I ask because the software my company is about to start using requires a single (windows) workstation to run a small automation program each night to increment several fields in the database. I'm sure I'm not the only one who thinks this is terrible design, but there's not much I can do about it for the moment (at least until I have time to figure out what exactly it's doing and replace it with a cron-able perl script).
In the past, my only dealings with the Windows task scheduler wizard were for miscellaneous home tasks several years ago. I recall some tasks not getting executed at all, or some others only running intermittently.
Assuming the task is configured correctly, can I trust the Windows XP task scheduler to ALWAYS run this job or is it unreliable?