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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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 ?
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Priority increase when I look into task manager

This is my observation, in Windows many times when we start any application, it won't start but process name gets added in task manager. When I click on it or try to end process, it immediately gets ...
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Automatically running a windows bat file after returning from idle

First off, the background on what I want to do: I am running rosetta@home on my computers at home and work, and I often find minirosetta tasks stuck in memory when I resume using the computer after a ...
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Run scheduled task when drive is mounted

Is there any event log entry that is written a new drive (e.g. a RAM drive, a TrueCrypt drive) is mounted, which I could use to trigger a task on?
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Label taskeng.exe console windows

At my job, we use a lot of console applications to run various processes. We kick them off from the Task Scheduler on a regular and overlapping basis - at any time there could be anywhere from 3 to ...
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What Does “Local Computer Resources” Comprise in Task Scheduler?

In the Windows Task Scheduler, the interface allows me to use a specific user to run the task (General > Security options). Under the Run whether user is logged on or not option, the interface has ...
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Why can't Excel open a file when run from task scheduler?

I wrote a powershell script that opens an excel workbook and runs a macro. When I run that script from PS console, or even from command line using powershell.exe script.ps1, it jus works. When I set ...
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How to import a scheduled task automatically from an XML file?

I have created a scheduled task in Windows 7. The task is running perfectly well on my computer. I have also exported the task to an XML file and want to create the same task on another computer ...
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Windows scheduled tasks fail with 0x1, don't log errors

I have three Python scripts running overnight as scheduled tasks on a Windows Server 2008 VM. I can run them manually with no problems. But when I look at the Task Scheduler each morning, the first ...
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Scheduled task status

How to check last run result of scheduled task? We used "schtasks /query" command. But it didn't displayed our manually created scheduled task status. We don't want system scheduled task status. Only ...
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How to schedule a Task Scheduler to run every increment and not be confused by Day Light Savings time?

I am using the Windows 7 Task Scheduler to run a task once and repeat every 1442 minutes (24 hours plus two minutes). Today, due to Day Light Savings time change, it ran an hour early. How can I ...
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Only administrator account can run scheduled tasks

I am running Windows 2008 Server and I have set up a scheduled task that executes a SQL script from the command prompt. The script and command work completely fine. I set this scheduled task to run ...
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it opens “open with” prompt whenever scheduled task run

I am trying to run a .vbs file on every five minutes. I am trying to do this using windows task scheduler. In Actions tab -> New Action, I select the file ("D:\Documents\FC3 Savegames\FC3.vbs") ...
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Does Windows Task Scheduler behave strange?

I made my application (WinForms EXE) that when I launch it my from command-line or GUI, I see an icon in the systary and it's OK. I see now that if I wrap my application in a task into the Task ...
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How to use Windows Task Scheduler interactively on Windows 7?

I've just made a new task that triggers an application from the command-line. It seems that it's working (I check in log files), however I see no icon just as it used to be if I'd run the application ...
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How does scheduling work?

How do programs designed for scheduling (e.g. Task Scheduler in Windows, cron in Unix systems) know that it "is time" for them to run a certain scheduled command or script? I imagine it's not ...
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Where can I find schtasks.exe exit codes

Where can I find the documentation for exit/return/error codes for the schtasks.exe ? MS's documentation (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb490996.aspx) doesn't have any references ...