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I am moving a scheduled task from a Windows 7 machine to a Windows Server 2003 machine.

On Windows 7 I can configure my task to run every hour indefinitely by setting up a custom trigger like so:

MyTask7

On Windows Server 2003, I assume I need to use the advanced schedule options, and I have got this far:

MyTask2003

Whether I choose duration or time, my task seems to have an expiry date, how do I get this to run indefinitely? The only thing I can think of at the minute is to setup 24 schedules for my task, one for each hour but there has to be a more elegant way.

Thanks

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You don't really need the task to run infinitely just long enough that you never have to worry about it again...set the end date 50 years into the future. It shouldn't really matter either way

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Here's how I've got one of those tasks set up. (Every three hours instead of one, but you should get the gist.)

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Task runs daily, repeats every x hours for... all day.

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