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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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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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Win 7 Scheduled task stops after password change, but I have to write to an egnyte client mapped drive

Looking for ideas. Using the system account would get me passed the expiring password, but would not allow me to authenticate my task to be able to write an output file to an egnyte mapped drive. ...
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Avoid yes or no prompts in script

I have created script for deleting old back up with "wbadmin delete backup -keepVersions:10" and scheduled task to run with task scheduler. But this task scheduler is not working as this command asks ...
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Running windows task based on folder change event

I have been trying to get a way of running a windows task based on event. The event is a file being changed on a folder. This file is being changed by another process that I do not have control over. ...
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How to use a single task to compile everything in VS Code?

I'm trying to make my life easier by using a single task to compile and run all my files. I have this for c++: "label": "g++run", "type": "shell", "dependsOn": ["g++run:compile"], "command": "${...
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Task - email is not deleting after acceptance

My Outlook is not deleting the email after accepting the task and if I try manually delete the task is declined. My Outlook options:
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Changing power scheme from scheduler not working in Windows 10

I have configured a task in scheduler that runs powercfg.exe using the -setactive option to change power schemes to the high performance power scheme (never allow sleep). The idea is that after 4 ...
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How to use tags in a hierarchy with Microsoft Outlook tasks?

Is there any way to create a "tag hierarchy" in MS Outlook? For example: Chef Joe Bob Al Ingredient Wet Oil Dry Flour Sugar And then associate various chefs & ingredients ...
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SkypeHost.exe, Microsoft.Photos.exe, Video.UI.exe

In TaskManager I see some strange apps running all time : However, i dont use any ms-photos, nor video.ui ... why are they running or how to permanently close them?
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Python - Press key after certain program runs

So I have this program that has to be running 24/7, and whenever it crashes, this window pops up And all I wanted to schedule is an enter keypress whenever either this program runs or this window ...
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Making a task to shutdown the PC when no one logs in for 5 minutes

I'm trying to find a way to shutdown my PC when it starts up and no one logs in for 5 minutes (or some other specified time). I've found similar tasks that try to shutdown the PC when it is idle. ...
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How do I restart Mpd properly with Supervisor?

I set up Mpd with Supervisor as shown below. I can start Mpd no problem, but I can not stop it or restart it. When I issue "stop mpd" it says it stopped the process but Mpd still runs as is, I can see ...
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How to remove and prevent all processes except one that I choose from certain core in practice (win10)?

Problem: I have a single core process that has oscillating load (sc2 path optimizer). How can I make a script that moves this process to a certain core and prevents other processes to enter that core?...
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How to execute command with cron and additional parameters?

I have a command that should be executed every 30 days. It is easy to put it on cron and do that job for me, but the issue is that after execution the program asks to enter option '1' or '2'. I don't ...
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Process management in TempleOS: listing and killing processes?

TempleOS has different processes, according to docs/Glossary.DD.Z, There is no distinction between task, process or thread. The Fs segment reg is kept pointing to the current task's CTask. There ...
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Thunderbird Lightning: Customize colors and fonts of tasks list (userChrome.css)?

To better organize my tasks I would like to customize my tasks list in Thunderbird Lightning: Color tasks according to category. Done by add-on Chromatask. Works fine. The tasks over the due date ...
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User specific tasks in Atlassian Confluence

I'd like to take a Confluence page as a starting point, and give it the ability to mark specific tasks with a complete or incomplete status (essentially a checkbox, or boolean toggle), but in a user-...
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Thunderbird Add-on “Lightning”: What is the difference between “Event” and “Task”?

If creating some date: When should I use Event instead of Task and the other way around? I saw that Task is also supporting start time and due time. Why does that make sense? When do I use which of ...
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Office 365: Single task to be done by multiple users

With Microsoft Planner, we can add multiple people to a single task, but if anyone of them marks it as complete the whole task will be marked as complete. But I would like to assign a task to my team ...
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Outlook: remind me of the incomplete tasks that are due today before closing Outlook

So I want outlook to remind me about the tasks that are due today and are not marked complete before closing the Outlook application. Is this possible?
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MS Project Successor Tasks based on Predecessor Task

I am trying to create a high-level plan that contains tasks that must happen before Sprint starts. For example, Task 1 must end 3 weeks prior to the start of Task 2. Task 2 has a fixed date. However,...
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Combining Windows Shortcuts — Restarting Outlook through a shortcut

Windows 10, Outlook 2013 Where I work, Outlook tends to lock up regularly, meaning I'm frequently killing it through task manager. I thought I could create a shortcut to restart it, but I can't get ...
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When does TASKKILL require a password and when not?

I run CMD as an administrator and run the following command taskkill / IM explorer.exe / F In all computers it works fine, But on a certain tablet with Windows 10 OS taskkill prompts for a password. ...
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How to remove a task that runs before Windows boots

I recently ran a program that is supposed to check the disk for errors. It wanted me to restart the computer so it can check the disk before Windows boots. I did, but there was some problem with it (...
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Change requestor of a task

(I don't have the English version of Outlook therefore some translations maybe aren't accurate.) Is it possible to change the "requestor" of an Outlook task? When somebody assigns me a task by ...
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taskkill fails for process when run from Notepad++ plugin NppExec

I made a batch file that kills a couple tasks and restarts them like so: taskkill /f /im "task1.exe" taskkill /f /im task2.exe start C:\path\task.exe This bat file runs fine when run through a cmd ...
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How to Create a Windows Task that activates on event in Powershell

Hey I need to create a windows task that acts much like the Logoff Scripts in Group Policy (our environment does not have AD) do. The task needs to run as the logged in user so that the script can ...
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Windows8, taskhost.exe consuming CPU cycle for hours

I notice this process 'taskhost.exe' has been running continous on my laptop for hours. It continues running even after I close the lid and reopen it. I tried using processexplorer to see what it is ...
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Windows 7 Task Manager Applications Window Excel 2013 Icon Meaning

Question: What is the meaning of the various forms of the Excel 2013 Icon in Windows 7 Task Manager - Applications Window? Background: I have four minimized instances of Excel 2013 in Windows 7, each ...
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Windows Task Scheduler Custom Handler

From Windows Task Scheduler within the Actions tab on some scheduled tasks there are values of Custom Handler assigned to the Action attribute. Question Is there a way to see custom handler ...
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How to change windows 10 “task view” Virtual Desktop Keyboard shortcut?

As you know , when we use Windows Key + Ctrl + Left / Right this command change Virtual Desktops in windows 10 but i want to change ( or add ) new keyboard shortcut to change virtual desktops in ...
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Use MS Exchange assigned tasks in Linux

My company uses MS Exchange for Businesses with an OWA web frontend. My boss sometimes assigns me tasks via the desktop Outlook and I would somehow like to use these tasks. I am using Linux (...
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Killing a process which runs with a specific commandline using taskkill command

The process I'm trying to kill is: rundll32.exe aeinv.dll,UpdateSoftwareInventory However, I don't want to kill all instances of rundll32.exe, only the ones started with the "aeinv.dll,...
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System and compressed memory consuming my disk

Whenever i start my PC, this task consumes 100% of my disk as shown in the picture below. Could anyone help me avoid this? My PC Specifications: Disk: 500GB RAM: 20GB Processor: Core(TM) i5
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How to disable “Quick Access” on Windows 10 Home?

On a laptop with Windows 10 Home I have tried to disable Quick Access following these steps. However, after rebooting the laptop, Quick Access was still causing issues and appeared in the list of ...
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How to delete scheduled tasks

my friend were over and though it would be funny to create scheduled task on my windows 10 that pop us a message every 10 minutes They created the following bat file to delete it but it doesn't work:...
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RDP: How do I set TaskScheduler to automatically log in after being log off?

How do I set TaskScheduler to automatically log in after being log off?For example my acc. was log off i want automatically sign in after 10 sec. or 1 min, how to do it?and also restart a tool.bat ...
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Can I just kill one process of PDF-XChange Viewer based on the opened document?

I have multiple instances of PDF-XChange Viewer running. For example the english version of a document I am translating into german. When I compile a draft of the german version I have to close the ...
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Programmatically add logon/logoff script on Windows

Is there a way to programmatically add a logon or logoff script in Windows? I don't want to use any graphical programs, everything's supposed to happen without the user noticing anything. Also, I ...
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How to change the Text Format in Task description in Outlook 2016?

What I want to do I want to format the text description of a task in Outlook 2016. For instance, use bulleted lists or format some important text as bold. What's wrong (how to reproduce) When I ...
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Windows Task Scheduler, run task if task isn't running?

How do I ensure a task is running all the time? I use speedfan to control my fans and on occasion it crashes or it needs to be restarted. If I manually quit speedfan because it isn't working ...
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task scheduler - Execute and pause

I am struggling with a task in the task scheduler. I want to have a script get executed every 5 minutes (which works fine) but if it is executed, the task should stop for at least 12 hours. That is ...
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Outlook 2013 assigned task is received as email with untitled attachment

My manager is assigning me tasks through Outlook, but I receive them as emails with unrecognized attachments rather than tasks that I can accept or reject. I am using Outlook 2013, but she has an ...
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How to (what program) kill a process in Windows that has been inactive for X seconds and is running in multiple instances

I have multiple instances of a programm running and from time to time it stops responding. I need to check if processes of X have not been responding for >X seconds, and if yes, kill this exact ...
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Windows 7 - Quickheal's EMLPROXY.EXE taking up too much CPU, not killable afterwards

Above mentioned EMLPROXY.EXE (from Quickheal Total Security) suddenly takes up 95% CPU, it is not killable from task manager and Resource Monitor. I get a "Permission denied" error. I downloaded ...
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Keep Disk Space Cleanup Manager from running while I'm working?

Every day I'm at my desk working away when my CPU fan takes off like an airplane. When I check my running processes it's almost always the Disk Space Cleanup Manager and today it was using 19% of my ...
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Is there a way I can export productivity reports based on Outlook appointments?

I'm being asked to keep track of what tasks I'm working on for every hour of the day. The first thing I thought of was using a stopwatch application. Failed miserably. I then started filling out an ...
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ConEmu: How to call msys2 as tab?

I want to create a 2x2 grid of console, and I want it to be my default setting, meaning when I open ConEmu, this setting to be the startup setting. I have written a task like below: >* cmd -...