sync Google Drive when not logged in

I have installed Google Drive on Windows Server 2008 R2. When I login to the server, Google Drive starts automatically and synchrnoizes files, pulling changes down from the cloud. All good so far. ...