A technique for scheduling tasks to be run at specific time or on specific event.

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Scheduling an XP Weekly Task Without a Start Time

I need to schedule a backup task to run every week using the Windows XP Scheduler (Home Edition with SP 3). I would like it to run every Saturday, but how can I make it not time-specific, so it will ...
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Volunteer registration and scheduling system

I'm looking for a system that can help with assigning volunteers to events. We have a small museum that's open on Sundays, and need to have two volunteers there every week. So I'd like to offer a ...
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Differential Backup with Scheduling, Manual Naming, Browsing, Cleanup

I'm looking for a local disk image / disaster recovery backup solution for Windows 7 that can do the following... Schedule a full disk image once every 3 months Schedule a weekly differential image ...
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Web-based, open-source, schedule application for small team?

A friend of mine works in a small team (5 people) and they don't have any application to keep track of who is working on what. There are a lot of questions asked here about application for project ...
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scheduling Ubuntu Software Center

Is there an easy way to schedule downloads through the 'Ubuntu Software Center'? For example: mark a number of programs for download and installation between 2am and 8am?
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Tool for analysing time spent on different applicaton [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Does anyone knows similar tracking software? How to keep track of time. I'm looking for a tool that measure time I spent on different application during a day of work ...
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Software to make scheduling easier [closed]

Overview I have a set of duties I must schedule employees for. The duties recur weekly over a two-month period. There are a number of constraints that define a good schedule. (See below for ...
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How do I set-up a Windows 7 using schedule-task to run a bookmark or specific URL

I am in need of running several php links on a regularly scheduled interval. I am not able to do it on the host through a typical cron set-up because of the memory, data, and time (out) required. The ...
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Scheduling people using excel

I'm currently at work trying to begin scheduling employees to begin work. The details are not important but we have 700 employees that need to be scheduled in specific areas. The past people who held ...
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uTorrent automatic scheduling program

I am using utorrent on a mini "home utorrent server" full time. And when I go to bed, I have to manually set up the bandwith limit to max. And in the morning, I have to set it up to, say, 60% of the ...
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Feedback to router users during access-restricted hours for DD-WRT

Following router schedule rules that I change often, the stock firmware on my D-Link 825NA rev. B redirects HTTP requests to a built-in "Access denied!" warning at appointed times. I just upgraded ...
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How can I schedule a time for a song to play in Windows Media Player or iTunes?

How can I launch Windows Media Player or iTunes, playing a song, with the Windows task scheduler. I already know how to create a task and how to trigger it at a given time (launching iTunes / WMP). ...
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Running a virtual machine on a dedicated processor or core

Our base system runs on Linux but unfortunately the UI has to be on Windows. Its a long story. But thats the requirement. So our idea was to run Windows in a virtual machine using VirtualBox or Xen. ...
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Hiding a file or data from being accessed unless on scheduled days [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: restricting access to volumes disk even for admin account windows How to restrict use of a computer? I want to limit my access to some data and what I want is that I ...
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download and process a file by ftp at set intervals, with error handling, rescheduling and status messages

I want to download a data file from a remote ftp server to my machine at regular intervals. Once the file is downloaded I want to call another script which will process the file. My development ...
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Does Win7 support scheduling system image backups?

Is there a way to schedule/automate system image backups in Windows 7 Pro? Or do I have to do it manually every time?
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Scheduled task won't start with “Run whether user is logged in or not”

I've set up a task to run SyncToyCmd.exe, it will run fine if the task is set to "only run when user is logged on". But if I choose the second option to run even if it is logged off, it says "Running" ...
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auto resume from standby

Can a Ubuntu (or any other distro) wake up from standby/hibernate at a preset time? I actually don't want the PC to consume 200W all the time for just doing something every hour.
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Windows Task Scheduler: Can I export (save) my tasks?

I've setup a dozens of tasks on the Windows Task Scheduler. Everything is working fine but now I am concerned about being able to re-create these tasks if the PC needs to be replaced. The problem is ...
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Task Scheduler in Windows 7

is there a way to stop Task Scheduler on startup, because I have made mistake and now my computer shuts down after 1 min, and that's not enough time to open the Task Scheduler and turn it off?
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Does the Windows scheduler allocate equal length quanta to threads?

Is the time slice (quantum) that the Windows Kernel Dispatcher allocates to threads the same length for every thread, or does it base the size of quantum on the priority of the thread like Linux does? ...
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Scheduling starting a service after another service

I have a service that needs to be started only AFTER another service. Is there some way to configure the service to only start once another has finished starting? Obviously, I could use a delayed ...
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What is the best way to run a Console Application once per day at a certain time?

What is the best way to run a Console application (C#) once per day at a certain time on Windows XP? I want to see the Console window.
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Is there a way to schedule an automatic WinClone run on my Bootcamp partition?

I've currently got time machine setup to back up my entire OS X installation. I also have a backup tool within my Bootcamp Windows 7 installation which automatically backs up my windows profile data ...
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How to schedule Motion detection

I've just discovered Motion and it works like a charm.. My only problem is that I'd like it to be active only during night-time, but there's no parameter for scheduling.. I think I could write a ...
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Why isn't scheduling working in uTorrent?

My DSL provider kindly gives me (almost) unlimited data through the night but limits my 9am-6pm usage to 2GB per month. This is fine as I am at work during this time and means that I plan any ...
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ALWAYS run commands with low priority on unix?

I am not asking how to nice and renice a command on UNIX. What happens is that on a particular machine into which I frequently log I am only allowed to run long-running processes with low priority ...
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Run a script in Linux for a specified amount of time before stopping and restarting

Possibly related to this previous question, I would like to be able to run a task for a specified amount of time, then stop/kill it, then start it again. Specifically, I run the Folding@Home ...
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Windows similar to *nix “at” command

*nix has the "at" command, which can be piped to to run a program at a certain time. Like this: echo "SOME_COMMAND" | at 00:00 Windows also has an "at" command, which creates a run-once scheduled ...
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Schedule PC booting

I just want to schedule my PC boot up time.I mean @ morning 9:30 it should boot up automatically I am using windows xp
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Employee Scheduling

I need a software or simply an excel worksheet to schedule my employees. I have 16 lifeguards and 9 headguards, two of which act as coordinators one day a week. All employees cannot work more than 40 ...
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Open Source Scheduling Software?

I'm looking for scheduling software to schedule 25 people over 8 work sites. Most are FT and can work up to 40 hours a week, but some are part-time and can only work certain days of the week and up to ...
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Win7 Task Scheduler Crashes with Error Description “RpcServerUseProtseq:ncacn_ip_tcp”

I just installed my fresh Windows 7 and so far are not very happy with it. Much more problems than with Windows Vista. The latest in a series: My Task Scheduler crashes right at the moment when I ...
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Is there a constraint-based scheduling/calendar application?

Is there a constraint-based scheduling/calendar application? This application would be used to coordinate multiple people's schedules. Two basic use cases: Multiple people need to schedule a time ...
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Multicore system. How are the cores “sorted”

If I have a system with let's say two Quadcore CPUs and HyperThreading enabled, how do I know how the phsyical and virtual cores are sorted? For example if I force a process to run on "CPU 0" how to ...
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Web Based Asset Scheduling Tool [closed]

I am looking for a web based and mobile replacement for google calendar, to track digital assets, inventory. Example would be selling spots on a newsletter, and having a sales team know what's ...
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Linux: schedule a service to run in a time period

i want a service to be start at 8:00 and be ended in 14:00 automatically i already do this manualy by: /etc/init.d/myservice.sh start /etc/init.d/myservice.sh stop i think it should be related ...
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Scheduling algorithm in Windows XP

does anybody now which scheduling algorithms are implemented in windows xp? Is there any possibility to install/use ULE algorithm? I think no. Thank you.
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Configuring a cluster

Our cluster is a linux cluster with Torque and Maui. I am reading tutorials online and find that the compilation is only on the head node, and after submitting the job by qsub, the other nodes are ...
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Email service that will reply with emails after a certain amount of time

Is there a service which I can send an email to, with the first words in the body as '2 weeks' or '13th may 2010' or 'in half an hour' and it will reply with an email in the specified time or at the ...
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Best free organizer software (or alternative to Outlook Calendar)? [closed]

What is the best alternative to Outlook Calendar (but not the open office) for the Windows with the organizer and scheduler features?
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Where can I find an online scheduler to organize a trip?

I need to organize a trip with friends, and this is the opportunity to check free online schedulers. Is Google Calendar the right tool for this, or are there better alternatives? Ideally, it should ...
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User friendly way to schedule jobs in Mac OS X

Is there any easy way to schedule repeated jobs in Mac OS X? I know I could use cron, but I'm looking for a more user friendly way to do it, a GUI for schedules, something like this.
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Can I make cron “random”?

Maybe I'm completely nuts, and if so - that's fine. But how would I schedule a job to on-some-random-schedule broadcast a goofy message, like from fortune? clarification yes - this is my personal ...
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What's the easiest to use 'find a time to schedule meeting' tool you've used? [closed]

The title says it all. I'll post some I've found in hopes that some of you have used them and the best will be voted up.
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A Firefox extension to “block” it for some minutes to prevent being distracted?

do you know of any Firefox extension which could put the browser itself in a "blocked" state (not accepting input from the user) for a certain amount of time (configurable by a timer) and then get ...
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Free (or inexpensive) software to schedule the internet usage?

I have a internet connection (broadband connection with wireless modem) with a fixed allotted usage per month. Any usage above the limit is charged heavily. Though the night usage 12:00 PM to 8:00 AM ...
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Switch on the computer automatically

Is there any way to switch on the computer automatically at a specific time. Is there any BIOS clock trigger mechanisms available to switch on automatically. EDIT: I have a Dell Inspiron laptop. Does ...
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Product or method that will allow me to schedule all heavy background tasks (updates, scans, etc)?

So, frequently I notice my computer is running like a dog and check task manager to find out that google desktop is indexing, virus scan is running, windows update is downloading stuff, other programs ...
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Schedule a job from the Windows command line?

On Linux there is cron job and at job. Is there a way to schedule a job from the command line on Windows? The Task Scheduler GUI is not what I am after. I must modify a script to schedule an event ...