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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Task Scheduler program writes to literal folder named %LOCALAPPDATA%

I have a .NET executable (that I created) which uses Microsoft's Active Directory Service Interfaces (via System.DirectoryServices.AccountManagement) to do LDAP queries. Internally to ADSI, it ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.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 ...
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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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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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Task doesn't complete if it is run by System (so it's hidden)

I'm making an application using Python to parse a webpage. For reference, this is the program's code: import csv from selenium import webdriver from selenium.webdriver.common.keys import Keys import ...
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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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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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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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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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Robocopy won't work with Task Sheduler in Win7

I need to copy file from server to local disk cca every 5 minutes. Created batch file work fine but from Task scheduler it does nothing. The Batch file looks like this: ...
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Robocopy using souring source and destination pc as shared folders

Scenario: I have 3 pc's on the network. Lets name it A, B and C PC A - used to run robocopy. PC B - has shared folders on the network - source. PC C - has folders onto which files from B are ...
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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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How to setup an automatic git commit?

I have a git repository on my hard drive. At a predefined time, such as 11:59 PM every day, I want an automated commit to be made with the current state of the repository (all modified files checked, ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Start an Indefinite Process on System Startup in Windows 7

I'm having a ton of trouble figuring this one out. I've written a listener program that just sits and waits for specific packets on a port on my system. I've tested it and know that it works so now ...
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How to schedule a task based on an application event?

I want to schedule the computer to be locked when a specific application displays a comment/notification above its Icon. Currently, I am trying to use the Task Scheduler in Windows 7 for this but do ...