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

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Windows task scheduler - Interdependent 'Action' s

I have a scheduled task set up in Windows task scheduler. It runs on a particular time of the day. Once the job is completed (action 1 - the job itself) there is another Action (action 2) that is a ...
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Rename file in folder whenever it's created?

I need to find a way to automatically rename all files that are created within a specific directory on a Windows 2008r2 file server. This needs to be done more or less instantanously, so I can't have ...
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Scheduled task stops working when I log out of remote desktop connection to server

I have a 'long-running' (run at startup, don't terminate) scheduled task set up to run on a server. When I remote-desktop into the server using the same domain account as the scheduled task, and then ...
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Start non-terminable program upon user logon

I would like to start a program in the background if an Active Directory User of a specific group logs on. This program should not be terminable by the user itself. I have tried to create a Task ...
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50 workstations, 1 .bat file on a network server, will it work?

I have a .bat file to perform maintenance on machines. I put the .bat file on a network attached server for all workstations to access it. If I were to use the windows scheduler to make that .bat ...
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Windows Server 2008 Task Scheduler

I have a task that waits for a user to enter any key to die. I have that task scheduled twice a day. However if the window is still up it will not run the task again. Is there any way around this?
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Remote EMS Script as Scheduled Task Without Credentials

I have an Exchange script that I want to schedule to run once a month. In our environment we have a server which runs all scripts and scheduled tasks, so for policy reasons I need to run this script ...
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Probable IIS changes after update

We have developed a module which enters Windows Scheduled tasks in on our server that are calling KeepAlive pages on different servers. Normally everything went fine, but since 21-07-2011 on 17:00 all ...
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Server 2008 issue running batch file

For the life of me, I can't seem to get a batch file running in Server 2008 Task Scheduler, despite it not having the common problems I've seen before. Problem so far: I have a batch file that ...
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How to find out what is wrong with a Scheduled Task when it doesn't error

I have a number of batch files, which all work when ran separably to back up various Postgres dbs across the network. However when ran through task scheduler the backup files aren't created. There are ...
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Error 0xE0434F4D as 'Last Run Result' of a Windows Scheduled Task

Hallo, i get the error 0xE0434F4D as 'Last Run Result' of a Scheduled Task on Windows Server 2008. I have checked the permissions of the user that is running the scheduled task, and the user does ...
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Troubleshooting 'Could Not Start' scheduled task error:

I'm trying to run snapshot on my server to back up the drive onto a local NAS server. I'm currently using this on a Win2k, Win2k3, and Win2k8 servers. Both the Win2k and Win2k8 servers are correctly ...
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Windows Scheduler with local system account

I'm trying to schedule a windows scheduler job on Windows 2008 R2 using a Local System Account of another box. Could anyone please tell me whether this is possible? Scenario: I've Server A ...
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Do not start scheduled task on windows until the previous one is finished

I have a program that is running infinitely, and I have it scheduled to run every 10 minutes. How to make sure that the program will not start in 10 mins, if the previous (10 min old task) task is ...
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Autosys - triggering a job on machine reboot

We're using Autosys (Computer Associates) to periodically restart some of our app servers. Can we configure Autosys to run the job when the machine reboots, regardless of time? Currently if our ...
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Stopping/Starting Windows services

I have four Windows services which start up automatically when the machine starts. Thereafter, I want to restart those services every 8 hours in a particular order. e.g. Stop s1,s2,s3,s4 and than ...
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Interruptible, incremental backup tool with timing strategies

Basically, I'm searching for a rdiff-backup that can be safely interrupted (network disconnection, computer switch off, sleep), and that can develop scheduling strategies to in order to avoid ...
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automatically start/stop ALL scheduled tasks remotely

i have scheduled tasks on a windows 2003 server machine. i would like clients to be able to start/stop all the scheduled tasks on this machine. how can i do this?
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How do you designate where a Scheduled Task is created?

Is there an option in possibly SCHTASKS to define where a scheduled job is actually created?
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windows 2003 server scheduled task resources

It seems I've suddenly become sys admin for our windows 2003 server boxes, despite having no experience with this. At the moment we're having issues with scheduled tasks and I have no idea where to ...
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Windows 2008 Scheduled Tasks and Parallel instance issue

I have a scheduled task launching a bat file which runs a CLI PHP script. The scheduled task is configured to run every 5 minutes, and run multiple instances in parallel. However, windows is ...
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Why isn't my SQL Server 08 Maintenance plan running at all?

I have this maintenance plan scheduled on my SQL Server 08... however, it never runs! It's been setup for 2 weeks now and I have not seen a single backup created, what am I doing wrong? How do I get ...
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How to trigger a task at any change on a folder with Windows Server Task Scheduler?

Is it possible to start a script every time a folder tree is modified. E.g.: root dir1 file1 dir2 file1 file2 root would be listened and if, for example, file2 is modified or a new ...
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AT jobs not running

Ubuntu 10.04 Server I am using at to have a bash script schedule itself to run again a particular interval after it completes: (here is the last line of that script) echo "$0" | at tomorrow + ...
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Scheduling server reboot

How can I schedule an automatic reboot of my server with CentOS via terminal or via plesk every 12 hours?
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Why no job history despite manually triggering my scheduled job (on Windows 2008)?

I have just added a scheduled job in Windows for the first time in my life (I'm a Linux dude). The goal is to run a python script once every night and the problem is I can't understand why the ...
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Windows 2008 R2 Scheduled Task Not Running With Admin Privileges even if granted?

I have a scheduled task that is running as USER. I have checked the box "Run with highest privileges" in the scheduled task properties. The task is a powershell script that, among other things, ...
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Scheduling a Perl script with output redirection

I'm trying to schedule a Perl script to be run from the Windows task scheduler and have the output be redirected to a text file. This seems straight forward, but it's not following the redirection, ...
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When ran as a scheduled task, cannot save an Excel workbook when using Excel.Application COM object in PowerShell

I'm having an issue where I've automated creating an Excel.Application COM object, add some data into a workbook, and then saving the document as an xlsx. This works fine if: I'm already in ...
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Group Policy Task Schedule deployed to User Configuration not working, works when in Computer Configuration?

I added a Scheduled Task on my Windows 2008 R2 Domain Controller in the Group Policy Manager: MyDomain Policy User Configuration Preferences Control Panel Settings ...
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Batch command to schedule multiple servers to shutdown

Our company is in the middle of a move between buildings. I've been asked to schedule the majority of our servers to shutdown at midday tomorrow. They already have a scheduled task for this, which ...
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Execute an event at exactly midnight of the 1st day of every month

I am using Windows XP as OS in my machine. I need to execute an event at exactly midnight of the 1st day of every month. e.g.: 2011-05-01 12:00 AM.
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Startup Script + Local System user = no functional program UI

I currently have a group policy startup script (CMD file). It runs during startup, as expected, but there is no UI for the program the script invokes. For example purposes, let's say I have this ...
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Torque jobs does not enter “E” state (unless “qrun”)

Jobs I add to the queue stays there in "Queued" state without attempts to be executed (unless I manually qrun them) /var/spool/torque/server_logs say just 04/11/2011 ...
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Task Scheduler doesn't have an option for my task

I need to schedule a job to run on the 25th of each month. If the 25th falls on a weekend I need the job scheduled on last Friday before the 25th. The Windows Task Scheduler doesn't have an option for ...
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Windows Scheduled Task: What are the minimum user rights needed for the task?

At the moment, I have task that is configured to run as user "automatictask" But the task will not run, "unable to start" is shown. When I add this user to the Administrators group, then the task ...
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MSSQL2008-R2 Scheduled Job Infinite Loop

I have two very similar jobs on a SQL2008r2 instance. Each one selects data from one of two structurally identical tables and exports it to one of two SQLAzure databases with the same schema every ...
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Windows Server Scheduled Tasks running command windows, how to prevent them from popping up?

On one of my servers we have a lot of scheduled tasks running java programs and what not. The problem is that everytime one of these runs the command window pops up and distracts any work that is ...
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Does ColdFusion Still run scheduled tasks when apache isn't running?

Does ColdFusion 8 application server still run the CF scheduled tasks when apache is stopped?
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Safe place to put an executable file on Windows 7 (and Windows XP)

I'm working on a tweak to our logon script which will copy an executable file to the local hard drive and then, using the schtasks command, schedule a task to run that executable daily. It's a ...
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Install and enforce a scheduled task across a Windows domain

We have a small domain of about 70 Windows computers (XP and 7). We want to schedule a command (an update mechanism) to run on all computers periodically, and we want the task to run regardless of the ...
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Problem with scheduled task - portions of script do not execute

I am having a problem with portions of powershell scripts not executing when the script runs from a scheduled task. When manually executed, it operates just fine. For example, I have the following ...
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Schtasks.exe gives Access Denied error when trying to access remote computer using a local admin account

When I execute schtasks /query /s serverName /u serverName\user /p password I get an Access is denied error. serverName\user is in the Administrators group on server. Any ideas?
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SCHTASKS can't administer remote tasks

I am trying to stop and then disable a remote task from a build script. The remote server is Server 2k8. The client running the script is Windows 7. Both machines are joined to the domain. When I run ...
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Run Scheduled Tasks once every 30 minutes

How should I configure scheduled tasks in Plesk control panel to make it run every 30 minutes instead of only at a specified time? I use plesk 9.3.0...
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Scheduling VMWare ESXi 4.1 VM Restart

We had a virtual machine running on a VMWare Server host on Windows Server 2003. The machine is set up with non persistent disks. We had a windows task schedule set up that ran a batch file to reset ...
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Robocopy failure with Windows Server 2008 Scheduled Task

So I have a batch script for robocopy. Running this from the command line does exactly what I want. robocopy "D:\SQL Backup" \\server1\Backup$\daily /mir /s /copyall ...
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Every month, scheduled task fails and password must be reset - why?

[NOTE: I posted this originally at StackOverflow but it got no traction there - reposting here.] We have a bit of software installed at a few client locations that runs (via Windows task scheduler) a ...
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Update password for scheduled task

I have a scheduled task that needs to run as a service account. The service account's password resets every 100 days, so I need to update the password for the scheduled task. I cannot figure out how ...
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Schedule Windows Server 2008 R2 to boot and shutdown

I just set up Win Server 2008 R2 + SQL Server 2008 R2, and i'd like to schedule two tasks. One for shutting it down, or putting it to hibernate at a certain time, and one to wake him up. Both tasks ...