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 is a screenshot:

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You can see that I created the task at 12:10. The last time the tas ran was 2:09:59. The next scheduled task is 3:10:10. This isn't a problem because I don't really care when the task runs as long as it's once an hour. I was just wondering why this is happening. I am on Windows Server 2008 R2.

  • Did you have it specificly set to "at task creation/modification"? When you mention the time it was created? . (what was the designation for "begin the task") . Did you put in a Delay? I thought mabey delay was offset them here and there so they would not all work "on the moment of the hour" ? – Psycogeek Mar 2 '12 at 17:23
  • @Psycogeek: I created the task before 12:10. I set it to begin the task at 12:10 and to repeat every hour. – Di Zou Mar 2 '12 at 17:35
  • Did You set the "begin the task" "on a schedule" ? – Psycogeek Mar 2 '12 at 18:08
  • @Psycogeek: Yes. – Di Zou Mar 2 '12 at 18:14
  • well this is off-topic, but dont you worry that using the "schedule" it will not start at all because the time is passed or not there yet? I dont fully understand it myself, I am just interested in using it again for other things. If the only interest that it run once an hour, I have been using the "at startup" because I dont know how either. – Psycogeek Mar 2 '12 at 18:18

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