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

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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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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 administrators unfamiliar with ...
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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 ...
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Defrag options in Windows Server 2012

I am looking at the command line options for defrag.exe as well as the "ScheduledDefrag" task on Windows Server 2012, and I don't understand some of the arguments. In particular, when I view defrag ...
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Will a Scheduled Task On Windows Server 2008 R2 work correctly if windows are opened and closed?

I have a batch script that I am currently running on my own Windows 7 computer as a scheduled task. The task runs nightly when my computer is locked. The task launches an Progress OpenEdge session ...
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Stopping a scheduled task with WMIC

I need to find some method for disabling a scheduled task on a remote machine and waiting until that task has stopped executing if it happens to be running at the moment. I'd like to do this through ...
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Can I define scheduled tasks before naming the computer?

When scheduling a task it's scheduled as running as a specific user/group. Can I on a vm schedule a task, then sysprep, and then deploy the image to a machine which I then name and join to a domain? ...
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If I disable a Windows task in task scheduler will it stop the current task that's running too?

Let's say I have scheduled Task A in Windows Server task scheduler, and it's set to run 6 times a day. I manually run it 20 minutes before it's about to run next, but I forget that it's going to take ...
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schtasks - create task with no schedule that runs on demand

I am trying to use schtasks.exe and create a one-time task that runs on demand. I just want to create the task without a schedule but the command schtasks /create /tn TestTask fails with Invalid ...
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Scheduled Task fails to start due to network connection condition even when connection is available

I have a scheduled task with a condition set to "Start only if the following network connection is available". I've selected my VPN connection. However, even when my VPN is connected the task will ...
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What causes scheduled task error 2147942402?

Server 2008 R2 (fully patched) I'm trying to run a scheduled task to move a specify type of files from C:\Windows\Temp to E:\Foo_blah_blah_blah_blah\Foo2 and for some reason am getting the following ...
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Scheduled task to run a 32-bit PowerShell Script with three arguments

TLDR Version I need to run a 32-bit PowerShell script that takes three arguments as a scheduled task in Windows Server 2008 R2. The script starts a FileSystemWatcher, so I need to keep it alive so ...
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How can I run a scheduled task on a Windows 2008 R2 Domain Controller as a non-admin user?

I'm trying to run an exe as a scheduled task on a Windows 2008 R2 Domain Controller. The exe runs fine when I try and run it manually using an account which is a Domain Administrator, but I don't ...
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Windows client powershell reporting

I'm working on trying to find a way to get our windows machines to report to a webpage with information about it's MAC address, computer name, currently logged in user, and ip address. I wrote a ...
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How does Windows Task Scheduler detect that a task is already running?

I have an application on Windows Server 2008 that takes different command-line parameters. For example: myapp.exe /A myapp.exe /B I have created a task scheduler task for each of those. While ...
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make scheduled task active/passive cluster aware

I have 2 nodes using win server 2008 r2 in my active/passive cluster setup. They have the same set of scheduled tasks and i want them to run only when the node is active. Does Windows support ...
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Scheduled Jobs during hours of autumn time change

I'm wondering how other people deal with this scenario. What if you have a job scheduled to run at 1:30 am. In the autumn, when time changes, the hour of 1:00:00 to 1:59:59 repeats itself and so ...
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Task scheduler ran a task twice

Update: This has now happened two days in a row. Update: XML of scheduled tasks and images now included. Two servers located in London, both Windows 2012, have a scheduled task set to run at 3pm ...
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Robocopy fails in Scheduled task with ERROR 1326 Logon failure

My aim: To simply mirror a database backup directory onto another server Approach: Use Robocopy statement contained in a scheduled task robocopy "C:\MylocalDirBackup" "\\MY.IP\DatabaseBackupsShare" ...
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Windows Service Console app user

I've created a very simple C# one liner app which keeps an IIS/Entity Framework web application warm by simply loading the page (Using the built in IIS Warm up just wasn't working for me). I want to ...
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Windows Server 2003 Task Scheduler Fails to Kill Task Unless I'm Logged in

I am having problems with a process started by a Windows task that is not being killed properly after it has run for a pre-determined amount of time even though the Windows task is created to kill the ...
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SMS paging sends a new number every time

We have set up SQL Server to send out alerts when jobs fail. Text messages are sent to 1234567890@txt.ATT.Net, and they show up on our phones. However, the alerts come in from a weird 9-digit number ...
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Automated Logon with Macro backup script

I'm having some issues with an automated backup macro script I've written using Autohotkeys. My specific issue is that I need the script to run on a Windows based server at a given time during the ...
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Strange behavior of Windows Server 2003 task scheduler

I've got a task, which runs fine while launching it with "Right click / Run" in the scheduler, but fails with a weird "SQL Server login fail" due to bad login while ran automatically at specified ...
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Windows server 2012 scheduled tasks run using default profile ( when ran session less ) even if specific account is specified

As pointed in http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/5e6dc56d-9069-42e3-a7e3-87437cf8ed81/scheduled-tasks-run-in-the-default-user-profile ( No answer from microsoft yet ) I'm ...
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Windows Server 2003 - AT command for repeating a scheduled Task

Is it possible to use the AT command to create a scheduled task that repeats every X minutes? I can use AT to make one that repeats daily/weekly/monthly, but haven't seen a minute/hourly repeat. I can ...
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Schedule Task 2008 R2 - cmd line requires unix utc time - how to get it dynamically?

These forums are great, and I'm hoping to get some help with a headache I have on doing a process manually that should be easier to automate than I've found it to be. I have a command line tool from ...
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env variable: username returns hostname within a Scheduled Task - GPO

I am editing a Group Policy Scheduled Task. In General, Security Options "When running the task, use the following user account:" I have the following- %USERDOMAIN%\%USERNAME% Updating the gpo, and ...
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Boot time scheduled tasks using network resources

I'm setting up a single shared directory accessible to multiple servers for resources used during various scripts, \servers\share. This directory is used for scripts including some that are ...
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.cmd in Windows Server 2008 task scheduler w/o highest privileges

Is it possible to run CMD script in task scheduler as a particular user without checkin option "Run with highest privileges"? Simple test: Create D:\Admin\Scripts\TestScripts\testscript.cmd ...
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SBS2011 (Windows Server 2008 r2) Correct way to Schedule reboot

I'm after the correct way to schedule a reboot on an SBS2011/WS2008r2 box. External support company created a reboot.bat file and added a scheduled task to run it at 6am every Monday morning. ...