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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Windows Task Scheduler wouldn't launch Access database

I'm using Windows Server 8 and I'm having a real problem launching my Access 2010 database from Task Scheduler. As I can see the problem is not new, but I hope, if somebody found a solution, maybe ...
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windows 8.1 scheduled tasks fail to run

I have several scheduled tasks that were running for months now. Suddenly 3 days ago, they all fail. Log Name: Microsoft-Windows-TaskScheduler/Operational Source: ...
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Task Scheduler - Task Keeps Becoming Disabled

I have a task that I entered into Windows Task Scheduler (I have Windows 8.1) set to run automatically on system log-on and to repeat every 5 minutes indefinitely; however, after every time it runs, ...
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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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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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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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Windows task scheduler - CPU temperature trigger

Is possible to run a task on the Windows task scheduler when the cpu reaches a certain temperature? If it's not possible what are the alternatives?
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in windows, launch tasks when a file/directory is modified

In linux/mac, for monitoring the changes in a file or directory, I can use tools like gruntjs, this launch tasks when a file is modified ? exist a similar tool for windows ?
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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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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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Windows scheduler - Tasks not running when user not logged in

I have Windows Server 2003, with schedules setup via Remote Desktop under one account. That account appears in the 'creator' column too. I have 'Run only if logged on' unticked. When I have logged ...
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Creating a task that runs at incorrect login credentials

I'm trying to set up a personalized security option on my computer to take a picture using the webcam whenever someone tries to log onto my computer using an incorrect password. I've set up the task ...
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Reduce the Task Idle Conditions timeout from 15mins to 5mins

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa383561%28v=vs.85%29.aspx Detecting the Idle State In Windows 7, the Task Scheduler verifies that the computer is in an idle state ...
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How can I get an email alert after a program is done executing?

How can I get an email after an application execution is completed in windows? I have tried using Task Scheduler, however I am not able to figure out what event ID or how to configure email. If not ...
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Windows Task Scheduler

Does anyone know how to set a trigger delay of less than 30 seconds (the lowest option given in drop down menu) for Windows task scheduler? I want a delay of 5 seconds to give another task time to ...
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What windows 7 task scheduler event would respond to an idle END condition?

The Windows 7 task scheduler allows me to run a task when the computer goes idle, but there doesn't seem to be any obvious way to run a task when the computer resumes from idle, or is no longer idle. ...
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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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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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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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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'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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 a batch file on exiting specific program

I want a batch file to run when I exit a specific program, Nokia Suite in my case. I want to use Windows 7 task scheduler and would prefer avoiding any 3rd party program. I have already checked ...