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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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 ...
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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 ...
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Windows Task Scheduler, Shutdown PC when Upload speed is < 5 Kbps [closed]

I am trying to create simple task that will shutdown PC when the dropbox content uploading is done. How it possible? I am using Windows 8.1
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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 ...
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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 does my scheduled task fail with error (0x4)

I have a scheduled task that is supposed to run a batch file. The batch files runs file when called on it's own, but does not run when wrapped in a scheduled task. Here is what the dialog looks like: ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Task Scheduler repeat task not triggering

I am trying to set up a task that will start up an .exe every minute. I have created a Trigger, that when triggered will run the .exe and repeat every minute indefinitely. (I have also tried ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Windows 7 Task Scheduler doesn't list my custom task(s)

I created a custom task from another application (Peachtree), but it never showed up in the Active Tasks list. So, I created it manually from within the Task Scheduler, but the task still hasn't ...
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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 ...
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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 7 Task Scheduler advanced settings unclear

I'm trying to create a task that runs once an hour. The functions in the "Edit Trigger" dialog are unclear and seem to conflict. Under settings, the finest time interval for recurrence is "daily", ...
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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 ...
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Make Windows Task Scheduler alert me on fail

I have an automated script that pulls backups from my website to my local computer. This script could fail; once my server was down, another time I accidentally moved my script. How do I make Windows ...
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bat file behaves differently when run from windows scheduler

I have a .bat file S:\BACKUP_db\copytofileserver.bat, which takes some files and zip them to the network drive. Its first command is to delete the old backup at specific network path, then pack the ...
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Accessing Environment Variables in a Scheduled Task

When setting up a scheduled task, for the action section I'm trying to access an environment variable for the location of the executable that I wish to run. This is mainly because on one machine the ...
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Automatically Wake PC at certain time without wake-on-lan

I feel like this shouldn't be too difficult. I want my PC to turn on at 7:00 AM every morning. I have a Toshiba satellite L50-B-1LN running windows 8. It uses UEFI instead of a normal BIOS. In there ...
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Jobs not running under Torque, installing Maui didn't help

So I just installed Torque on a small cluster we're setting up, and everything seemed to have gone quite smoothly. I have pbs_mon running on the compute nodes and pbs_server running on the head node, ...
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Can you run a scheduled task when the monitor is turned on / off?

As the title says I am wondering if there is a way to detect when the monitor is turned off at all? There are "Hardware Events" under when a specific event is lodged menu however I am not sure if this ...
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Win XP task scheduler backup

In my factory, we have two non-networked windows xp machines connected to some industrial equipment. Every day, they log the information that the equipment passes on. I've been backing them manually ...
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Task Scheduler to hit num lock when I plug in keyboard

I would like to use Task Scheduler (I'm using Windows 8.1) to automatically turn on num lock when I plug a keyboard into my laptop. For some reason my laptop will default to num lock being off every ...
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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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Run a program before Logoff and wait for finish

When I want to run a program (.exe \ .bat) before Windows 7 Home Premium Logoff \ Restart I use the Task Scheduler and I set a custom event: Log: System, Source: Winlogon, Event ID: 7002 \ 4634 \ 4647 ...
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Using Task Scheduler to Run a Task Before Shutdown

As of writing, the only options available are to "Begin the task": On a schedule At logon At startup On idle On an event At task modification/creation On connect to user session On disconnect from ...
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cleanup scheduler TaskCache in registry for missing task files

How to automatically remove registry subkeys in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks that have no corresponding file in ...
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Schedule task when user idle

I'm trying to schedule a task on Windows 8.1 Pro, such that after a certain time of day (for example midnight), and only when the computer hasn't been used for a period of time (15 minutes), it puts ...
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How do I permanently disable the Event Trigger feature in Task Scheduler?

I'm sick of the freezing/disk access I get every time I create a new trigger while Task Scheduler scrapes all the log events together, and the feature is useless to me. Is there any way to disable ...
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Where can I see the log statements of a task in Windows 8?

I created a task in task scheduler which essentially runs a perl script. I have some print/log statements in the script. Where can I see these log statements?
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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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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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Running Cmd as System User without psexec

Can I run cmd.exe as an interactive prompt without the psexec tool I've tried scheduling it as a task, but it only runs as a background program. (conhost) I verified that by checking the task ...
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Possible to activate a task in task scheduler based on memory usage?

I am trying to set up a task that only runs at a certain level of RAM usage (and then won't run again for a period of time, preferably). Is this possible? If so, how? Thanks.
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Is it possible to change log destination for Task Scheduler?

I'm not sure if this is the right place for me to ask but I was wondering if it is possible to change where Task Scheduler store its logs? I have an .aspx that can read log files from virtual ...
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Auto-terminate a Windows application after a given amount of time

I'm looking for a way for a user to launch a Windows application that will only run for a given amount of time, say an hour. After the hour is up, an alert window will pop up, saying "Program will be ...
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Windows task scheduler searching for the wrong file

I have a task that runs a .exe , It is a simple VB program that reads from a txt file, in the code I have this: My.Computer.FileSystem.OpenTextFileReader("test.txt") But when the scheduler runs ...
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How to set up Task Scheduler task that cleans up firefox window it opens?

I have a Task Scheduler Windows 7 task that invokes firefox.exe on a URL which is an iMacro. Upon completion, the firefox window is left open. I always have firefox running, but it brings up a new ...
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Running batch file from Task Scheduler in Win7 using QODBC and Quickbooks does not work

I have a batch file (.BAT) set up on a Windows 7 PC running QB Premier 2012 that uses a SQL client to connect to a Quickbooks company file through QODBC (latest version) that works fine when run ad ...
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How can I open a URL on a schedule in the default browser?

I'm looking for a mechanism to open a single URL in the user's current default browser on a schedule/recurring basis. I know that if I was writing .Net code to do this, I could simply do something ...
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Task scheduler Windows 7(schtasks) set Principals RunLevel highest returns Access denied (Run with highest privilege)?

SCHTASKS /Create /TN "New Task" /SC HOURLY /TR blah.exe /RU myusername /RP pypassword /RL HIGHEST Returns {ERROR: Access Denied} Error also used below code in Xml but still getting the same Error ...
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Windows pausing service instead of restarting it when batch file called from task scheduler

I have set up a task in Windows Task Scheduler to run at a specific time each day. The task simply executes a batch file I've created to restart my Windows service. This is the contents of that ...
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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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Task Scheduler Send Mail Fails

I try to send mail as a 'send email' task of Task Scheduler. The task fails and gives the error 202. What is wrong?
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Start program from task-schedule without user logged on

I use the task scheduler to create a daily user-interface task, such as a message-box and a program that is invoked. When the task is set to be invoked only if user is logged in , the task shows up ...
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Creating a scheduled task in Windows that will run at intervals indefinitely

I seem to be getting slightly confused by the Task Scheduler trigger settings. (I'm on Windows Server 2008 Web) I want to create a task that will run every 5 minutes, whether a user is logged in or ...
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Scheduled task doesnt work Windows 8

I have this batch that makes a scheduled task calling to a powershell script and i cant make it run in windows 8. It works perfectly on windows 7 but when i use it in windows 8 it keep stuck. My ...