Task Scheduler is a component of Microsoft Windows that provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at predefined times or after specified time intervals.

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Scheduled task works on a mapped drive when configured for Windows XP mode, but not for Windows 7

There is a Windows 7 PC with a scheduled task. The only thing it does is running a VBS file located on a mapped drive that points to a network share: M:\Folder\Script.vbs where M: is the mapped ...
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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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Scan picture by folder by month

I bought a new printer HP pro 8600. With my old printer I could scan pictures,for every month there would be a folder by the name of the month and the pictures would be inside of this folder. The new ...
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Windows 8.1 Task Scheduler Starts Excel but Not Workbook

I'm using task scheduler to launch an .xlsm workbook that executes macros. This worked fine in Windows 7. In Windows 8.1, Excel launches as an application but it doesn't open the specific workbook. ...
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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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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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can I launch a program from windows7 task manager as the user “system”?

I have tried to launch several installers as the user system, from task manager. All attempts have failed. if I use the local admin, or domain admin I can launch the installer from task manager. I ...
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Advanced Filter for Windows Task Scheduler

I am trying to schedule a task whenever I insert a disk into an external HDD drive (Delll RD1000). The drive device issues an Application event with a common Source value for all events (whether it ...
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WINSCP: Scheduling multiple tasks at same time

In the task scheduler, I have created three tasks, which make use of WinSCP. The purpose is to collect a text file from one server and put it to another server. These three jobs were scheduled to run ...
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Can't disable BackgroundUploadTask (access denied)

I tried to disable "\Microsoft\Windows\SettingSync\BackgroundUploadTask" but get "access denied" error message instead (I have administrator privileges). Does anyone know how to disable this task?
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How to chkdsk completely unattended

have a question about scheduling chkdsk: I'm running chkdsk on task scheduler in windows 7 for my main hardrive (where windows is installed) using the following command: echo y|chkdsk /f /r. But I ...
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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 7: after hibernation scheduled task not starting

I have created a task for sharing WiFi using : netsh wlan start hosted network This task has been configured for both System Start and User Logon and works fine except when I hibernate my laptop ...
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Get the Windows Scheduler's Location Or Code?

Today i got a task to find the scheduler that is running once in a month, actually I have to change its running time period to once a week. I have searched for it in the Windows scheduled tasks, but ...
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Powershell mapped network drive doesn't persist

I'm trying to create a script that maps a network drive whenever I connect to a VPN, then disconnects the drive when I disconnect from the VPN, using Task Scheduler to launch the script when the event ...
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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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Mail gets sent on remote login to a machine only by a particular user by all user

I have written a VBScript that sends mail when a user logs in to a machine: Set objMessage = CreateObject("CDO.Message") objMessage.Subject = "Example CDO Message" objMessage.From = ...
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Creating Task With a Batch File - run task as soon as possible if missed

When creating a task with a batch file or command line, how do I specify the following option? "Run task as soon as possible after a scheduled start is missed " I know that this option exists via ...
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Unable to start firefox to launch a specific page with task scheduler

I am trying to create a task using task scheduler that can open a specific webpage using firefox and for example I am trying to launch google at a specific time. The command that I try to run is ...
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after windows task scheduler, browser is left in memory

On Windows 2008... I have 3 daily scheduled tasks, each that point to a browser .exe, with a URL as a parameter. The tasks run fine, but afterwards, each task has a leftover instance of the browser ...
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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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Schedule task to run for previous dates

We have a scheduled task that runs a query to give the report through e-mail at 6:00 AM everyday on Windows Server 2003. But it didn't run for past 2 days. So, can you please tell me how to get that ...
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Windows task scheduler won't run file on non-system drive

I have an executable that needs to be run on an E:/ drive, Windows Server 2012 is installed on the C:/ drive. I've created a scheduled task that has the full path to the target executable ...
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How to automatically run an app as administrator and make its UI visible to non-admin users under Windows 8

I have found many examples of how to get apps to automatically start and run (without UAC prompting), but have not managed to find one that allows the app's UI to be visible to a non-admin account. ...
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Run interactive task even if user is not logged on Windows

I have an application which automates my everyday task of logging into some website and doing repetetive actions. This app starts as a scheduled task everyday at 7.30am. The problem arises when I ...
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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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How to launch a GUI Windows application with administrator rights without asking for the pasword from the user?

The user using the computer logs-in to the Windows 7 Professional system through an Active Directory domain and has no administrative rights. I am the administrator and can give him the rights but, ...
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Running Network-Reliant Processes on Startup

I'm in charge of deploying and modifying a bit of in-house software that is meant to run on end-user workstations, which run either Windows 7 or XP SP3. The goal is to maximize the amount of time the ...
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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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making a schedueled task run mnimized

I have a batch file that I run once an hour via Windows Scheduler. Unfortunately, it can take several tens of minutes for this batch file to finish running. Is there a way to make the batch file ...
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Windows 8 “Task Scheduler service is not available”

I'm having problems keeping my Windows 8 clock synced so I'm trying to regularly resync with an every-5-minutes schedule trigger. When I go into the Windows 8 task scheduler through the ...
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Change DVD or network boot order from Windows

First, let me preface this by saying I'm sure there's a simpler way to implement our backup process, but what we have now requires making changes in only one place, rather than on individual user's ...
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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 not executing as planned

In windows-server-2008-r2 I have created a scheduled-task . It starts a program under SYSTEM user, on Log-on of any user. The Action to perform is executing RealTimeSync.exe with a rts.script The ...
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How to schedule task to run on sunrise/sunset in Windows task scheduler?

I'm a bit tired of setting my screen contrast and brightness manually for each screen every morning and evening, so I'm looking for a way to automate this. I'm already using F.lux and it's great, but ...
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How to schedule a task to be run in the morning but only once a day?

I need to disable Aero on Windows 7 but I need to do it only once a day. And then enable Aero once the system is started and my GPU is calm ;-). Note that I need it to work also after waking up from ...
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java update via windows task scheduler

I want to get rid of always-running jusched.exe, and update java periodically using windows task scheduler. Is it possible? My system: Windows 8 x64, Java 32-bit
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Scheduling silent hourly Windows Defender definition updates using Task Scheduler on Windows 8

I want to update Windows Defender's definitions every hour and came up with the idea of using the Task Scheduler to execute the Defender update service with the signature update argument. ~/Windows ...
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Can I use Windows 7 TaskScheduler to enable/disable wired Ethernet connection?

I may be asking the wrong question, so some background: my company's IT pushes patches overnight, and either their scripts or Win7's built-in updater controls then force-restart my machine, killing ...
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Run a task on a specific event, but only once a month

Is there any option to run a task when specific event occurs (i.e. Flash Drive inserted), but to do it just once a month? I am trying to hook my backup script on some auto event.. OS: Windows 7 x64 ...
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Remotely managing Scheduled Tasks on another computer: Access Denied

I need to remotely create new scheduled tasks from a Windows 7 computer in my company (which according to this Microsoft TechNet article I should be able to do. ...
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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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Unable to remotely schedule tasks from the command line

I'm on a Windows 7 machine, attempting to use the command line to schedule a task on another Windows 7 machine in my company's network. I have administrative-level credentials for both computers. With ...
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What is the difference between “stop the task if it runs longer than” inside Trigger and under Settings tab?

When I schedule a task in Windows Task Scheduler, I can set "stop the task if it runs longer than" inside task trigger or inside Settings tab. If I set it inside the trigger it does not automatically ...
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Is it possible to use the AT command to run a command every 5 minutes?

The Windows AT command has an "every" parameter, which can take days of the week, and a "time" parameter specifying the time of day, however I'd like to run a command every 5 minutes. Any way to do ...
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Task Scheduler Engine has stopped working

What could be the cause of the following error on Windows 7? How can I debug the root cause of this reoccurring error? The message reads: Task Scheduler Engine has stopped working Windows can ...
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Status of the process while Windows scheduler working

I have a .bat file which should kick off every 30mins. I am using Windows scheduler for this. I have some questions on the same, 1) Does the scheduled task starts at a scheduled time even after a ...
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Windows 7 won't update while using FBWF (file based write filter)

Good Morning! I have a PC running Windows 7 ThinPC. I found a script on Microsoft's website (located at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff850921.aspx) with instructionson how to set it up. ...
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How can I cause Task Scheduler to “fail” if a dialog box returns a certain result?

I'm working on a VBScript to do a weekly reboot of all machines on our network. I want to run this script via Task Scheduler. The script runs at 3:00 AM, but there is a small chance that users may ...