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Tasks are processes that are to be done. A task can be an item on a to-do list, a process that needs to be completed, a scheduled event to take place, or any number of things that need to be accomplished.

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Windows 11 Task Scheduler - How to stop a running powershell script task?

In Task Scheduler, how may I stop a running task sooner than 1 hour, say immediately after execution? I've tried manually entering '1 minute', but the Task is still 'running'. Suggestions? I'm running ...
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How do I add the 'One Calendar' app to Task Scheduler?

Whenever I create a basic task or create task with the 'One Calendar' app from the Microsoft Store on Windows 10, I get a "Catastrophic Failure" error message. This happens when I go to add ...
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Thunderbird: How to customize task list?

How can the visual appearance of the task list be customized in Thunderbird ? I need to change the colors, backgroundcolors and font styles of current/overdue/completed tasks when selected/unselected. ...
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Can I use Task Scheduler or Group Policy Management Console to close Microsoft Sticky Notes when clicking 'Shut Down' on my PC using Windows 10?

I have created a task in Task Scheduler for the Microsoft Sticky Notes app downloaded from the Microsoft Store, to open 30 seconds after I turn on my PC and enter the Desktop, but in order for this ...
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In Windows Task Scheduler, Task runs at startup

So i have a Sleep.bat file that runs at say 10pm. Sometimes, it runs the next morning when i turn on my computer. it has always had the box unchecked next to "run task as soon as possible after a ...
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How do I automate tasks in EmEditor?

Does EmEditor have a way to automate a workflow? My workflow involves a sequence of commands that could easily be automated if there was a way to do so.
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How to launch a scheduled task as AzureAD user?

I am working on an AzureAD-joined Win11 computer with logged on AzureAD-user. I need to create a scheduled task to run an executable as this user, but this is not possible. E.g. when I try to run c:\...
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Task Scheduler running a Program incorrectly

I have created a python exe that copies data from a NAS to a external HDD. This is on a Windows sever 2012 and the NAS and External is accessible to use. Also using the user account with full admin ...
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Create a task that triggers on a process launch

I'm looking to boost GTA5.exe's priority to "Realtime" whenever it launches So far, I've tried the following trigger: <QueryList> <Query Id="0" Path="Security"&...
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Task Scheduler Monitor Off and Monitor On

I am trying to achieve something that I thought would be simple, but everything I try to use doesn't work. Looking for a way to schedule a Monitor Off and Monitor On from task scheduler. Very simple. ...
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In Windows 10, how to automate a set of actions? i.e. turn the Internet off, wait 2 sec, turn on again

My Internet randomly disconnects and I have to go to Adapter options to turn it off and back on again in order for it to start working again. It's tedious and I wish I could just press a key combo to ...
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Why does this bat not work

@echo off start ButtonFix.exe cd "D:\KASE-EO\FruitMachine\LED\LEDBlinky" start AttractActivate.exe cd "D:\FME FX3\JoyToKey\bin" start JoyToKey.exe" cd "D:\FME FX3" ...
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Fixed duration is inactive

In summary task information, Task type is set on " fixed duration" and is inactive (I can't change it). How can I change the duration?
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Fill a cell with text & find match of a reference cell from previous entries, then automatically fill the respective "semi-adjacent" cells with a word

I am doing a daily task list excel sheet containing columns titled Month, Day, Task, Status, and Update. Cells under Status have a dropdown list choice of either "done" or "missed",...
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Group Outlook tasks by due-date categories: "Today," "Tomorrow," "This Week," "Next Week," etc

I use Outlook's Task "peek" to organize my to-do list. When I let Outlook "Automatically group [tasks] according to arrangement," as in this picture— —it groups them by the ...
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End task when access is denied (even when using cmd taskkill / powershell kill)

I have found a process running on my computer "rsEngineSvc.exe" and i want to uninstall this application from my laptop, meaning i must end the process to do so. I have tried using taskkill ...
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Windows server's task sheduler not working after few months

I am using windows task scheduler to run few tasks. But the tasks stop running time to time. May be after few months. Can I know why this happens? dose this happen because of user password expiration?
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I need to restart my PC if theres no network connection after about 1 minute

I manage a number of Microsoft teams rooms. They do a nightly reboot and sometimes they come up without network. The environment they are in is very locked down so no ICPM traffic is allowed. What Im ...
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How to see details of an error in Task Scheduler with 0XFFFFFFF code

I am running a Task in Windows Server 16 but the Status always shows 0XFFFFFFF Is there a way to see more descrption of the error. Will you get this if the Process which it is trying to start is ...
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Firefox Portable : "Another instance [...] is already running" but taskkill says there is no running instance

I wanted to change the folder from which I run FireFoxPortable, but now I get this when trying to open Firefox : "Another instance of Firefox is already running." But when I run taskkill : ...
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Task scheduler vs shell:Startup

Is creating a task on the task scheduler to run a particular application/script at a startup good or should use shell:startup? I have an old unused computer, am planning to use it to run some python ...
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Start Django App When Windows Starts

I would like to start a Django App automatically when Windows starts. I created a .bat file (that I intend to execute using Task Scheduler) containing the following: C:\Users\HP\project-name\Scripts\...
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Taskkill can't end process but taskmanager can [closed]

I recently found out something interesting: I can't kill tasks with taskkill but the Task-Manager kills them. I can end the process with the task manager just fine, but when I try it with taskkill, it ...
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Is there a way to know what a process is doing on Windows 10?

Windows 10 has a lot of strangely named process running and we don't know exactly what they're doing. For example, the "Runtime Broker.exe" task is described as a process that helps to ...
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Looking for a system to handle internal control execution [duplicate]

We are a fast growing company that needs to suddenly meet requirements by external auditors, in order to pass IT security guidelines. As part of the guidelines, we need to ensure that various internal ...
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Start Python script with Task Scheduler via PowerShell

With PowerShell, I want to create a new task that starts a Python script: Setting it this way via the GUI Task Scheduler works, but in my PowerShell code below, I don't know how to specify the "...
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Can you increase the console popup menu with task submenu entries?

I have to work with a lot of vms and I'm using task submenu to group vms in console popup menu. The issue is that now I have more vms than entries in the task sub-menu to create putty sessions. I ...
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Windows Server 2019 Task Scheduler - Task running but not appearing anywhere

I imported a Task on Windows Server 2019 and I got some errors. The Task Scheduler was completely stuck so I deleted the task from c:\Windows\System32\Tasks and from the registry. I then re-imported ...
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Prevent scheduled task from running when an app is running (Windows 7)

I have a task scheduled for robocopy.exe for backup of some files and SQL database daily at 22.00. Is there a way to prevent this task from running when an XYZ.exe application is running?
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Close specific file in Acrobat Reader via the command line

I am working on something questionably useful (because better executions exist) which is a Sublime Text 3 PDFLaTeX build system with preview. I want to open files in Acrobat Reader, and so far all is ...
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How do you set a scheduled task that can run a program in the foreground as an administrator, triggered by any user?

For context incase I am looking at this wrong: I'm working on building my little sisters a computer with RGB and the GUI will only launch from an Admin account. I do not fully trust them with ...
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About Malware occupying memory [duplicate]

Can a malware occupy memory without getting noticed by or displayed in "Windows Task Manager"? How can we detect such malware, if any? Can you give examples of such malware?
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How to keep Windows focussing just on one task

I many times leave computer running overnight to create proxies for video editing. Is there any way how to let windows use all computing power just for one application ? Thank you
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windows task scheduler works with one $principal but not the other

This is weird, im creating task schedule on windows server 2012 r2. this is a simple task to run a powershell script. this is the $principal $principal = New-ScheduledTaskPrincipal -GroupID "...
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Cant Kill Task Windows

I can not kill firefox.exe which appears to be running having some kind of problem. I tried taskkill and the solution in a prevous answer, but as one of the comments says When I call terminate it ...
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tool to copy file on a NETWORK SHARE without no one logon win10 computer

I'am trying to setup a script to monitor a local folder and to copy the file when they appears. i'am using task scheduler to initiate the script at startup (had to set it running as System (not ...
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Accept/Decline Task Button isn't shown in notification E-Mail in Outlook 365

We got some users that assign Tasks to each other. If someone gets a task assigned he normally gets an E-Mail where he can click on the Accept Button there. We got one user there the E-Mail looks like ...
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Outlook Shared Tasks - I need to have a Template (up to 10 tasks) that i can copy and save as a new task - ie class names

Subject Due Date Medical Term M/W 8:30-920 - Syllabus 8/29/2020 Medical Term M/W 8:30-920 - Chap 1-4 / Notes 9/2/2020 Medical Term M/W 8:30-920 - Chap 1-4 / Test 9/9/2020 Medical Term M/W 8:30-920 ...
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Number of outlook tasks

I have 2 overdue tasks at work in outlook desktop, 4 in To Do desktop, and 5 in To Do online. I've tried logging off and back on, and clearing out the sync issues. How can I get them to sync up?
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Do not show hidden jobs in Windows Task Scheduler by default

In the Windows Task Scheduler on the item "View" when I choose "Show hidden tasks" so that it is turned off, it is not remembered. The next time I run the scheduler, hidden tasks ...
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Unable to kill task via command line, "Access denied"

Long story short, my dad has installed some parental protection software that I don't want running. It's easy enough to go to Task Manager and end task, but because the process starts up every time ...
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Windows 10 - Disable UWP process group apps from running automatically

Edition: Windows 10 Home | Version: 1909 | OS build: 18363.693. Just came across a specific process group on Windows 10, in the Task Manager. It is known as UWP and represented with a leaf, as one ...
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Creation date for Outlook tasks and flags

I am drowning under the volume of tasks I have to do, or ideas that I have (I also track ideas as tasks) that are tracked in Outlook. I had the idea of generating some statistics on tasks completed ...
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How to pass an argument of Scheduled Task properties with command line

I understand that I can create a scheduled task with command line using SCHTASKS.exe. I need to create a scheduled task that run even when windows goes in a sleep mode and I found how to do it with ...
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Outlook task doesn't accept automaticaly

I have created an outlook task. I assigned that task to another user, and the user gets an email saying to accept the task instead of just getting it. There is a problem here: The user needs to ...
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explorer.exe Window Steals Focus

I've been having intermittent problems with a window stealing focus in Windows 10 Professional. I ran Windows Focus Logger (by Adminscope) and it indicates the Process_name stealing the focus is ...
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How to kill specific task on windows

There is two visual studio solutions opened, both have discreete names but under the umbrella of Microsoft Visual Studio 2019 name. How can I specifically close one, without closing another? Using ...
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Ansible 'shell' task fails while the command can be executed directly on the host

I have a task in my playbook to kill all the processes of a given name: - name: stop twd if running #shell: ps auxww | grep 'twd' | awk '{print $2}' | xargs kill -9 shell: pkill pwd ...
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What is the longest time you can leave your computer doing a repetetive task without it taking damage?

For example, let's say we have a game where you run a bike around a tower by pressing down W. You can keep pressing W down for eternity the game will just loop. For every step, you gain 1 point. The ...
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Windows server 2019 shows 0% cpu usage

I have two servers, one with 2xXeon E5-2450v2 and one with 2xXeon E5-2420, both have windows server 2019 installed. A weird issue I've noticed is both servers show 0% cpu usage in both task manager ...
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