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 does not run on WIndows 2003 server on VMWare unattened, runs fine otherwise

Scheduled task does not run on Windows 2003 server on VMWare. The same setup runs fine on standalone server. Test below explains the problem. We really need to run a more complex bat file, but ...
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Replacing cron with another scheduling service? [on hold]

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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Using Robocopy to backup C:\Windows\Tasks\*? [closed]

I need to clean up C:\Windows\Tasks\* on Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2; what's a safe to do this that preserves permissions etc? C:\Windows\System32>robocopy %CD%\tasks C:\temp\tasks /b /S ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Exchange PowerShell in a Scheduled Task runs forever

I have a couple of Exchange 2010 PowerShell scripts that I'd like to run as Scheduled Tasks. If I launch PowerShell using "Run as different user" I can run the scripts and they execute correctly. If ...
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DPM 2012 running powershell script in task scheduler

I'm having a problem running a custom PS script I created to attach systems into the console. My PS script works when i'm running it interactively in the DPM Management Shell. I was referencing this ...
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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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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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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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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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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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My PowerShell script won't save to file when running using Task Scheduler; do I need to specify a specific argument?

I have a script that downloads a temporary Excel file, copies parts of it to a new file, and saves it to a specific location on the network. The problem is that the new file is never created/saved. ...
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PowerShell script works from command line, not from Task Scheduler. Why?

My PowerShell script works from the command line, but not from Task_Scheduler. This is PowerShell v1 on Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise. From the command line, I type: c:\> powershell -File ...
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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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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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PowerShell script not completing what it should do when scheduled with Windows Task Scheduler

I found a script that can delete files over X days old and changed it a bit so that I will scan different network folders to see if there are files that are older than X days. Now when I run the ...
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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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Windows Server 2003 scheduled tasks not running

The task which I want to run runs fine manually. But when I set a time for it to run using "Scheduled Tasks", it doesn't run. What may be causing the problem? How do I fix it?
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Process runs slower as a scheduled task than it does interactively

I have a scheduled task which is very CPU- and IO-intensive, and takes about four hours to run (building source code, if you're curious). The task is a Powershell script which spawns various ...
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Which SCHTASKS parameter(s) control the Setting “Stop the task if it runs for <x> hours”?

I have a problem with writing a script to automate the creation of Scheduled Tasks in Windows. After much Googling, I am unable to deduce which parameters to the command-line utility SCHTASKS.EXE ...
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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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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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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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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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Getting alerted when a Windows scheduled task fails

I am looking for a way to get alerted if any of the scheduled tasks on a group of Windows 2003 servers fail (exit with a status code that is not 0). Scripts, commercial applications, and plug-ins to ...
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How do you monitor and react when some scheduled job fails? - general question

In many projects my team faced problems with 'silent fails' of some important components. There are lot of tasks executed behind the scenes and if somethings fails (either by errors in logic or ...
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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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Schedule Windows Task every minute

I need to schedule a Windows task to run a script every minute. In most cases, the script doesn't need to execute anything and exists immediately. When the script needs to execute something, I want it ...
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Task Scheduler with Virtual Accounts, possible?

Currently I'm using LOCAL SERVICE as the user account for various regular tasks, and was wondering if it was possible to use a Virtual Account instead. Task Scheduler seems to reject NT SERVICE\ ...
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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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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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Can I schedule a windows task to run in an interactive desktop session?

I'm trying to create a scheduled task that will run once daily on a dedicated machine. The task will run an exe. That exe does a bunch of things, including running automation that manipulates the ...
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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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How can I schedule a server restart from command line on Windows 2012?

I would like to schedule a one-time server restart, e.g. to finish installing updates early in the morning. How can I do this from the command line on Windows 2012? On Windows 2008, I would have used ...
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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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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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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 ...