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

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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. ...
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Windows Server 2008 Scheduled Tasks not running - 0x80041323 - Reduce Number of tasks running in the specified context?

I am getting the following problem on a number of windows 2008 servers. 0x80041323 Task Scheduler failed to start task \Reporting" in TaskEngine "S-1-5-18:NT AUTHORITY\System:Service:" for ...
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Windows Server 2008 ask to change admin password and scheduled tasks stop working

Every time Windows Server 2008 R2 asks me to change the admin password all the backup related scheduled task stop working, is there any way to avoid this? Backup is a serious thing an have to work ...
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Is it bad to edit cron file manually?

It is usually instructed to introduce new cron jobs through command lines; but I found it easier (with a better control of current cron tasks) to manually edit (in text editor) the user cron file like ...
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automatically shutting down an ESXi host nightly

We just picked up a new development server that I've loaded ESXi on. The room it's in is well ventilated during the day but at night the door is closed and it gets quite toasty in there. I've been ...
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pass paramter to Schtasks

how can i run schtasks from command line such that i can pass in parameters during run time. i have a batch job which expects parameters during run-time that is created in scheduled task. i cannot ...
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How do you schedule jobs across a server cluster?

We have jobs that run on single servers on various schedules, but we need to run them on a cluster of servers regardless of which server is going to run them. It is as if we need a cluster-aware CRON ...
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Powershell script works from command line, not from task scheduler. Why?

This is driving me crazy! My powershell script works from the command line, but not from task scheduler. This is Powershell v1 on Server 2008 R2 Enterprise. From the command line, I type: c:\> ...
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Setting up a multi-user scheduled job?

What's the best practice for setting up a scheduled job (like a software build) so that it's not tied to a single user? Our situation is that we need to schedule a job that runs overnight on a ...
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Use Powershell to read XML comments

So I'm working on a way to use Powershell to get a list of scheduled tasks. Through my research, I determined that the only way to get "most" tasks is to use SCHTASKS. This command does allow for XML ...
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How can I automate pulling files via putty's psftp?

I have a Windows Server 2003 box and it is using psftp to connect to a remote linux machine and download files every hour. I have two main challenges with this machine: First Scheduled tasks are ...
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Windows Server 2008 - Simple Method for Web Request to a Maintenance Page URL?

I'd like to setup an ASP.NET page that performs some maintenance for a web application. What is a simple method for making a web request to the URL for this maintenance page? I typically use ...
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crontab settings

I'm having trouble running a cron job at particular times during the day. Will this crontab setting run the command at 3am, 6am, noon, 6pm, and 9pm? 0 3,6,12,18,21 * * * command
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Alternative options for scheduled job queue?

I really like using queues for interprocess communication. It's great to be able to spin up a ton of workers and be guaranteed that a job in the queue is only run once, is treated fairly, can be ...
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How do I import multiple tasks from a XML in Windows Server 2008?

I have all the tasks from a server in a XML file obtained using schtasks /Query /XML ONE>C:\schedtasksBackup.xml Now, I want to import all the tasks in another server. All the info explains how ...