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

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Task scheduler does not kill task

We have a scheduled task that sometimes hangs. It just stops responding. On Windows 2003, we had task scheduler configured to kill the task after 3 hours. It's a 32-bit process. On Windows 2008 ...
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Do Scheduled Tasks run automatically if they are missed?

I'm running Windows Server 2003, and a scheduled task that was set to run was missed because an ms-access database window was left open over night. When we closed the window, the task scheduler ...
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How does the “Last Result” column of Scheduled Tasks in Windows Server 2003 get set from a process or script?

The Last Result column of the Scheduled Tasks Window on Windows Server 2003, displays the result of the execution of the .exe, .vbs, .ps1, .bat, .cmd, etc... that has been run at the scheduled time. ...
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Win2K8 R2 Scheduled Task Fault Tolerance

I have two identical servers running Windows 2008 R2. I am using DFS Replication to keep a few shares in sync between the two servers. Each server is a Domain Controller and each server can function ...
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How do you restart the Task Scheduler service without rebooting the server?

I am running into an issue with the task scheduler service and I have found that restarting the Task Scheduler service should do the trick in fixing my problem. Unfortunately, I do not have the option ...
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what is the criteria for a scheduled task to run?

I have a scheduled task that needs to be run 3 times per day. I have the option between running the task on either a 2008 windows server machine or a windows 7 64 bit regular machine. Both machines ...
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scheduledtask to update svn directory creates multiple processes

We have a fairly standard web setup, with a windows 2008 server hosting our website and the directories being under control of SVN, with tortoise SVN as the preferred provider. One of the SVN folders ...
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Powershell Script Scheduled Task Stopped Running (Could not Start)

I'm running a scheduled task (for Powershell Script) on Windows 2003 Server. I believe the script works fine. The task is scheduled to run every 10 minutes from 7:00am to 11:50pm everyday. However, it ...
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Easy way to reload multiple applications under a single IIS Website after AppPool Recycle?

I'm not sure where to begin or even if my thinking is in the right direction. Hopefully someone here can tell me what to do or at least give me a direction to start travelling. I work on a Intranet ...
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How do I schedule a task to run every hour indefinitely on Server 2003

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: ...
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Cron job to run mutiple distinct times

I want a cronjob to run at 10:20 and 12:45. Is it possible to set it in one line using cron ? I know I can add to two similar lines one for 10:20 and another for 12:45.
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Rebooting Server 2008 R2 with Task Scheduler?

I've been trying to get Server 2008 R2 to reboot after everyone is gone from work, to get its updates installed, but what I've been trying apparently isn't working. I have a "reboot.bat" in C:/ that ...
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Using cron and a script, how can I get something to be triggered, for example, at 10am, 11 days before the last Tuesday of every month?

I'd like to schedule a task to be run a number of seconds, minutes, hours, days or weeks before a specified day of a week in a particular month. Examples would be: at 8am, 7 days before the last ...
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crontab schedules and cron jobs

I've put two files in the /etc/cron.d/ directory: The first makes a new post everyday at 12:00AM: 0 0 * * * php /var/www/site1/helper post:make The second updates the latest post every 10 minutes ...
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Scheduled task based on Microsoft patch release cycle

I have a simple powershell script which unapproves all patches based on computer group name in WSUS which works great. All of our servers patch on a specific Day/Week/Time starting on Week0-Wednesday ...
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task scheduler - run interactively as any user with admin credentials

I'm trying to deploy a scheduled task with a GPO. The task is set to run at login and executes a batch file, which then executes an EXE file. However, I also need it to be interactive and run with ...
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SocketException (Timeout) only when running as scheduled task

I'm running a C# web-scrapper application (that I wrote) on a Windows Server 2003 instance under a user belonging to the local Administrator group. When I run it within a desktop/remote-desktop ...
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How to schedule a task X minutes after Windows Server 2003 starts?

How to schedule a task X minutes after Windows Server 2003 starts? In "Scheduled Tasks" one can specify "When my computer starts" but I see no way to specify delay. What I am trying to achieve: ...
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Task scheduler not running (Server)

I have written a simple bat file to copy .txt files from one drive into another one. I want this to run everyday at this time but the problem is when I'm not logged in to the server the task does not ...
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Why is Windows Task Scheduler trying to launch multiple instances?

We have a number of Windows Scheduled tasks that run on one Server 2008 Webserver (not R2) which is in a cluster. We recently moved from an original webserver Cluster to a new webserver Cluser ...
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A way to migrate Windows Scheduler tasks from 2003 to 2008

Does anyone know of a method to migrate from the .job format to the .xml format that 2008 server uses? I have dozens of working scheduled tasks, and I want to migrate them to a new 2008 server.
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Synology cron job not working

I am not sure where to ask this question but I'll ask here first. I've got a Synology DS211 server and I am trying to run cron jobs but it is not working. This is the code I got in the crontab file ...
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Add a new scheduled task from command line with “wake the computer to run this task” on

I'm trying to add a scheduled task to start every day at a fixed hour even if the computer is in sleep mode. In the Windows Scheduled Tasks Manager UI, there is a check-box labeled "Wake the computer ...
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Schedule windows command with at

What will be the parameter to schedule a program in Windows with the at command to run from Th-Sa, 3am, on even days ?
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Can't set up task to run from non admin user

I have Windows server 2008 R2. One non administrator account named for e.x. abc. abc is member of backup operators, power users and schedulers. I have allowed all permisions to C:\Windows\Tasks for ...
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Windows Scheduled Task - Error 2147943711 for “on startup” task

I have a onstartup task that I want to automatically run, regardless of if someone is logged in or not. I've set it up as Run whether user is logged in or not, Do not store password1, and Run with ...
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how to start scheduling tasks

"How to start a different task when other task stops" in windows xp.By using task scheduler it has to happen. either programmetically or through command line.
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Win2k8 Scheduled tasks and 'Run new instances in parallel'

I have a script that creates some scheduled tasks on a Windows Server 2008 R2 box using schtasks.exe, and I'd like that script to set the 'If an instance of the task is already running, run new ...
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Nagios Host Downtime Scheduling

Ok, so I've spent a bunch of time on this and I can not seem to get it working in my environment. I have a Nagios 3.3.1 server with NConf 1.3. All works well and I'm pretty happy. However, I have a ...
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How to schedule a backup in Plesk for Database and configuration?

I like to make a scheduled backup in plesk 10.4. My target is to Take the backup of Database and configuration and put in the FTP location. I dont see any option in backup manager in plesk. Any ...
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Running scheduled web scripts in a Windows Server environment

I'm trying to get a scheduled web script running on a Windows Server and so far the only way I've managed to automate this process is by using the Task Scheduler to open Internet Explorer with the web ...
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401 Running VBScript as scheduled task

I setup a scheudled task on Windows Server 2008 to run the following command: C:\Windows\System32\cscript.exe //b //nologo D:\WebSites\MySite\Scripts\UpdateCache.vbs The VBScript being run makes a ...
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How to schedule server jobs more intelligently than with cron?

I run a job every minute to reindex my site's content. Today, the search engine died, and when I logged in there were hundreds of orphan processes that had been started by cron. Is there another ...
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How to invoke scheduled task on Server 2008 from XP client using schtasks

We are running a scheduled task on a Server 2008 machine from an XP client. Using the following commandline (on the XP client): schtasks /run /u "domain\username" /p "password" /s MyServer2008 /tn ...
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How can I get a scheduled task to run for a user regardless of which computer the user is logged onto?

I've got a scheduled task that needs to run for a user at a specific time. However, the user sometimes logs onto one machine, the next day onto another, then next week onto yet another. At some pint ...
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How to email output of scheduled tasks?

On Unix systems, the scheduled task service will email any output that a scheduled task produces. If no output is produced, no email is sent. How can I do the same thing on Windows Server 2003 or ...
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how to check a windows long running console task?

I have scheduled Microsoft Windows server console application (that output to stdout) using the task scheduler . It is long running and might take weeks to finish. Is there a way to "tap" into the ...
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How can I create a scheduled task from the command line that only runs on demand?

I"m trying to duplicate the steps in this article for creating a shortcut that launches a program without a UAC prompt. I'd like to create the task from the command line, however. Here's the ...
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How to start scheduled task in minimized cmd window? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Run a .bat file in a scheduled task without a window In Windows 7, I have a scheduled task running a console application in a CMD window. It runs every day at 12 ...
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Task Scheduler Library Windows Server 2008

A scheduled overnight task attempted to run but returned the operational code 'Launch Failure' - I think this was to do with a server connection going down. I can't remember what Task Scheduler said ...
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Intelligent Task Scheduler

Is anyone aware of a tool for creating optimal schedules for tasks? I have numerous servers, running multiple databases, with various scripts that import and transform data to and from each database. ...
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what generalized cloud backup job management tool with scheduler, and email reporting?

Short version I am looking for a glorified cron manager with a web interface to manage backups and uploading to cloud storage. (and yes webmin has a pretty good cron scheduler plugin) Long version ...
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Windows Server 2008r2 process scheduling

We are needing a server that is solely responsible for executing various data manipulation scripts based on different events or triggers - previously when we were using Debian linux we scheduled it ...
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Permissions for Scheduled Tasks on a Domain Controller

I'm trying to run a Scheduled Task on a 2008 R2 Domain Controller and all was well until I set it into the production environment. I'm running the task as a Domain User that's defined in the "Log on ...
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Parallels Plesk Panel 9 - View all site-specific scheduled tasks

In Plesk 9.5, one is able to view server-wide scheduled tasks (Home → Scheduled Tasks), and the scheduled tasks per domain (Domains → Site.com → Scheduled Tasks). Is there a way to ...
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Scheduled Task Logging for local system account

A few weeks ago I implemented a scheduled task that executes every 20 minutes on every workstation and server in the organization. This task runs under the local system account. Since that date I ...
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The user cannot start a task on Windows Server 2008 R2

Why would a user who is a member of the 'backup operator' group be unable to run a task? It simply does not start - there is no error that I can find. I changed the user of the Windows Server Backup ...
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How to schedule a job to run every 10 minutes in TWS

TWS is Tivoli Workload Scheduler. I have scheduled a job, and made it repeatable every 10 minutes. I put it in a job stream with a run cycle of daily. Now, the job runs once every ten minutes on the ...
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Windows Server 2008 Scheduled Task

I'm running windows server 2008, and there's a lot of computers in the workplace. I'd like to be able to run shutdown.exe automatically at about 9PM on most of them, with the exception of a few of the ...
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Transaction support within the specified resource manager is not started or was shut down due to an error

Got the following error while trying to add, edit or delete a windows schedule task: Transaction support within the specified resource manager is not started or was shut down due to an error. ...