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When a scheduled task fails to start, an event is written to the TaskScheduler event log: Note: The Task Scheduler log is located at Computer Management System Tools Event Viewer Application and Services Logs Microsoft Windows Task Scheduler Operational Windows ...


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In the Task Scheduler if the line "Task Scheduler (Local)" is selected, you won't see your custom tasks. Select "Task Scheduler Library" (not the plus sign, the words themselves) and you will see your custom tasks.


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I would go to Power Options > "Create a power plan". Call it "Night Time", and use any of the preconfigured power plans as a template. On the next screen where you get the options "Turn off the display" and "Put the computer to sleep", choose "Change advanced power settings". In the new window, set "Low battery level" to 99% and choose "Shut down" for "Low ...


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I'd try it like this: Add a trigger: Make sure to set the current date and 00:00:00 as the start time Make sure the task is run as soon as possible if the start was missed:


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Hopefully this will help. I do something similar to run a batch hourly that makes copies of certain files. I wanted to add that there are actually several ways to get the same result. I could have set the task to run Daily and repeat hourly for a duration of one day. I happen to prefer the way I've illustrated (it seems clearer to me). Also, it's worth ...


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You're setting your task up backwards. Instead of triggering on system idle, trigger it at a specific time, set to repeat every 12 hours. Then, go to the Conditions tab and tell it to only start after the system has been idle for (insert desired duration here). Depending on the nature of the task, you may also want to select the option to stop the task if ...


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Right click on the task you want to duplicate. Click export, save it somewhere On your right hand side, under Action, click Import task Choose the file you've just export A new windows will popup revealing the property of imported task, rename the task and adjust your task accordingly.


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Using Scheduled Tasks To open Scheduled Tasks -> click Start -> click All Programs -> point to Accessories -> point to System Tools -> click Scheduled Tasks. To schedule a new task: 1. Double-click Add Scheduled Task to start the Scheduled Task Wizard, and then click Next in the first dialog box. 2. The next dialog box displays a list of ...


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I would create a batch file containing: start http://example.com/somePage.html And point Task Scheduler to that batch file. You can also test that it will work by running the batch file manually.


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Set the scheduled task to kick off every 1441 minutes. and here it is, all ready to run - every day and a minute.


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That's what the /RL option does. Example: SCHTASKS /Create /TN "New Task" /SC HOURLY /TR blah.exe /RU username /RP password /RL HIGHEST


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Use the Windows Task Scheduler to run your browser's executable firefox.exe with the hyperlink of the webpage http://superuser.com as the parameter. You don't want to run a file, you want to run the executable. For you its probably "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" http://superuser.com. Copy and paste that into the run box. If it opens ...


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You can use the Windows Task Scheduler to do this, as its built right into XP. To open Scheduled Tasks, click Start, click All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click Scheduled Tasks. Navigate through this, setting up a description for what it will do, a title, etc. When it gets to choosing a program, make sure your ...


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There is a partial solution working under WinXP. It requires you to create suspend/hibernation script and always hibernate the comp this way instead of pushing laptop button / through Windows menu. Download psshutdown: it is in packages of PsTools or SysInternals Suite Create .bat files as follows, and put them on desktop (or better put them somewhere else ...


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Okay, after some more research I found this answer on StackOverflow: To setup a Scheduled Task to run in background, change the User running the task to SYSTEM, and nothing will appear on your screen. A comment points out that this grants full rights to the task, which could be annoying, but is acceptable in this case. But still, what does Hidden do, ...


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Why is Windows 7 scheduled task running hidden? should explain why this happens. Also, this TechNet description of General Task Properties states: The general properties of a task are displayed on the General tab of the Task Properties or Create Task dialog box. The general properties of a task include the task name, author, description, security ...


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Although it's not exposed in the WIndows Defender UI, scheduled scans are still there; you can find them in Task Scheduler. Type sched in the Start Screen and look under Settings to open Task Scheduler. (You can also find it under Administrative Tools) In the tree on the left side, go to Microsoft, Windows, Windows Defender. Double-click on Windows ...


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Check the "Run whether user is logged on or not" check box and executable will run in the background.


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You could have Task Scheduler run a vbscript that opens your console program. The vbscript can use the Shell Run method to open it minimized with something like: Set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell") WshShell.Run "notepad.exe", 6, true There is some basic info about this at http://ss64.com/vb/run.html


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In Windows-7 In task scheduler you can create a task. On Triggers tab you click 'New' and from the 'Begin the task' drop down menu choose 'At log on'. Below on the form tick 'Delay task for' check box and choose the delay value. This should do the job.


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You do not need a machine reboot. You should terminate Taskeng.exe and the next time scheduled task is run it will get an updated environment.


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You should try this Todolist . It may be complex at the first time you use, but once you're used to it, it's pretty useful and productivity.


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Try the open-source Task Coach, which offers task and effort tracking, categorization, prioritization, and more. A paid ($0.99) iOS app is also available, and they can sync with each other. Task Coach does reside in the system tray and can be set up to start up when Windows starts in the system tray only. This screenshot reflects an old version, though ...


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This can be done using Monthly!


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/RU is for running the actual task that is being scheduled. /U is for who will be scheduling the task, look very closely at the context these commands are used Here. You will notice that things like simply deleting the scheduled task don't have an /RU command just a /U. Basically it allows you to schedule the task as administrator or even as your user then ...


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You can create shutdown tasks with the Group Policy Editor in Windows 7.


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I think your best bet is to configure the task to shut down or hibernate your computer when it finishes, and then start the task directly instead of stopping your computer. For example, write a batch file that runs the process and then shuts down the machine, and then run that batch file.


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I would just write a batch file that starts the application then does what you want it to do after. This way the batch processing pauses while your Nokia stuff is running, then when it quits, goes on to the next line. Check out http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc721871.aspx. For help on batch files see http://commandwindows.com/batch.htm.


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It has nothing to do with your target, it means that schtasks cannot create a task with a given name. That's because task is stored in a filesystem and you cannot use : or / in a file name. Thank you Microsoft for meaningful error messages! What's interesting, previous (xp) version simply prints: ERROR: The creation of the scheduled task failed. ...


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Option 1 Event ID 4801 corresponds to The workstation was unlocked. You can turn on logging for this event as I explain in my answer here. Now you can use schtasks as follows to create the task triggered by this event: schtasks /Create /RU "Username" /SC ONEVENT /MO "*[System[Provider[@Name='Microsoft-Windows-Security-Auditing'] and EventID=4801]]" /EC ...



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