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

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Replacing cron with another scheduling service? [closed]

We are looking to replace cron with some other scheduler that does entail code changes whenever we need to change a job, it will be used mostly for rostering services. The rational behind this is that ...
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Log on as batch task with User Profile Disks

We have a Windows Server 2012 R2 Remote Desktop deployment, where we use user profile disks stored on a central file server. We are trying to run a scheduled tasks as a user, while they are logged ...
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Unable to schedule task to copy across network

I remote access into a server running windows 2008 with my login from active directory. I wrote a BAT file to copy from a different sharefolder to backup files to this server. Running the BAT file ...
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Scheduled task not running BAT file [duplicate]

I have a windows server that I created a BAT file that basically goes into a network sharefolder and copies a file to a different location. When I run the BAT file manually it works perfectly. When I ...
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Gentle reboot of batch server (Task Schedular)

We have 3 Batch servers running hundreds of scheduled task using the built-in task schedular in Windows (2003R2 and 2012R2) How do i prepare our servers for a reboot, so i wont interrupting a running ...
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Monitoring file for changes and immediately take action on change

How can I constantly monitor (small) file for changes? Eg. when file is updated (action from web application), a script is executed (if not already running). Right now, I do it every minute using ...
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how to stagger scheduled cfengine tasks based on hostname

I'm trying to execute a scheduled task on a large-ish pool of virtual servers, but I want to minimize the resulting performance impact on the hypervisor, ideally executing it on one server at a time. ...
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Run scheduled task on wireless connection

I'm trying to set up a completely wireless office, with mostly Windows 7 and a few Windows 8 clients, and one problem I've run into is login scripts. The security guys don't want to allow machine ...
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Windows Task Scheduler Spring Forward Behavior

I have two Windows 2008 R2 Std systems with a scheduled task each: one which runs at 2AM every day, and another that depends on results from the first system which runs at 2:30AM. Last night those ...
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How to automatically restart after Windows Update requires it?

On a windows machine running Windows Update via the built-in service (not GPO), I would like to have it automatically restart every morning at 5:30AM, only when required by WU. The event log entry ...
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How can I modify an existing scheduled task using Powershell?

I am working on some release automation scripts that use Powershell to update existing scheduled tasks which execute various applications. In my script, I can set the Path and Working Directory of the ...
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Displaying the window of a background process started by task scheduler in the current login?

Is it possible to bring a window that has been started by the task manager in the background to the foreground of an RDP session provided that the same account started the task? And if so how?
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What Event ID is generated when a scheduled task fails in Windows Server 2003?

If a scheduled task fails on Windows Server 2003, is anything written to the event log? And if so, what Event ID does it have so I can set an Event Trigger to look for it, and email me?
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schedule command with “at” after reboot

I'm trying to schedule a command to run only once with at. But the server is prone to reboot at least once every day. I already tried to schedule a command with at` to be executed in 24 hours, but it ...
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Trigger a scheduled task if specific event is logged in AD FS 2.0 event log

I am trying to use Task Scheduler to monitor an AD FS 2.0 event log on an AD FS 2.0 proxy which is located in a DMZ on a Windows 2008 R2 server. I am trying to monitor the log for a specific Event ID ...
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How to query database(s) on daily schedule and generate an email report with the results?

I have a website that runs off a Node web server, a Redis server for temporary storage, and a Postgres database. Once a day, I would like to run a batch of Redis and Postgres queries to generate a ...
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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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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 ...