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Task Scheduler Crashing MMC

I've been getting errors whenever I try to run the task scheduler for Windows 2008 R2. Each time that I've tried running it, the task scheduler will crash and report the following: Problem signature: ...
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How do I rename a task in Task Scheduled on Windows Server 2008 R2

I have some tasks in the Task Scheduler on Windows 2008 R2. I created them as the admin and I'm logged in as the admin. I have no easy way to rename the tasks. The only way I can is to export the task ...
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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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Manually started task does not terminate according to “stop if task runs longer than” setting

I've got a simple "test" task that runs "cmd.exe" as the only action. I've specified that the task should be terminated if it runs longer than one minute in the Task Settings. If I schedule this ...
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I cannot get the repetition option in task scheduler to work

The task is supposed to run a .js file every minute. To make this happen, I made the task run every day at 00:00 and repeat every 1 minutes. However, the task now allways has Status of Running ...
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windows 2003 server task scheduler error code but blank status

I'm getting an error running a task scheduler on windows 2003 code 0x1, but the task scheduler is not showing error description on status column. Any idea why this could happend?
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How to print out information about Task Scheduler in powershell script?

I am trying to print out information from the Task Scheduler from the local computer in a PowerShell script so other users can print out this information as well and not have to access the Task ...
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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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Disable history for only one task in the Task Scheduler Library?

I have selected the Enable All Tasks History option in the Task Scheduler Library of Windows Server 2008 R2. For most tasks, I’d like to have the history kept but I’m wondering if it’s possible to ...
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Domain account credentials fails to start scheduled tasks

I have 2 Windows 2000 servers in a domain 'DC', which run numerous windows scheduled tasks under the 'DC\Task-User' account. These tasks are and have been running successfully in the past couple of ...
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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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run a program from network location as scheduled task

I am running a windows server 2008 R2. When trying to run a scheduled task (manually and automatically triggered), the Last Run Time results in "Access is Denied". History shows: Task Scheduler ...
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Save Custom View from Event Viewer in .evtx

I have a Custom View in the Event Viewer with a couple of Event id's. I know you can save those event id's in an .evtx file to open it. This proces has to be executed manually. Now is my question, how ...
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Task Scheduler just decides it doesn't want to run a task anymore

I set up a task in Server 2012 to run a script every weekday. It will work for anywhere from a few weeks to a few days, then just not even try to run it anymore. Status: Ready Triggers: At 7:30 AM ...
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Secret scheduled tasks in windows server 2003

I'm taking care of the company's website for a while. The guy who was doing so before me was fired because reasons. So for the past 3 months I've been keeping it up to date and adding/deleting stuff. ...
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How to make the task scheduler display the cmd shell when invoking a batch file?

I am using Windows 2008 R2, and I am trying to schedule my application in the Task Scheduler. I have created a batch with the right settings. The problem I have is: I need to display the Cmd shell ...
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Task Scheduler only killing cmd.exe but not its child processes

Our customer has some Windows 2003 servers running batch jobs activated by Task Scheduler. The actual programs performing the work are custom .exe processes, and they are aggregated into .cmd scripts ...
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Scheduling tasks|jobs across servers from central location. (Windows Server)

Is there any way, how to schedule Windows tasks|jobs on all servers from central location (server)? Has Microsoft any solution for this? I prefer MS or Windows Server built-in functionalities before ...
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Poor Task Scheduler Performance on Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

I am using the Windows Task Scheduler to start an elevated administrator program when a user logs on. The technique is based on this article: ...
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Why am I getting a warning that windows is logging on with a temporary profile to run a task scheduler task?

I am having a strange problem with the Windows Server 2008 Task Scheduler. I have to run a small command-line application every few minutes. This application just executes a quick web service call on ...
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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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Accessing the disk under Task Scheduler

I'm running a couple of console applications using task scheduler. These are applications that perform little backoffice tasks and run as C# console applications. The applications themselves run ...
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Windows Server 2008 Task Scheduler Tasks Not Executing

I've been having an intermittent problem for some time now with the Windows Task Scheduler that I can't work out. I use the task scheduler to run a C# app I've written that has various plugins used to ...
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Server 2008 Task Scheduler and a CMD file

Task Scheduler - I have a .cmd file I'm trying to execute on a regular basis through Task Scheduler. I've set the task so that it points to the cmd file. I want the task to execute even when no one ...
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How to tell the Task Scheduler MMC to remember the column widths of the History?

Using the Task Scheduler MMC on a Windows Server 2008 R2, I'm facing something that is very annoying to me: The History window of a task does not remember the column widths, thus making it rather ...
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Cannot get Exchange PowerShell script to run under Scheduled Tasks

I have a PowerShell script that works when entered directly into the PowerShell. The PowerShell program is run with the shorcut: C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe ...
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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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Windows Task Scheduler Option “Do not start a new instance” runs a second instance of my script, known bug?

I am using a small powershell script which checks the ram and disk usage , just some metrics. This script sleeps for 15 seconds and then runs again. Only 1 script is triggered and this should kept ...
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Scheduler spikes single core on SMP Ubuntu vm under ESXi

The setup is as follows. Ubuntu-11.10 VM running on an ESXi host. The VM has 3 vCPU assigned. When running dump (to backup the harddisk) it seems all the processes are assigned to the first vCPU. As ...
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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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wevtutil requires Run As Admin for Security log (but not for System), or how to Run As Admin for Task

I'm using this query to check for certain Exchange account changes on my Windows 2008 R2 AD primary: wevtutil qe Security /q:"*[System/EventID=5136]" /f:text /rd:true /c:1 I'm making a batch file ...
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How can I run a few tasks consecutively that I usually execute manually

Ok, first of all let me describe my working situation so that is is clear why this is a question pertaining to system administration. I work at a larger IT solution company that is running operations ...
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AT command w/ 2008 R2 unexpectedly schedules task as repeating

In my organization we recently upgraded some servers from Windows Server 2003 to 2008 R2. In doing so we found a strange bug in how the AT command works. This is critical to an internally developed ...
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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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WS2003 : scheduled tasks normally displayed in session are not, with processes parented from Svchost instead of Winlogon

I have Windows Server 2003 machines intended to run scheduled tasks under a specific account, which is logged-on 24/24. We have given that particular user just the proper set of rights to create, ...
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Run a scheduled task as an unprivileged user remotely

I need to allow a group of unprivileged users to trigger a predefined scheduled tank on a Windows Server 2008 R2 host. I seem unable to find the respective rights to do so. Upon an attempt to connect ...
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Windows Task Scheduler fails on EventData instruction

The Scheduled Task fails on the Event Data instruction in this XML: <ValueQueries> <Value name="eventChannel">Event/System/Channel</Value> <Value ...
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Windows 2008 R2 Task Scheduler Failure

I have an application (.exe) which I am running via a scheduled task on Windows Server 2008 R2. The task runs fine but when the .exe returns a non-zero exit code the task is still successful when it ...
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Windows Azure HPC Scheduler Architecture

So far I've found very little information on the scheduling policy, resource management policy of Azure HPC Scheduler. I would appreciate any kind of information regarding some of these questions: ...
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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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Why do multiple time-based triggers on scheduled task not work as expected?

I have a problem with a task in Windows Task Scheduler on Windows Server 2008 R2 (German): A task has multiple (here: two) time based triggers. The first trigger is of the weekly type (a fixed time ...
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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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Schtasks — what is wrong with the following command

The following script schedules successfully but will not actually, you know, restart the server. schtasks /create /tn "restart test" /ru "domain\admin" /rp supersecret /sc once /st 11:35 /tr ...
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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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Task fails, while exe itself runs properly

An application I wrote, connects itself to an ftp-server located outside our intranet - and then does its magic in retrieving data parsing it and so on. When I run this application, everything works ...
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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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Why would Windows Task Scheduler spawn multiple instances of the same task that run into each other?

Overview: I use Windows Task Scheduler to run automated tasks. Occasionally I will see that randomly a task has failed to perform its duties. When I check Task Scheduler to see what has occurred in ...
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How can I access the scheduled tasks of a windows 2003 server from a windows 7 machine on a different domain?

I have looked everywhere for information but have not managed to find a solution. What I need to do is be able to access the Scheduled Tasks of a Windows 2003 Server that is in domain X from a ...
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Where do the Windows to a scheduled task go when the server runs them?

My server at work has some scheduled tasks that run every night. They run when no user is logged into the system. They run batch files which open MS-Access databases with macros inside. ...
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How to schedule a task to run every x-minutes on Windows Server 2003 R2

How to add a scheduled task that should run every x-minutes on Windows Server 2003 R2. I have followed many suggestion from the web, but I always end up with some interruption after 1 or 2 runs. ...