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Alternate a task Windows Task Scheduler

I'm looking for a good way to alternate a task within the Windows Task Scheduler. One Saturday, run Task A. Then the next Saturday, run Task B. Then repeat. Any suggestions on how to accomplish that ...
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Task Manager greyed out only for some users

On a Windows Server 2012 R2 system joined to a domain, the Task Manager is greyed out from the right-click menu from the task bar, but only for some users. Nothing is explicitly set in Group Policy ...
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How is Task Manager showing a DLL as running process?

I've been working with windows for almost 20 years, but I have never seen something like this. On a Windows 10 Machine, there is a .dll listed as separate process in task manager. It has Network ...
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Is CPU usage measured by Process Explorer and Task manager a running average?

My application generates a short peek of high CPU usage. When the CPU intensive task is done, I see a dropping CPU usage in Task Manager and Process Explorer for a few seconds (it forms a triangle). ...
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scheduled task not running

i have a problem, created a scheduled task, to run a bat file. it's programmed to run with administrator credential, works in other tasks. the file is a normal bat file. the code inside the file is ...
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Difference between Task Manager's Processes and Details tabs

In Windows' Task Manager we have 2 tabs that show process CPU usage: Processes and Details. Trying to find a hotspot in my developed software, I noticed that CPU usage differs there in a huge manner - ...
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Hyper-V VM CPU usage monitoring

I'm migrating a number of VM's from one host to another (Win 2012R2 to Win 2016) and am noticing much higher CPU usage on the new host (quite a lot higher). I was seeing this on Task Explorer so ...
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What is "Print driver host for applications" and why does it slow down my Excel macros?

I tested this on multiple Windows 10 computers running the latest version of Excel (365 subscription) with both Bluebeam PDF and Microsoft XPS Document writer set as the default printer and get the ...
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When stopping a service, what's the difference between “Services.msc” and “Task Manager”?

When I tried to stop a service with "Task Manager > Services" on Windows 7, it failed saying "Access Denied". But when I tried with "Services.msc", it succeeded. I used the name user. Why could "...
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Execute a Windows task triggered by registry changes

I'm looking for a possibility to execute a script in case a particular registry key is going to be created or modified. In the Windows Taks Scheduler there is a way to execute scripts triggered by ...
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Deleting user profiles using Delprof2 and Windows Task Manager

I'm having problems with using Windows Task Manager and Delprof2 utility to delete user profiles. I setup a task in Windows Task Manager to execute Delprof2.exe with /q parameter at each system start ...
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Task manager requiring elevation for regular users in Windows 10

Run into a little bit of a snag with Windows 10, and it's a fairly well known one - the problem is that I'm struggling to find a Windows 10 compatible fix that actually works! It's the old "regular ...
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Core usage of my VMWare instance? [closed]

Not sure why this has been flagged by a user simply because they are not reading the question, however to clarify this is being run on EXSi in a business setting and as such I believe it belongs here. ...
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Windows Updates based restart - bypassing

I have a powershell script that is working at Night in office PC - (wiht out admin privileges)- the problem is at night time Updates are getting pushed and system is restarting and script wont start ...
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Can I use Gulp to modify my .htaccess file with different configurations for Dev & Production?

I have two CentOS boxes running Apache. One is my dev environment and the other is my production environment. I am looking at using Gulp in a process of pushing from my dev server to my production ...
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Nagios reports Scheduled Task returns no exit code dtexec

We have SSIS tasks (dtexec) that are executed by Windows Task Manager and monitored by Nagios. Regularly, however, Nagios reports warnings because the exit code is empty (where it should be 0). This ...
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RamMap shows millions of processes that Task manager doesn't

I have a server 2008 box with 32GB RAM on and i have been investigating why it runs out of memory every 150 ish days. Task manager shows that we are running at 99% memory usage but all the processes ...
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Should XenApp users have access to task manager?

I have a XenApp 6.5 farm of around 30 servers running on Server 2008 delivering a published desktop. A fair percentage of our help desk calls are around hung sessions. It's not an excessive amount ...
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Shut down operating system by killing task

I came across quite an odd error recently and was wondering if anyone has any insight into it. I can't find any reference to such a scenario on Google so here goes... The rough sequence of events is ...
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task manager performance tab

I am trying to have task manager open on the Performance tab on startup on Windows 8, 8.1, and 2012 machines. I have gotten the task manager to open, but it always does so on the Processes tab and ...
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In Windows 2012 Task Manager CPU Performance chart, what do the 2 data series represent?

I've searched everywhere for this. What do the 2 different traces on this picture mean? Is one the kernel CPU cycles? One series is in light blue and the other in dark blue This is an Azure Virtual ...
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RAM is being under reported in Windows Task Manager?

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 64bit SP1 machine with 16GB of RAM installed. If I open the task manager, it tell me that nearly all of the memory is full -- only it's not. The Total is correct, but ...
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Windows 7 or Server 2008 Show running time for a Process

Is there any simple way to show how long a specific PID instance has been active?
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Task Manager Processor %

Related to this question: How can a Perfmon "% Processor Time" counter be over 100%? I was manually observing processes in Task Manager when a user reported a problem and the Oracle process ...
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Virtual memory and CPU usage catch 20/20?

I am looking at this system below with ensuring we have enough memory to carry out day to day tasks, we have been hitting a bottleneck recently because there was only a 2GB page file, I've changed ...
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check_nrpe -c CheckProcState USING PID

I'm currently running a SOLR search engine from a batch file and it appears as a process in my servers taskmgr. I need to monitor its state using check_nrpe but since there are more than one cmd.exe ...
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How can I query or view the usage and ownerships of physical memory?

On Windows 7 and Windows 2008 SP2, how can I view who or what is using up my memory? In the task manager I can see the memory usage of user processes of me and other users, but there's always a gap ...
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How do I determine what taskhost.exe is doing?

Once or twice a week taskhost.exe slows my computer to a halt! It takes up 25% of my CPU power (ie. 1 processor). I can't kill it an have no idea what it is doing. I imagine that its some kind of ...
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Commit charge peak higher than system limit

We are seeing some very strange behaviour on our servers and google didn't turn up anything usefull, so I'm tossing it out here. A standard server is configured with 4GB Ram, 2 4GB pagefiles and ...
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Process listed as 8 character short name in Task Manager

I have a couple of servers with a process that regularly gets stuck. We kill this process with a vbs script that runs the taskkill command (among a couple other things). The issue is that the ...
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Why Maximum Frequency is showing high? in Task Manager

I have created my secondary Domain Controller in Window server 2008 Standard R2.I have only install a Domain Controller role, that's it. than ,why the maximum frequency is showing high? i.e around 89%...
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Does process priority in task manager affect network traffic?

I'm running a database server that's under moderately heavy load. I just kicked off xcopy on that box to copy a database backup to a remote server. I see that xcopy is using almost all my available ...
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How do I save a dump file of a running process to a specific disk location?

In the Windows 7 task manager, I can create a dump file of a running process by right-clicking the process entry and selecting "Create Dump File". By default, this saves the file to the logged-on ...
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Too many csrss.exe, LogonUI.exe, svchost.exe and winlogon.exe in task manager

On a windows server 2008 enterprise edition, nothing has changed but recently there are many csrss.exe, LogonUI.exe, svchost.exe and winlogon.exe processes in task manager. Does it mean some remote ...
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How to schedule batch file to run on the desktop in win 2008 R2

I have some backup batch file scripts which I was running in xp and I have migrated to windoes server 2008 R2 where it's not running in front when scheduled with task manager. I struggled a lot to ...
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WinServer 2003: Cant find process holding onto ports

We have a couple of production WCF services failing to start because their ports are apparently in use by another process. I have done a netstat -ano and found the PID's that are using these ports, ...
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In Windows Task Manager, in the Processes tab, what does I/O Other mean?

In Windows Server 2003, I'm seeing a process in Task Manager with a high value in the I/O Other column. I'm trying to determine if it's in some kind of error state, but I don't know what I/O Other ...
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High "System" process cpu usage on windows server 2008 r2

Our setup is VMWare Esxi system, running on a dual quad core server with 32gb of RAM. It has 4 VM's running on it, and one of them, our file server, ie experiencing high cpu usage for the 'system' ...
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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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Possible reasons for high CPU load of taskmgr.exe process on VM?

On a VMware virtual machine which has severe performance problems I can see a constant average of 20+ percent CPU load for the TASKMGR.EXE (task manager) process. The apps running on this server have ...
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Determine process uptime

Is there a way to determine the 'uptime' of a process in Windows. Disappointed to find that it is not one of the attributes available when using the Task Manager.
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Where'd my Solaris task bar go?

I've got a user here that has a curious problem. Upon login, he gets a "Unable to open panel because the panel is already open" error message. His session does not display a task bar, but otherwise ...
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Undo replace task manager on R2

I used the option in System Internals process explorer to replace task manager. Now task manager does not load nor does process explorer, but an error for taskmgr gives the path of taskmgr.exe and ...
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Task Manager Memory Discrepancy

On our Windows 2008 R2 64 bit servers there seems to be a discrepancy between the number shown in Task Manager on the Performance tab in the Memory Graph and the sum of the Memory (Private Working Set)...
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How to log CPU usage by processes

On one of our servers I used Perfmon to log CPU usage. It showed me several spikeat 100% but don't know what process(s) caused that. So, how can I log CPU usage for process which used more than 40%? ...
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windows 2003 Problem running a task with a non-interactive domain user

I've created a user account to run some tasks, If I run the task with my account but using "Run As" taskmanager user, the task runs ok (no permission problems, and get what I'm expecting). But if I ...
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How to get Remote Processes on Windows 2003 with cpu percentage

I have a production server with it's cpu's running excessively high. Except in critical circumstances nobody is allowed to logon to servers during non maintenance times. I am looking for an ...
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Allow users to view all processes

I want to allow accounts with only user permissions on a Windows Server 2003 machine to be able to view all processes. I simply want them to be able to open task manager and be able to check the box ...
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Weird memory usage in Windows Server 2008 R2

I hope someone can help. We've got a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine with 16GB of RAM that keeps getting all its available memory eaten by something. Nothing in Task Manager or Resource Monitor reveals ...
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How to free used memory in Windows Server 2008 R2?

The Task Manager and the Resource Monitor say that the memory is 95% used, but the sum of the memory used by the listed processes don't sum up to 20%. Where this 75% of usage is coming from? How to ...
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