A scheduled-task means the launch of a program or script at predefined times or after specified time intervals.

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Windows user privileges when running scheduled task

I posted a question a while ago about allowing a specific user to start/stop Windows services. Provide a user with service start/stop permissions I decided to revisit the issue. I have no idea what ...
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Batch/Powershell file wont run via Task Scheduler during logoff

I'm having trouble getting my Powershell file to run from Task Schedule during logoff. In short, I'm trying to upload my NTUSER.DAT (roaming profile) to my profiles folder on the file server. Dynamic ...
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Does anyone have a Windows “at /every:” example to explain how to setup a batch file to run the first sunday of every month? [migrated]

This is the one I have to run first day of the month, but I need to run it the first sunday of every month. at 13:00 /every:1 D:\DBMaintenance\MySc.bat Thanks
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Store scheduled tasks in user profile

We are currently creating two remote desktop farms for our users. One farm is for operations staff, and one is for accounts. In both cases, we are using Server 2012 R2 remote desktop deployments with ...
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Creating Scheduled Task from Group Policy. Can't write to network share?

I am using NinitePro and group policy to deploy and update software on our small network of 150 Win 7 and WinXP machines. I am roughly following these instructions: ...
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Server 2012 scheduled task for SharePoint 2013 backup

I have Windows Server 2012 with SharePoint 2013 setup. I created a PShell script and saved it to a ps1 which backs up the Farm: Add-PsSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.Powershell Backup-SPFarm -Directory ...
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Scheduled task timed out and terminated before reaching its run time limit

I have a scheduled task running on a Windows 7 server (not a server OS, I know, but the only function of this box is to run that single task). The task is terminated at the next scheduled run time ...
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Using Windows Server, how do I schedule an hourly task that will call a URL WITH an authorization header?

I need to schedule a task that will call a given url hourly. The URL doesn't return anything so it is fairly simple HOWEVER this URL requires an authorization header: Authorization: Basic {SOME AUTH ...
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Scheduled Task running longer than expected

From further investigation I have found there is an exact issue on how long certain instances of the task run for. most successfully run in a few seconds, yet a few consecutive tasks are running up to ...
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Console application scheduled task not exiting some times on Windows Server 2008 R2

I have a C# console application as a Scheduled Task on Windows Server 2008 R2. The application is scheduled in Windows Task scheduler to run after every 15 minutes. At the end of the application I ...
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Running Defrag Task Against Servers

I have a PowerShell script as follows: $ListOfServers = "Server1", "Server2" $RunDefrag = { param($Server) $Volume = Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_Volume -ComputerName $Server -Filter ...
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Create task on windows server [closed]

I need to create a task to download a file from a website that is gzipped and then ungzip it and copy it to various folders on the server. I don't really know what is the best approach to achieve ...
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Program does not run properly as Scheduled Task

Situation I have a batch script that prepares some files, executes a program (.exe) and then deletes said files. This task should run hourly, so I'm trying to configure this using Scheduled Tasks. ...
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Scheduled Task Naming Conventions? [closed]

I would like to hear of examples of a naming convention for Scheduled Tasks in Windows, along with rationale. Thanks.
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How to send email when SPECIFIC scheduled task fails to run or returns with an error code

I have a backup script (Powershell 1.0) that is executed every night by the Task Scheduler on my Windows 2008 box. If that script should fail to start, e.g. because the script has been moved or ...
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Windows Server 2012 Run Service On Startup Unsuccessful

I have an EC2 instance with Windows Server 2012 R2 with all the latest updates. I made a service at first, and then a task to run a batch file to create a Microsoft Word report (using my custom C# ...
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How to change task's priority?

How to change task's priority in Windows Server 2003 Scheduled task? I see it's possible in Windows Server 2008 and R2. I'm wondering if it's possible in Server 2003 too? In 2008 it's possible ...
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How to enable or disable a ClusteredScheduledTask in Powershell 4.0

Reference to this page: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj649815.aspx I'm finding ClusteredScheduledTasks a bit daunting to handle without a GUI interface. For example, they have a ...
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Can't create new task with schtasks… Why?

I have a new Windows Server 2008 R2 host with a strange (?) behavior. I try to schedule a new task into Task Scheduler. I'm using a user that's part of administrators group. If I do it from the ...
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:Powershell Register-ClusteredScheduledTask from XML

I'd like to take my tasks on a non-clustered server, and import them as clustered tasks on a new cluster that has been built and tested. Here's what I have tried: cls ...
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Child process runs in normal priority only. Why? [closed]

I run a scheduled task in Windows Server 2008 R2. I used the technique described here to set its priority to high priority (level 1 of 7). My task runs a process (an EXE file) that creates child ...
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Powershell - Set-ClusteredScheduledTask - Error “Incorrect function.”

I'm experimenting with Powershell to add a ClusteredScheduledTask on a clustered server (Win 2012/R2) Technet sample code gives error: #canned exampled from ...
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Windows Task Scheduler skips a scheduled interval

We use Windows Task Scheduler on Win2008/R2 to run a small Powershell job every 15 minutes. It creates a small XML file which triggers a BizTalk process to run, so it typically takes under 1 second ...
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Getting the `The application failed to initialize properly`/3221225794 error executing a batch file

There is a scheduled task that is attached to a custom event in the EventLog, it executes the lines below: reconnect.cmd c:\windows\system32\rasphone -f "phone_book.pbk" -d "vpn_connection" ...
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task cannot be completed because of VPN 809 error

The setup: Windows server 2008 R2; L2TP VPN connection is configured; ports for L2TP are opened on the firewall. To (re)connect the vpn connection the task manager gets utilized. I've created a ...
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PowerShell Task Scheduler works but also throws Exception

I'm running into a roadblock trying to narrow down the cause of a powershell exception. Deployment: Server is being deployed with a Server 2012 clone with standardized machine and admin name which ...
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How to kill a running scheduled task?

I have scheduled a task on Windows Server 2008 R2 Task Scheduler that kicks off a python script. However, when the task is running, I don't see the process spawned in the Task Manager and therefore am ...
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View Scheduled Tasks (local and remote) on Windows Server 2008 R2

In one of our production nodes which runs on Windows Server 2008 R2, we have noticed that there is a significant delay (5 times normal) in processing requests (by our application running on tomcat) ...
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Windows 2008 R2 task scheduler with Batch and VBS

I've created a batch file called restart.bat :: Open a Telnet window start telnet.exe 10.20.11.12 :: Run the script %systemroot%\system32\cscript.exe //Nologo //B C:\Scripts_and_Tools\SendKeys.vbs ...
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What is the default working directory for a scheduled task in Windows 2008 R2?

Trying to figure out where the output of a long running scheduled task is being saved. Presumably, it's in the working directory of the task. Unfortunately, the "Start in" option was not set. The ...
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Database Backup using DOS commands or any other useful commands [closed]

I am planning to backup my database files from network drive to one other. Here is my requirement: All database should be backed up excluding certain file names starting with msdb, model etc. this ...
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Server 2012 R2 Run Program from Task Scheduler not running program

I have a scheduled task that I am trying to run a program (a DB backup program). For reasons unknown I am unable to actually get the program to run, even though the task log says everything was run ...
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Trigger task on USB insert instead of insert and removal

i'm using Windows' task scheluder to trigger a task when a specific USB device is plugged to the computer, problem is the task is also triggered on USB removal. I used custom XML trigger for this ...
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Task Scheduler 2.0: Difference between “Stop task if…”

Using the Task Scheduler in Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 2012, etc... What is the difference between this setting: and this setting on the same task: Does one take precedence over the ...
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How can I disable a scheduled task using Powershell?

I have a web application that runs on Windows Server 2008 R2, which has a large number of scheduled tasks which take care of all the backend stuff. When I do a software deployment which touches the ...
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User WinWget to keep web site alive in a Windows Server 2003

I have a site that must stay alive due to a service that runs and check a directory for changes. The site is running in IIS at a Windows Server 2003 and the solution I came up it that I will ...
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Scheduled Task not Running on Windows Server 2012

I go to Task Scheduler and drill down to Microsoft Then I click on Create Basic Task and go through the wizard At the last page of the wizard I check "Open the Properties dialog for this task ...
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Cannot see schedule for Windows Server 2012 Task Scheduler task “SynchronizeTime”

We have a server that regularly gets a clock drift problem. It is Windows Server 2012 running as a guest in a HyperV host. I am under the impression that this scheduled task should periodically cause ...
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Server 2012 Scheduled Task CMD mysqldump not doing what is intended

I'm running a batch file to back up some mysql databases on a 2012 webserver. The batch file creates a folder, then runs the following for each db: mysqldump -u *username* -p*Password* *db_name* ...
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How to whitelist a scheduled task in Windows 7 to run in interactive window fully as administrator

How to whitelist a scheduled task in Windows 7 to run in interactive window(not running in the background) fully as administrator from a standard user account. If whitelisting is not an option, is ...
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Server 2008: Keyset does not exist when installing scheduled task

The product I work on has an installer that does a whole bunch of things, including installing regular files, setting registry keys, installing websites and web services on IIS and creating scheduled ...
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Strange behavior from Invoke-WebRequest in scheduled task

I'm running a PowerShell script that posts data to an internal webserver over HTTPS. The SSL certificate is not valid. I'm using [System.Net.ServicePointManager]::ServerCertificateValidationCallback ...
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Parameterizing powershell parameters in scheduled tasks

I have a bunch of powershell scripts that are kicked off via scheduled tasks at various times. The script are run multiple times with different arguments. Also admins unfamiliar with scripting needed ...
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Running desktop software as a “service”

We've got a Windows Server Standard 2008 server that needs to run QuickBooks Sync Manager, which is an application that only works properly from one user account (the account that configured it). The ...
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SYSTEM user to schedule tasks on Win 2003 server?Impact?

I wish to schedule a bat file on my Win 2003 server without a password. The requirement is to run it everyday at a specific time. We use expiring passwords and do not have a non expiring account. I ...
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Console application is shown as “Running” when it has actually completed

I created a task in Task Scheduler to run the following C# Hello World program. When I trigger it wait for it to complete, I can confirm under in its history that the console application have ...
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Start program on computer startup when nobody is logged on and show the window when someone does log on (OS: Windows)

I have a program that is launched on system startup using Task Scheduler on Windows Server 2012. The program must start even if the computer reboots automatially. Administrator is the account used to ...
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Windows Scheduled Task ignores the 'Stop the task after <time period>' setting

I have a Scheduled Task running on a Windows 2008 R2 server. The task calls a .bat file that performs a file copy. Everything works perfectly except for one thing. I want the task to terminate if it ...
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Scheduled task deleting itself

I am using PowerShell to create scheduled tasks on my local machine, the Scheduled Task runs a PowerShell script to PowerShell remote into a server and copy files. When I run the Scheduled task using ...
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Windows Scheduled tasks ends prematurely, so server doesn't run

I'm trying to run Django on my Windows Server 2008 machine. I can do this manually by calling python manage.py runserver 54321, which launches Django's server at http://127.0.0.1:54321 -- then I can ...