Task scheduler is a component in Windows that, like the unix cron daemon, allows scripts to be run at defined times.

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schtasks with multiple actions

I am trying to create a schedule task using command line which has multiple actions running more than one batch files in sequence among other things SCHTASKS /Create /TN TaskName /SC ONLOGON /TR ...
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Can TaskScheduler be used to auto boot a PC? [duplicate]

Ok, so using TaskScheduler to shutdown is easy enough. However can it also be used to schedule daily boots? Anything I've googled suggest you must edit the BIOS in order to schedule boots. I'm on ...
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How can one prevent a Windows Scheduled Task from being killed upon OS sleep?

I have a Scheduled Task which runs an application upon user logon with the "run with highest privileges" checkbox turned on, so that the application can launch with admin rights. Unfortunately, when ...
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WinSCP error message: Timeout waiting for WinSCP to respond - WinSCP has not responded in time

Everyday I get tasks that uses powershell with WinSCP to automate downloading files from clients' sftp, they all work fine on most of the days, except on Saturday (between 7:00 am and 17:20 pm) The ...
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Task Scheduler: Run if RC = 0

Using windows task scheduler on windows server 2012, I have task1 a extraction task, every day at 8.00. I created task2, another task which use the result of the first task. Task2 should run every ...
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Passing Command Line Parameters Through schtasks

I'm trying to write a batch script where I can right-click a file and run a command prompt as administrator to run the file (in order to end-run around Windows 10's pickiness about driver files with ...
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how to schedule a task at boot time in linux

I need to know how to schedule a task at boot-time for my linux machine. I know how to do it in Windows, but I still don't know how to do it in Linux (using Xubuntu). What I need to do is lauch a web ...
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Batch - Schtasks Onstart Repeat Interval

Command I'm using: SCHTASKS /Create /SC ONSTART /TN "TaskName" /TR "path" /RU "user" /RP "pass" /RL HIGHEST I'd like to repeat this task every 10 minutes, which would be doable with the /RI flag, ...
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Want to delay startup of program but can't find it in Task Scheduler

I'm trying to delay the startup of a specific program that loads at login. As per an answer in this question, I should be able to do it using Task Scheduler. The problem is, I can't find the program ...
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Set up Task Scheduler tasks under Local Account in Windows 10 - incorrect password

I have a PC running Windows 10. I used to use a local account to log on. The local account is a member of the local Administrators group. Recently I changed to use the Microsoft account authentication ...
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linux load balancing between two “neighbors” on the same core

Linux scheduler uses sched domains and sched groups in order to achieve load balancing between the cpus of the computer. My computer has i-7 processor which have 4 hyper-threaded cores - which means ...
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Windows task schduler keep showing 0x41301

I have wrote the following .ps1 file:- [System.Net.ServicePointManager]::ServerCertificateValidationCallback = {$true} $request = [System.Net.WebRequest]::Create("https://localhost/") $response = ...
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Cannot launch app minimized with /minimized

For whatever reason, AMD Gaming Evolved (Raptr) is dying randomly (ticket has been submitted). I made a task schedule that automatically launches Raptr every hour with this action: "C:\Program Files ...
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WIN Task Scheduler - Wait before shutdown

I have a laptop which performs a task scheduled by Windows task scheduler every 30 min. It is running in the background in the "hidden" mode. It takes about 2-3 min for task to finish. If I then ...
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DriveImage XML in 64 bit Task scheduler

I would like to use Windows Task Scheduler to make a backup with DriveImage XML. The first problem, which I somehow managed to solve, is that Windows Task Scheduler will not run 32 bit programs if ...
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Access denied on deleting task I created from schtasks

I am using Windows 7 as a user without admin privileges (with no chance to change this situation). I have quite a long list of tasks, which are actively managed (I'm adding, deleting and rescheduling ...
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How do I print the dates in an autosys extended calendar?

I have an Extended Calendar that is used by several autosys jobs. What is the command to print out the dates that this calendar contains?
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Are process schedulers implemented at OS level or Hardware level?

Are process schedulers implemented in software or hardware? If it's done in hardware how does the hardware keep track of the number of processes and where they're located when they're inactive? If ...
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Catching screens turning on/off and running script or program when it happens

I'm attempting to automatize lights around the man cave, ideally i would like to have the lights to be on as long as the computer screens are on and the lights go off when screensaver kicks in, ...
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does the gcc compiler have any relation with the OS scheduler? [closed]

All is in the title I want to know if is there any relation between the compiler and the scheduler ?
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How to run maximalized CMD by Task Schedular? [duplicate]

I would like to use Task Schedular to run maximalized cmd. Is there some argument which actually works? So far I have found: /s, /fullscreen, /t, /MAX, ... Nothing works.
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Problems scheduling a task on windows7

I have trouble to schedule a task I wrote. Basically I created a .bat file which executes an R script (script.R). When I double click the .bar file, it gets executed. I can see a result file and also ...
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What are the arguments for shutdown.exe in Windows Task Scheduler?

I'm trying to use Windows Task Scheduler to automatically shut down my Windows 7 computer every day at a specific time. While there are a lot of tutorials on how to do this, none of them give a list ...
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schtasks - Why doesn't this work?

I type this into cmd or in a batch script: schtasks /change /RP user_password /TN "existing_task" /ST H:M If /ST H:M has two digits in the hour it says ERROR: The parameter is incorrect. If /ST ...
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Find out what is starting firefox on windows starup [duplicate]

Something set up firefox on windows machine to start and go to certain url as user logins into system. In process explorer I see, that Firefox is started as "firefox.exe -osint -url "somenastything" ...
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Set PC to auto shutdown after a certain period of idle time unless programs are downloading

I was trying to create a scheduled task in Windows 10 in order to shutdown the PC automatically after 90 minutes of idle. The problem is that the system shuts down itself even if utorrent is running ...
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How to schedule a task to run daily in the morning next day before reaching office?

Hi I want to schedule a task to run automation on virtual mavchine atleast 3-4 hours after I leave my office. I have made a .vbs file which opens QTP and execute the scripts and even I have made a ...
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I need a Task Scheduler trigger on windows 8.1

I want to a activate a program when ever someone types in the wrong password, on what I believe is called the "welcome screen." The problem I am having is that everywhere I look I see that I need to ...
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How to determine the number of processes considered by the short-term scheduler for process allocation

My assignment is to write a script displaying the number of processes considered by the short-term scheduler for process allocation (processes currently ready to run) at any given time. Now, writing ...
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Task Scheduler ignores next run time

So I have a very weird problem. In Task Scheduler, I've setup my application to run every 15th minute. I've made sure to have all the correct settings and it runs under my credentials (entered a ...
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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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Create Automate Task on Windows 10 with download and search in PDF

I want to create an Automate Task to hourly download a PDF from a specific URL and then search for certain text like "6256896" and then if there was the text inside the PDF,notifies me for example ...
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How to open a URL with credentials from Windows Task Scheduler

Every week I need to open a URL which will download a excel sheet. I need to login with my network credentials every time I open URL. I need schedule this task in Task Scheduler. I have written a ...
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How to create task for account lock event?

I am able to display a message manually by creating a task on windows lock. But when I use the following command from command prompt it does not work. schtasks /Create /SC ONEVENT /MO ...
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Windows 10 Computer Wakes During Night

Since I've updated my computer to win 10, it's been waking up in the middle of the night (it's important to note that this DID NOT happen before I updated, in windows 7). I'm not sure at what time it ...
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Task Scheduler - Error Message “The Last day of the month option is supported only on Windows Vista or later”

Video Reproduce: http://tinypic.com/r/2ni4fhc/8 I am running on Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit Using Windows Task Scheduler - I edit an existing task. Trigger Select Monthly and the Days I selected ...
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VBScript Won't run as scheduled task on Windows 7

Very basic proof of concept code below- which is giving me fits. It runs fine if you launch the script from explorer. It runs fine if you schedule it as a task and "run only when logged on." It ...
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Windows Task Scheduler - Inputting SSO User/PW, then executing additoinal tasks

I'm using Windows 7 Enterprise and am trying to have Task Scheduler type a username and password for me. My ultimate goal is to have TS open a web page, which I was able to do, then put in User/PW ...
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How can I efficiently change the credentials of several hundred scheduled tasks?

I have a Windows account that needs to have its password changed. The problem is that Task Scheduler has a few hundred tasks running under this account. Is there any way to efficiently change the ...
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How can I copy a scheduled task from a dead Windows to new Windows

My old computer died (hardware fault) and I had to reinstall everything on a new machine. All harddisks are intact and the old system disk is available as F: in my new machine. In the old system I ...
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Trigger task when second display is plugged/unplugged. (Windows 10)

I want to trigger a task (in Windows Task Scheduler) when my second display is plugged or unplugged. Is this possible, and if so, how?
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Notifying a user when a file appears in a folder [duplicate]

We currently have Google Drive running on our server to transfer files back and forth with another location. We've gotten pretty big files sometimes, and it's tedious having to keep checking to see if ...
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Search Task Scheduler Library

I've inherited a server with several hundred scheduled tasks. There's no consistent naming scheme, so finding some particular task that performs some particular action is rather tedious. Is there any ...
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Dynamically generate email messages for Windows Task Scheduler

My business scenario is as follows: My task's first action is to run a program that creates a log file. I would like to add the content of this file (or parts of it) to the body of the email that's ...
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Automated Shutdown on Windows 8.1

I want my PC to shutdown automatically after 15 minutes of idle time, however i want the notice to have an abort button on it. And after clicking on it, the task will wait for the next time my PC will ...
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Get a notification when a exe is not running anymore [duplicate]

I have a synchronization running in the background. I thought I'll find the answer within seconds, but somehow I am not able to do so. I would like to get a notification when that program closes or ...
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Why shutdown command does not work in Task Scheduler in Windows 7?

I've added a shutdown /h /t 120 to the Task Scheduler in Windows 7. I've set it to be run only if my administrator user is logged in and with highest privileges. But it does not work. When I fire ...
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Why doesn't OpenVPN Client start when Windows boots?

I own my own private OpenVPN server and serves to encrypt my connection, as well as giving access to private file storage on the VPS that hosts the OpenVPN server. Due to this, I want the OpenVPN ...
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Alternative to Windows Task Scheduler GUI?

OS: Windows 7 64-bit Context: Several recent Windows Updates have added many scheduled tasks about data collecting, performance reporting, blah blah, in preparation for the move to Windows 10. Many ...
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Can't open Task Scheduler in Windows 8.1

When I click Task Scheduler in Administrative Tools in my Windows 8.1, nothing happens. Task Scheduler does not launch. How to fix it? EDIT: When i try to launch Task Scheduler it seems like it's ...