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 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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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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Connect to a hidden wifi network using task scheduler on Win 10

I'm using Lenovo laptop. When I start my session it does not reconnect to a known hidden wireless network. Is it possible to program reconnection via task scheduler?
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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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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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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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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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Scheduled task disappeared from the Task Library the next day

We have a Win7 Pro 32-bit system where we want to schedule a daily backup to run at 1pm. The task was created yesterday morning. It ran fine that afternoon. It didn't run today. When the Task ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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Idle state detection for server

Windows OS has a service that detects idle state. Details: Task Idle Conditions The computer is considered idle if all the processors and all the disks were idle for more than 90% of the past 15 ...
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Why Task Scheduler fails to open a GUI application window when /sc onstart parameter specified?

This works: schtasks /create /tn calc /tr c:\Windows\system32\calc.exe /sc minute After running this and a computer restart: schtasks /create /tn calc /tr c:\Windows\system32\calc.exe /sc onstart ...
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Why is Windows Task Scheduler starting my tasks early?

I made a task in Windows that's supposed to run 10 minutes after the hour every hour. However, when I look at the task in the task scheduler, it will say it ran at XX:09:59 instead of XX:10:00. Here ...
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How do I schedule a task to run when a new file is detected in a folder?

I'd like to use windows task scheduler to execute a synctoy synchronization. Basically C:\Program Files\SyncToy 2.1\SyncToyCmd.exe -R "Contacts Sync" I'd like the task only to run when a new file ...
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0x1 issue in windows task scheduler

I am running a bat file which will delete the files or folders older than 14 days from the today's date , when i am testing it in local folders it is executing fine, but when i am trying to delete the ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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Windows scheduled task not running

I have several SQL server backups on a server. I have created a batch file which then copies these to network drives. These are mapped to the server, and it works properly. Now, I've created a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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Windows 7 Task Scheduler Run On Idle End

I want to run a task every time I sit down at my computer, so that I will effectively run the task once when the computer ceases to be idle. I can't see a way to do this. Any suggestions?