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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Scheduled task disappeared from the Task Library the next day

We have a Win7 Pro 32-bit system where we want to schedule a daily backup to run at 1pm. The task was created yesterday morning. It ran fine that afternoon. It didn't run today. When the Task ...
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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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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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Is there a way to schedule tasks in windows specifying a specific time zone?

I need to schedule several tasks to run, where each needs to run at a specific local time in a different city. For example, one job might need to run at 19:00 New York City, and another needs to run ...
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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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Can I assume that Task scheduler service will always be running on windows machine?

The requirement is to run an executable periodically in windows. So I assumed it will be better to do it by creating a task in task scheduler. But I am afraid for any reason will the task scheduler ...
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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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NGEN is eating up all my disk space

For a couple months now I've woken up every couple days to find my C:\ drive out of space. After some digging I found my C:\Windows\Temp folder was full of 3MB log files -- ~40GB worth, numbering in ...
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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 (.bat/.ps1),...
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trying to disable windows task wake computer, get task scheduler service not available

This is a windows 8.1 pc upgraded from 8.0 I've been trying to stop my PC from waking up on it's own. Turns out there are some windows update tasks that are set to wake the pc to run the task (...
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Windows 7 Scheduled Task with alternate credentials - Admin

I have a scheduled task on a win 7 box that runs under alternate permissions. The account that created the scheduled task was a local admin on the PC, but now the company is removing accounts from ...
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Automated git pull on Windows 8 as system

I have installed msysgit for windows 8. I am attempting to automate a git pull every 5 minutes. I am using scheduled tasks to run a script I wrote. The schedule task's action is: powershell -...
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Cannot run scheduled task off network

I am trying to run a scheduled task (multiple ones) that access an EXE stored on a network drive. These tasks worked perfectly fine when stored locally. I am using UNC to avoid mapped drive issues ...
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Idle state detection for server

Windows OS has a service that detects idle state. Details: Task Idle Conditions The computer is considered idle if all the processors and all the disks were idle for more than 90% of the past 15 ...
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Scheduled task doesn't seem to work

I am trying to back up all the data from a cash register system every morning. I don't know if the user I'm running the task as will be logged in and I discovered that Windows XP doesn't actually ...
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What permissions are needed to run schtasks.exe on windows 2003 server

The help file for schtasks.exe reads: SCHTASKS /parameter [arguments] Description: Enables an administrator to create, delete, query, change, run and end scheduled tasks on a local or remote ...
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Schedule task when USB device (Keyboard) is unplugged and plugged in

So I would like to schedule a task to run a specific command when a certain hardware (usb) device is unplugged, then another command when it is plugged in. The commands: #Unplug nircmd monitor off #...
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script with print screen and task scheduler problems

On a production system a script opens screens and sends them to hypersnapDX. Hypersnap then saves a picture in a folder which then is copied onto a server. This script is done by a cmd script. The ...
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Set Windows Server idle task

I want to execute a batch file when the computer has been idle (no keyboard or mouse inputs) for one minute using Task Scheduler on Windows Server 2012. I've had a go but the task doesn't seem to ever ...
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Scheduled and recurring email in Outlook? Open Dialog Box error

I have done these instructions Scheduled and recurring email in Outlook? Now when I try to import a calendar for example in Outlook 2016 I get an error that says "a dialog box is open. close it ...
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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 I'...
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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 208.67.222....
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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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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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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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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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Running a scheduled task as a domain user - C:\Users\TEMP is created

I am trying to run a scheduled task that runs as a domain admin user (let's call it DOMAIN\installer). Part of this scheduled task runs automated installers for our network. One such installer I have ...
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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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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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Task scheduler not executing argument

I am trying to run a program called the renamer that helps to move and rename files for my XBMC setup as a scheduled task (Win7 x64 HyperV VM on Domain). My current process is to run the program ...
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How to Schedule Tasks according to several Timezones

I need to use Windows Scheduler or any other app for setting jobs at a concrete time depending on destination country. That means scheduling a job at 7 am (UK Timezone), another at 7 am (US Timezone),...
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Can't create a COM object in a powershell script running as a scheduled task

I have a powershell script I'm trying to run as a scheduled task. Its purpose is to perform a nightly export from an Access database, then upload the exported flat files to an SFTP destination. The ...
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Windows 8.1 Scheduled Task on Idle Not Waiting for Specified Time

I have created a Scheduled Task to run after 30 minutes of inactivity. Apparently Windows 8 considers the system idle after four minutes of no user activity (see Task Idle Conditions (Windows)). I ...
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Windows XP Scheduled task running under wrong profile

I have a scheduled task on Windows XP SP3 that among other things launches a headless Virtual Box machine. The task is configured to use the administrator account The VirtualBox config file is ...
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Schedule a task for all users on a computer

What I am trying to accomplish here is to shutdown a shared machine when it has been idle for 3 hours. I'm in a domain environment with partial admin privileges. I logged on that machine with ...
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Thinkpad Tablet 2 Windows 8 Pro Task Scheduler won't do full resume

I have a problem with the Windows 8 Pro task scheduler on a Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet 2. Before I begin, the process of which I speak works perfectly on Windows 7 Pro on numerous laptops, older tablets, ...
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Is there a way to schedule Samsung Magician SSD optimization?

I have been using a Samsung 840 for a half year on my development workstation, and noticed how its performance degrades over time. Windows 7 is supposed to run the TRIM command automatically, but ...
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Windows 8 defrag schedule ambiguous

Windows 8 introduced a new dialog, called "Optimize Drivers", in which they have put a "Scheduled optimization" part. We can now choose a schedule for the optimization, but it is unclear to me what ...
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changing scheduled task user with same rights gives error result

We are successfully running scheduled tasks on a windows 2003 server. The tasks are all executed batch files that are physically on a different server on the network. We use a domain admin user (so ...
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Is it normal for scheduled task behaviour to differ from running the batch file manually?

I have a windows service that I need to stop and start every 30 minutes using a Windows Scheduled Task. The service itself can be manually stopped via the Services management console (right-click -> ...
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Vista - perform scheduled actions only if screen is not locked

Ok, here's the general idea of what I want to do. After a certain time, I would like the computer to nag me to go to sleep. Maybe every five minutes or so. But I don't want the messages to pop up if ...
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How to run very long ansible tasks?

I have following ansible role tasks: "Task 1", "Task 2", "Task 2.1", "Task 2.2", "Task 3" I need run them, but all these tasks need a lot of time to complete (from 1 hour to 12 hours) and they must ...
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Windows 8.1 Task Scheduler library won't load

I disabled regular Windows 8.1 maintenance task some time ago because it never completes the task and just slows down everything. My laptop has been lagging lately. Just earlier I noticed that Windows ...
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SchTasks Windows 10 access denied

I wanted to create a task using SchTasks to run my batch file everyday 11pm this batch file starts a programm and runs a vbs script after the programm started. I created following Task: SchTasks /...
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schtasks.exe using XML won't check the Wake to run task option

I'm trying to push out a simple reboot script via SCCM to a collection of nearly 100 computers. I have the SCCM package set to run a simple batch file, which creates a scheduled task using a XML file ...
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Want to automate the following sequence of Tasks in Windows7

I want to automate the following sequence of Tasks in Windows7: 4AM: Wake my computer from sleep and make VLC record a stream for 1 hour. 5AM: put my computer back to sleep. 5:30AM: Again, wake my ...
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Start NPM and Node.js on machine startup using Windows Task Scheduler

I want to host my Node.js application in LAN (for testers). What I'm trying to is setting up the Windows task in Task Scheduler. My task needs to run npm start and node server.js commands to work as ...
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How do I create a scheduled task that will run as the logged in user

I am trying to write a scheduled task that will run in the context of the currently logged in user. It appears there was an option to run the task as a group in Windows 7 (see What "user" ...
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(Windows 10 Pro) Set task scheduler to gracefully shutdown when switching to battery

Long story short, we have a requirement tossed on us to make a Surface 3 shut down upon commercial power loss. I have went through Microsoft support, and we tried several things to attempt to disable ...
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Linux RT vs 'niceness' priority and preemption

I wanted some clarification on the differences between real-time linux process priority (-99 - -1) and normal user-level 'niceness' (0 - 40) priority, and the effects on scheduling and pre-emption. ...