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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Automating Media Payer Classic (MPC-HC) on Windows 8.1

I understand MPC-HC has command line functions How do use task scheduler to open MPC-HC at start-up, load a library (or folder) and play it randomly/shuffle? Thanks
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Open a program when I visit a specific URL in Internet Explorer

I want a program to open when I visit a specific URL in Internet Explorer. I feel like there should be a way to do this using the task scheduler, but it's not working for me. For example, when a ...
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PsShutdown in Task Scheduler of Windows 7

I try to use PsShutdown to schedule late sleep, restart and etc on Windows 7 machine. In order to run the command manually I have to open the command window as Administrator first. So how can I do it ...
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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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Using Task Scheduler to Make iTunes Play Random Song

I'd like to use the Task Scheduler in Windows 7 as an alarm clock. I'm able to set a task to open iTunes and play a specific song at a fixed time every morning. Is it possible to get iTunes to ...
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Can I Rename the Title of Command Windows from the Task Scheduler

We have several command line apps that are launched from the Task Scheduler. They all have the title 'taskeng.exe'. Is there a way to rename the windows, to make them easier to identify? We're ...
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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 running a bat file that duplicates screen

When you lock a computer on windows 7 your login screen appears on your main display and then on other monitors it is completely black, when your displays are extended. This problem is fixed when you ...
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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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How to target an event by the process name as well as the ID?

I have managed to create a scheduled task that will be triggered by an event ID. For example, I have a task that will run winver.exe whenever event ID 4688 is logged. So if I run notepad.exe from Run ...
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Windows Task Scheduler Error 2147746322 Sending Mail with Attachment

When sending a *.txt attachment using the Windows Task Scheduler's Send Mail action, the job fails with error id 2147746322. When sending using PowerShell's Send-MailMessage command with exactly the ...
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Trying to auto-mount a VHD from microSD results in Error 0x80004005

I was following the instructions from this question down to the last detail, however on my Surface Pro 3, all I get when looking at Task Scheduling is an unknown error everytime I boot up my Tablet. ...
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Why is maximum CPU utilization a major objective while constructing any scheduling algorithm? [closed]

I just wanted to ask that what is the reason behind making the maximum utilization of the processor ,that is ,whenever at any instant of time ,the scheduler makes sure that the processor must not ...
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Task Scheduler permissions in Win 2008 server--who has edit permissions?

I'm a little confused by Windwos Task Scheduler permissions (Win 2008 R2). Do local admins have some, but not all, permissions to any task? For example (and excuse me for what may seem a rant) I ...
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Scheduled task starts one hour earlier than scheduled - Windows 7

I had scheduled a task to begin at a particular time each night ( on my old laptop). I had to start using it again and I noticed that it started it one hour earlier than scheduled. I changed the time ...
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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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triggering a task scheduler when service is stopped

I would like to trigger a task scheduler, upon the sudden stop of a windows service listed in Services.msc. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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windows scheduler that runs every x minutes daily in the command line

Is there a way to schedule a task (.bat) through the command line that runs every 5 minutes daily? I also want it to run even if the user isn't logged on. What is the exact command line syntax?
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How to schedule a task based on an application event?

I want to schedule the computer to be locked when a specific application displays a comment/notification above its Icon. Currently, I am trying to use the Task Scheduler in Windows 7 for this but do ...
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How to open remote desktop in a script, which runs as windows task?

I am trying to import data from a remote server. My current approach is the create a script on the remote server, which is executed every time I log in using remote desktop. When I log in, a network ...
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Starting scheduled task by detecting connection of USB device

I know it has been discussed that it is not possible to start an application from an usb drive upon connection due to limitations of autorun (or autoplay??) in Win 7. But it is possible to create a ...
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Schedule a task to run upon connection to usb port

I would like to trigger an event when any device is plugged into a usb port. I can't find anything relevant in event viewer. I am running Windows 8, but would like it to be compatible with Windows ...
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How to trigger a task each time an executable file is open with Windows Task Scheduler?

I would like to trigger my own task each time an executable file is opened. How do I do that with Task Scheduler ? Which event should I listen to ? The only resources related to this I found are : ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...