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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
0answers
4 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
17 views

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 ...
-1
votes
1answer
25 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
52 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

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?
0
votes
1answer
30 views

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 ...
4
votes
0answers
26 views

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, ...
-1
votes
1answer
28 views

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 ?
0
votes
0answers
22 views

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.
2
votes
1answer
64 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
245 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
64 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
10 views

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" ...
0
votes
0answers
307 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
35 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
43 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
27 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
48 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
39 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
31 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
87 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
501 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
61 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
125 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
31 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
26 views

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 ...
20
votes
2answers
1k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

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?
1
vote
0answers
19 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
53 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
119 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
60 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
15 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
418 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
231 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
265 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
144 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
334 views

Spark standalone running job error

Have been stuck on this error for a few days, desperately need help. So with standalone deploying mode, I am trying to run sample jobs, yet no matter how simple the job is (even starting spark-shell ...
0
votes
1answer
149 views

Windows Task Scheduler Run Task at 7am everyday even after reboot

I have a program will run continuously for 12 hours from 7am to 7pm. I have enabled it to run at 7am every day and stop it by 7pm by using windows task scheduler. It works fine except that if I ...
2
votes
0answers
96 views

Tell Task Scheduler how to end a task

I start a program A using Windows Task Scheduler. That program starts instances of another program B. The task is started on Windows startup and runs even if no user is logged on. When I terminate ...
2
votes
1answer
76 views

Can't make Windows 7 computer wake up from sleep on schedule [duplicate]

I am currently trying to automatically wake up my PC early in the morning after I put it to sleep at night. I have created a task via Windows task scheduler (enabling it to wake up the PC) but it's ...
0
votes
1answer
77 views

Windows 7 - displaying a message if an event occurs

I'd like to get a message when event 7026 occurs. (7026 = driver failed to load) But I can't create a working task for this purpose. Creating a task on the event (In Event Viewer right click on ...
0
votes
1answer
49 views

Windows 8.1 scheduled task “log on” option with PIN

In Windows 8.1, I have selected to log in using a PIN instead of a password. When I create a task in the task scheduler, and set the trigger to "user log on", the trigger fails every time except after ...
0
votes
1answer
613 views

schtasks.exe - Start At Login, Run Every Minute

I'm having trouble getting schtasks.exe to create a Sheduled task that will: Start at logon Repeat at minute intervals I've tried the following: schtasks /Create /SC MINUTE /MO 1 /TR ...
0
votes
1answer
87 views

Unity3D application won't start properly via Task Scheduler or Services

I've been trying to get an application made with the Unity3D game engine to start on Windows boot. Currently, I've put a shortcut in the Startup folder but this requires a user to log on to the ...
0
votes
0answers
59 views

Gbridge with Task Scheduler

How to start Gbridge at computer start up using Task Scheduler? Tried creating a basic task with parameters copied from the desktop Gbridge shortcut and the Task Manager shows that Gbridge process is ...
0
votes
1answer
230 views

How to create a Windows task to synchronize files over Google Drive just once a week?

I'm running Windows 7 64-bit and using Google Drive to backup only the unimportant data. I want them to sync just once a week to not to waste computer and network resources all the time (checking for ...
0
votes
1answer
148 views

Task Scheduler returns Directory Name Invalid for valid path

I'm trying to use Task Scheduler to run a Ruby script every night. When I try to run the script, I get error 0x8007010B which seems to be Directory Name Invalid. The directory I'm starting in is a ...
2
votes
1answer
160 views

How to schedule a task to execute 9000 seconds from now on?

I have a batch script that executes a few Python scripts and then needs to schedule the last Python script to be executed 9000 seconds later. Here's what I have so far: (I only know how to manually ...