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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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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.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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Windows Console App Fails When Run in Task Manager

I have a written a .Net console app that scans my Exchange 2007 inbox looking for specific subject text then processes the email body text. It works fine when I launch the app directly but when I set ...
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Scheduling a task at the event connecting to a network

I am scheduling a task (definition update, windows) and I want it to run when the computer connects to a network (any network). I'm running windows 8.1 The "action" is correctly specified, because ...
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Schedule Task through Windows PowerShell

Since the action "Display a message" on Task Scheduler on Win 8 is 'deprecated', thought of creating it through PowerShell, but can't get it to work, any idea where the problem is: $A = ...
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How to collect Windows system performance metrics using Perfmon on indefintely repeating interval?

I have a Windows Server 2008 system that I need to collect data from '% Processor Time' and '% Committed Bytes' counters every 30 minutes for a duration of 5 minutes each cycle. Performance Monitor ...
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Tasks in new Task Scheduler folders won't run

I created a new folder called "Work Stuff" in the Task Scheduler Library. When I create a task there, it won't run on schedule but I can manually run it. If I create the same task in the top-level ...
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Opening a wep page with Task Scheduler with username/password

I'd like to use task scheduler to open a chat page for a class to capture the chats. When I don't get home in time to open the chat at the beginning, I miss questions and answers until I am logged in. ...
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Windows command-line: Is it possible to modify (or create) an scheduled task for “Run task as soon as possible after a scheduled start is missed”?

I wanna change this option via command line using schtasks (or whatever), but the docs seems not to have an option for it: Run task as soon as possible after a scheduled start is missed only the ...
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Task execution on windows server 2008 without user being logged in

I am trying to run a task which execute cmd file. If I use settings "Run only if user is logged in" then task works as it should. However if I try to run using settings "Run whether user is logged in ...
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MS Project 2007 - Keep Entire Task on One day

I have a series of tasks that are all less than one day in duration (2-4 hours). Each of these tasks is depednent on the one before it. These tasks need to be started and completed on the same day ...
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Windows scheduled task

I have configured a scheduled task in windows server 2012 to run a program at a scheduled time (12:30PM). But that scheduled task runs at system startup daily. I had checked all settings once again. ...
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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 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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Laptop sleeps immediately after scheduled task with lid closed

Running Windows 8.0, I have a scheduled task which runs every 5 minutes which only works properly when the lid is open (similar to this open question). The task copies files to a Cubby, which should ...
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Windows 8.1 randomly restarting during sleep

I've had a problem for some time now where my PC will randomly restart while sleeping at odd times. It seems to me based on Event Viewer that something is causing it to wake up while sleeping (maybe ...