Questions tagged [tasks]

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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Trying to get a task to only run once

Im running a batch file for a rust server in the task scheduler in case the server reboots when im not on. I want this task to stop once i login to windows or run another batch file. Is this possible. ...
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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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why is my svchost.exe taking so much cpu usage while i dont have task manager open?

click hereso when i got this 226,18 dollar pc everything went good (windows 10) then i wanted to install windows 11 because i heard that its for gaming better than windows 10. after i installed it ...
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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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Schedule a task to execute before shutting down the PC

How do I schedule a task to execute before shutting down the PC on Win10? If I use task scheduler I can make it work only if I press 'shut down' from windows taskbar, but I want it to also work when ...
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How do I disable the SN-DBS service?

I have a problem which I have already posted a question here. I have tried everything that was posted from PsTools, to ProgressHacker and Admin Command Prompt etc. One of the comments by a user was 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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Pressing [x] hides my apps

I reseted my windows after a blue screen of death and now I have the following issue: When I press close in any app (like steam, discord) instead of closing them, it minimizes them and just hides ...
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Run multiple instances of the same task in VS Code

I have created a task in VS Code in order to run my python scripts "on the push of a button", but now I want to experiment with sockets, so I want to run a server and a client at the same time. Server ...
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Make task in windows scheduler an important one

How can I switch normal tak to an important one? I want to prevent all minor tasks from waking up my computer, but I also created one custom task which I want to set as important so it can wake up ...
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How do I find a Service by task name in Windows?

E.g. I know the service uses 'myservice.exe'. How do I find what's the registered service name using this task, from MS-DOS prompt or Powershell?
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Mozilla Thunderbird + Lightning: a task with a shell command line

In Thunderbird Lightning, I created a repeating task to remind me to perform a back-up of files. Is it possible to have a command line to run the software in the text of the task? (I use Toucan to do ...
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Outlook: Flagged emails getting overdue within a minute getting red

I always used to flag emails for the followup in outlook for later in the day. I try to finish all the task in task list before end of the before they get overdue and turn red. From past 2-3 days, I ...
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How can I automatically kill unresponsive apps and games with a batch file?

Sometimes a game becomes unresponsive and I have to go into Task Manager and kill it, then restart it. It can be very annoying and time-consuming. While I know how to use taskkill and start an app ...
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How to kill child processes spawned by Windows task scheduler?

I have a python script that runs forever but I'd like to restart every day just in case it gets into a bad state, gets shut down, etc. I'm scheduling it daily with task scheduler, which is fine. The ...
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Google Tasks is redirecting to a different link now?

I have this link bookmarked: https://mail.google.com/tasks/ig?pli=1 but now it redirects to: https://gsuite.google.com/learning-center/products/apps/keep-track-of-tasks/#!/ Anyone know a work around ...
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Check total usage of physical memory and CPU for a program on Linux

I want to compare how much physical memory and CPU power google chrome and firefox use. So I tried to do this with htop which I usually use to keep track of my system resources and found out that I'm ...
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SCCM Task Sequence Conditional Registry setting check

I'm testing a conditional argument as part of my SCCM task sequence. I want to check to see if a REG_DWORD does not exist. I seem to be running into an issue where I cannot get the system to check for ...
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Windows Task Scheduler - Task ending

I'm trying to schedule a task in windows task scheduler, that will run on every user logon, as the user creating it. The task needs to run an .exe, and then stop. The thing is, it keeps running for as ...
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How do I check the elapsed non-responsive time of a task?

I want to check the elapsed time an active task has been non-responsive in Windows. Is there a function or program in windows that can display this to me?
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Avoid yes or no prompts in wbadmin script

I have created script for deleting old backups with wbadmin delete backup -keepVersions:10 and scheduled task to run with task scheduler. But this task scheduler is not working as this command ...
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