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No, Scheduled Tasks in Server 2003 do not make use of the Event Log. They log to a text file, SchedLgU.txt under \Windows\Tasks\. The simplest way I've found to generate emails based on that log is with PowerShell. Select-String "\* error" should be able to find any failures in the log, and after that, it's just a matter of triggering an email when that's ...


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One issue here is that if the task doesn't run because the server is hosed, any monitoring on that server will also fail. Check out https://cronitor.io. It's a simple monitoring service for scheduled jobs and sounds like it's exactly what you're looking for.


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check out https://cronitor.io -- you can monitor a single cron job for free. When your jobs run, they ping Cronitor and if Cronitor doesn't get pinged at the right times it will send you an alert.


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I'm coming from a web development background, so my initial instinct for part (a) is to write a separate Node program that performs all these tasks in succession. Is that all there is to it, or is there a better way? Nothing wrong with that. You schedule it with cron to run it on the desired scheduled.



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