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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Unlock PC with Windows Task Scheduler

I need to set up a Scheduled Task to unlock Windows 7 PC at specific time. And second Task, to lock at other specific time. Is this possible by cmd.exe command, or I need to use some third party ...
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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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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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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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“VirtualBox - Critical Error” When VMs are Runned From Scheduled Tasks

I have 2 VMs running with VirtualBox under a Windows 2003 Server R2 Standard x64 Edition, both are started with scheduled tasks when server starts. VMs: Debian x64 Windows XP Professional Both ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Scheduled Task to download file via http but the file name changes monthly

I'm trying to automate a process on my PC to download a file which is published every month. While the file name changes, the path stays the same. For example: ...
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How do I mount as SYSTEM?

I want to mount a share as system. I need to run a TACKSCHEDULER task as "Run when not logged on", but I can't access my network drives: mount: R: on /cygdrive/r type ntfs ...
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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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Start task according to bandwith speed?

How I can start task according to my downloading speed "Bandwidth". Lets say I want to start .bat file if my downloading speed didn't exceed 50 KB/s for more than 50 seconds. What tools should I have. ...
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Setting a Scheduled Task with Windows XP Home Edition

I wanted to use this command-line tool in a batch : SCHTASKS /Create /SC DAILY /TN "MySoftware" /TR mysoftware.exe /ST 02:00 to create a Scheduled Task on a client's computer (I wanted to use a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Does Indefinite Scheduled Task with daily start trigger create multiple instances?

We are currently upgrading our servers (Windows Server 2003, set up before I arrived) and are currently at the stages of working out what will stay and what will go. I came across a scheduled task ...
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Are there two seperated schedulers in major operating systems, one for processes and one for their threads?

Let's assume a process is given the CPU on a single-core CPU system by the scheduler and let's assume this process has 10 threads. Who decides which of the ten threads gets the CPU? In other words, ...
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Windows 2012 R2 - IE keeps running after daily taks completes

In Windows 2012 I have added a hidden daily task, with an action to start IE with a link to a php file as an argument. Everything is running as expected except that I end up with many instances of ...
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Run schedule task while logged off using command line on local machine under windows7

I'm tryig to run this batch file: schtasks /create /SC once /ST 23:00 /tn "batch2" /tr "c:\windows\system32\schtasks.exe /run /TN "Acronis\backup_to_disk2" /ru "WORKGROUP\Tps02-PC$" rl/ highest ...
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MP Scheduled Scan starting very late, only during usage

In Windows 8.1, (and, I think, 8, 7, and Server going back to 2008) Windows Defender gets started daily by the MP Scheduled Scan task. It is by default set to run when the computer is not in use and ...
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Why do I get “could not start” for this task?

I am trying to use schtasks for first time on window 2008. It appears to work but when I check I get "Could not start". WHen I go to .exe in explorer and double-click - it runs. SchTasks /Create /SC ...
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command line needed for creating task with eventID

I want to schedule a task through cmd, the task has to run a .bat file when my WiFi connects. I have manually created a task which does this but I want to do this by command line. I tried this ...