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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Craete task to open an URL that integrated windows authentication

I need to run a daily job to open an URL which needs windows authentication so I created a task in windows task scheduler and I did set run task as my own user ABC\abc. But when I run task the login ...
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Batch file in windows scheduler

set PATH=C:\Users\... call date2.cmd md %DT_MM%-%DT_DD%-%DT_YYYY% cd %DT_MM%-%DT_DD%-%DT_YYYY% So, I set my path to the folder that has PSFTP for me to run and run a file that will get the current ...
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Put a Win 7 computer to sleep AND wake it up on schedule

The computer in our bedroom puts on a light show every night around 3 when it starts to update Windows. I'd like to put the PC to sleep at a fixed time and then have it wake up on its own at a later ...
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Trigger an event on Key press in Windows

I need to trigger an event, say open music player with a particular music file, when I press a Key (other than the dedicated play/pause button). How can I do that with taskscheduler (Schtasks.exe) ? ...
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Change focused window on set interval

On Windows 7, how to do I set it up so that the focused application automatically changes on pre-programmed intervals? I am running a frame grabber application, a web browser, and a photo slideshow. ...
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How to prevent scheduled tasks from running as soon as computer wakes up?

Example: I have a task that is scheduled for 6 am every day (only if I'm logged on). If my computer sleeps/hibernates all night until 9am, upon waking up the task will then run even though it missed ...
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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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Task scheduler - What is “Wait for idle for”?

I created a new Task in my task scheduler and I wanted it to be running only if the computer is idle for 10 min. but then I saw this checkbox which I don't understand what it does : The help says ...
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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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Task scheduler error

When I open task scheduler in windows 7 it gives an error saying: The selected task "{0}" no longer exists. To see the current tasks click refresh. Then another error comes like this: Task ...
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Windows Task Scheduler

Does anyone know how to set a trigger delay of less than 30 seconds (the lowest option given in drop down menu) for Windows task scheduler? I want a delay of 5 seconds to give another task time to ...
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Run task at logoff and wait until it finishes

I am running a Windows Vista (no gpedit.msc unfortunately) computer and I want to run a backup at logoff. So, when the user tries to shutdown the computer, I want to run a .bat file which executes the ...
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schtasks in Windows how to select first day of month

I have the syntax how to define a Task for the last day of the month, but not fir the first day. Are there any Admin Gurus? schtasks /create /sc minute /mo LASTDAY /tn "Bild Copy" /tr "C:\copy.bat" ...
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how to start a long running program at system start and stop at login and restart at logoff

I am trying to mine some crypto currency with my computer. Untill now I have done this: At system start, I have scheduled a task to start the mining software at login I have scheduled another task ...
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Schedule on Windows Task Scheduler

If I want to schedule a task every 5 minutes for ever and ever, should I check: Once + "Repeat" every 5 minutes Undefinitely Daily + "Repeat" every 5 minutes During one day Undefinitely What ...
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Windows: How to start application when the other finishes

I would like to launch an application automatically, always when some other application finishes. Is it even possible to perform? My specific situation is: User connects to remote desktop and then, ...
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No respect for the idle adjustments made in the Task Scheduler

Why doesn't my Windows 8.1 respect my adjustments to wait atleast for an hour before starting certain tasks? I've recently installed a fresh copy of Windows 8 (and upgraded it to the version 8.1). ...
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Running Webcam with multiple applications

I am running YAWCAM on a friend's PC as he asked for us to test it, and I am running as a service, no GUI. The thing is, a webcam cannot interact with multiple softwares by default. So this might be ...
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How can I run a Task Scheduler job without being on administrator account?

I have read that the Windows account logged onto the computer that is running tasks from the Windows Task Scheduler needs to have administrator rights. I used the administrator account to create the ...
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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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Is it possible to modify (or create) an scheduled task in Windows command-line to disable “Stop task if it runs longer than”?

I wanna change this option via command line using schtasks (or whatever), but the docs seems not to have an option for it: Stop task if it runs longer than only the GUI seems to allow it: I ...
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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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Is there a way to see how much time it took for a task to finish running in Task Scheduler (Windows)?

I have a task that starts a .bat file with some operation with files on a file system and I am interested in evaluating the time it takes for a task to get the job done. I can see date/time when the ...
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Does Disk Defragmenter run if schedule is missed?

I'm reading a Microsoft book which says: Disk Defragmenter runs automatically on a schedule in Windows 7 (every Wednesday at 1 a.m.). What happens if the computer is not powered on at 1 a.m. ...
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How to use emailrelay?

I'm trying to use "Emailrelay" to make Windows Server 2008 send emails. Googleing sugests that this would be the easiest option to send automated emails from the "Task Scheduler", but I can't seem to ...
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Windows Task scheduler Winlogon events - logout not enough(?)

I created a powershell script that I want to run on every logout / restart / shut down. For trigger I set a custom event: Log: System, Source: Winlogon, Event ID: 7002. I found the above event id ...
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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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Display message box from Task Scheduler on top of all other windows

Is there a nice way to get a message box to pop up at a scheduled time on top of other windows? The default "Display a Message" action uselessly appears below everything else.
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How to show command-line app started by Windows Task Scheduler?

I have created a task on Windows Task Scheduler to run a command-line app everytime I lock this machine. It works like a charm. My question is: Is it possible to see the Command Prompt window when I ...
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Windows Server 2008 Sleep at night

I have a Windows Server 2008 home server, that i'm going to sleep during the night. It's BIOS does not support scheduled boot. Can i use some kind of task in the Scheduled Tasks to make it sleep at ...
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Windows XP Mode,shutdown with task scheduler at night, make backup and turn on again?

I've got Windows Xp mode running on Windows 7. I would like to shutdown the Windows XP Mode Virtual PC every 24 hours,create a backup and then turn it on again? How do I go about doing this? I've been ...
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Weird cgroups behaviour ( cpu shares )

I have a cpu hungry process A which is taking too much of cpu load(100%) which causes process B to take not enough cycles...B is related to web response...so when i did a benchmark of web response ...
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Run application after startup and wake up, before user login?

My desktop computer is in my home and I'm in a travel to other cities. I want to access my desktop by remote desktop function in Windows in case I have to retrieve the files in the desktop. There ...
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Run a script when hibernating Windows 8

I have an EXE file that I need to run immediately before I hibernate my Windows 8 PC, every time. How can I do this? I know I can use the Task Scheduler to accomplish this, but which trigger is best ...
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Task Scheduler won't start various programs on startup

For example it starts SpeedFan without any problem, and with same settings, or even in the same Task, if I add for example other .exe software like FTP server software Gene6 FTP Server it simply ...
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schtasks: How to set 'Stop the existing instance' from commandline?

If a task (in schtasks.exe) is already running, then the following rule should apply: "Stop the existing instance". Source: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc722178.aspx How can I set ...
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Windows Azure HPC Scheduler Architecture

So far I've found very little information on the scheduling policy, resource management policy of Azure HPC Scheduler. I would appreciate any kind of information regarding some of these questions: ...
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Task scheduler triggering logon type 2

If I set "use the following user account" to "INTERACTIVE" and the task runs while the computer is locked, will the event viewer log a logon type 2?
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Powershell script not logging as expected when run from command line

I have a simple powershell script that opens a ur and logs whether it was successful: $LogFile = ".\userLoad.log" $Date = Get-Date Try { $Request = ...
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Scheduling The Recycle Bin To Empty Itself?

Quite often I forget or neglect the Recycle Bin and the amount of debris that is disposed within it. Whilst I don't feel it to be critical, I would like to know what options exist that maybe ...
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Can the default column widths be changed in the Win7 task scheduler?

The first column with the name of the task is always ridiculously narrow, about 6 characters. I change it, but it doesn't stick. Any way to change that?
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What “user” must a scheduled task run as in order to be visible for all users?

I wish a task to be scheduled to run when any user logs on, but is not dependent on any one user being logged on, so I pick "Run whether user is logged on or not". The problem with this is that the ...
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How can I elevate once and for all the monitoring software from my motherboard when logging with a normal account?

I have recently updated my Motherboard. The new one (the make is Asus) provides a set of mostly monitoring/tuning software, e.g. to monitor the CPU temperature or stuff like that. All is nice and ...
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How to run an Access script using windows task scheduler

I have a VM running Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise and want to use the Task Scheduler to run an Access script. This script will do some stuff and then close. I've already written and tested the ...
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Why can't a Task Scheduler job access a mapped network drive?

I have a Task Scheduler job to run Robocopy for backing up local files to a network share. I have to use domain credentials to access the network share but the local computer is not on the domain, and ...
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User restriction policy when creating a scheduled task

I have a problem when creating a scheduled task on Windows7 Pro SP1. The task is supposed to run a .bat file on system startup. This is to happen before user logon. When i click 'OK' to finish ...
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Windows scheduled task interactive mode (GUI)

I am trying to run an application (Selenium test) through the task scheduler in a Windows XP virtual machine guest that allows for desktop interaction (keyboard pressing, movement through Firefox). I ...
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Running powershell script through Windows Task Scheduler

I'm trying to run a simple PS1 powershell script from the Task Scheduler. The task's Actions settings are Program: powershell and Add arguments: -executionpolicy bypass -file ...
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Task Scheduler from Command-Line?

I'm using Windows7 and I want to make a scheduled task with my options using Task Scheduler Command line mode utility that called "SchTasks". But there is some problems using Schtasks : 1) Is there ...
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Task Scheduler Event when an Application Ended

How can I make a Task in the Windows 7 Task Scheduler with Trigger when an Application Ends ? I want to make a task when my "explorer.exe" process ends. How can i make it ?