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Windows Server 2008 scheduled task only works with “Run only when user is logged on”

I have a scheduled task that is set to run an R script by launching Rscript.exe and the file of interest. This task completes successfully when I run it with the option "Run only when user is ...

How to hide command window at while running powershell script through the task scheduler?

I have powershell script with GUI form which show message by condition. This script is runnig through the task scheduler every 15 minutes. Every running shows me concole window, then GUI form with ...

Powershell task from Scheduled Tasks keeps running forever

I've created an scheduled task to call a webpage using PowerShell, but I don't know why it is not going to be ended after execution, and the status remains "Running". The action is "Start a program", ...

Trouble running this simple cronjob on the server every 24 hours. What is wrong? [duplicate]

Trying to run an 'R' script at 00:30 every day. The script is located in /home/username/Desktop/folder/runnow.r and which Rscript reveals that the absolute path to binary Rscript is /usr/bin/Rscript. ...

Windows Server 2012 Scheduled Task window title is taskeng.exe (but not always)

We have several scheduled tasks running console apps on a Windows Server 2012 machine. When many of these run, and the console command window appears, the window title is "taskeng.exe" but sometimes ...

SQL Sending Maintenance Plan Notification WITH the actual error message

For some time, we searched for a solution to provide details from a failed SQL Maintenance plan to the IT Support team, who were responsible for the services being scheduled; trying to escape the ...

How to properly debug XMLRPC fails

I have an Odoo instance runing on Ubuntu server and I want to query the XMLRPC api from a Windows machine in the same subnet. The two can normally communicate and it all works ok, but if I set the ...

Windows Server update - noncritical update installation with delay

Is it possible set automatically update installation with delay from publish date?? For example, install it 1 month later. I want to set it only for not-critical security updates at Windows Server ...

Trigger a scheduled task “At task creation/modification” schtasks

I am creating a schedules task to run just before it's created and deleted after it runs. I am using the tool, schtasks to create the scheduled task, but i havent found the parameter to run the task "...

Disable Disk Fragmentation Analysis - Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard

I have been asked to look into disabling the fragmentation analysis that Windows performs automatically for one of our servers. I have verified that the Disk Defrag tool shows automatic ...

Windows Scheduled Task HostName Placeholder

Hi I need to run a service on start up that cannot be run using the system user. (I am using Windows Scheduled Task Manager for this) Under user is there a way to have a placeholder for the hostname ...

Task Scheduler stopped working - Windows Server 2008 R2

Yesterday I saw that after the 28th of last month the scheduled server tasks stopped working, even without displaying errors in scheduler task history. The tasks only would run batch files that would ...

Running a Batch File from Task Scheduler With User credentials automatic fetch from directory

I'm trying to run a batch file on Windows 7 from the Task Scheduler. I can run the batch file fine if I run it from the command prompt and by storing user credentials in Task schedular. However, User'...

Task Scheduler starting OpenWith.exe in the background instead of default associated application

I have a custom type .acust which is associated with a homemade application. Scheduling works fine as long as it is "Run only when user is logged on" but doesn't work as a service "Run whether user is ...

Tasks disappear from Scheduler upon reboot

I have a Windows 2012 R2 server that has 12 scheduled tasks. Each task runs once per week, and each invokes a batch file that runs copy jobs. Whenever I reboot the server, 4 of those tasks disappear ...

How can I get a user to interact with an executable configured to run from a scheduled task?

I am trying to get the OpenVPN GUI to open for configured users automatically at (or recently after login). My original plan was to use a Computer Configuration scheduled task to run as the logged on ...

How to lock down local server account while permitting Remote Desktop in Windows 2008 SP2 and run scheduled task?

I have a user who needs to run one scheduled task on a Windows 2008 SP2 server. The user does not have domain access. So, I'm creating a local server account. This user needs to be able to RDP into ...

Scheduled Powershell script occasionally dies midway through

I have a few powershell scripts that are scheduled, and they usually run just fine (both as a scheduled task, and when run manually) I've got an issue where occasionally, they just stop working ...

NTFS Grant temporary access

is it possible on Windows (including with a third party solution) to grant temporary access to a specific folder or files. This way the access would be automatically revoked after a certain amount of ...

Windows Server 2012 R2 not printing from Task Scheduler

I have a script, written in Python, that generates a PDF document and prints it to network printer. When I execute that script through the cmd line or launch executable .cmd or .bat file, it works ...

Set “Allow task to be run on demand” from the command line?

On Windows 7, is it possible to set the "Allow task to be run on demand" attribute from the command line when creating a scheduled task to be run on another Windows 7 computer (actually 9 others in a ...

schtasks.exe adding repeat every 10 min when not desired

I am trying to create a scheduled task from command line. I need the task to run everyday at 7:05pm and run for a max duration of 1 hour. Just once until the next day. Here is my command. schtasks....

WinServer2008R2 Task Scheduler - Define unique Argument in Action for only one Trigger

I have a windows console app that's launched via Task Scheduler (multiple triggers: 6am and 1pm). The Action for each starts a program. I want to add a 3rd trigger at some arbitrary time of day (e.g. ...

Windows unforced (not forced, graceful) restart (reboot)

I wish to restart Windows 7 x64 by schedule, but the shutdown process needs not to be forced, but applications allowed to end normally. I have used scheduled task and system utility shutdown.exe with ...

at command: Exec failed for mail command: No such file or directory

I got to run a task today at midnight on a debian system. As I never did anything with atd I wanted to try first, if it works as expected. I got a test.sh in folder /usr/local/dump/ which contains ...

How do I create a scheduled task that will run as the logged in user

I am trying to write a scheduled task that will run in the context of the currently logged in user. It appears there was an option to run the task as a group in Windows 7 (see http://superuser.com/...

Windows Server 2016 scheduled task schedule must be in future

We have a 2012 server that has about 20 scheduled tasks that are used for monitoring. We have built a 2016 server to replace it and as I move tasks to the new server I have run into an issue. Most ...

Task Schduler Log issues

I have been using task scheduler for scheduling batch jobs and I have enabled tasks history. However, I could not find any log file in C:\Windows\Tasks. So where could I find the log files for that?

Scheduling a Task to Run Indefinitely

I suppose what I want is closer to a service, but I'd like to know if I could just accomplish this with a scheduled task. I can create a task with these parameters: $trigger = New-...

User grants for task scheduled job

How can I setup a standard user for scheduled task of Windows Server 2012? I tried to simply add an user, but the batch fails. I tried to add it to "Log on as batch job right" gpo, but it fails again. ...

how to undo a GPO (Administrative Templates and Scheduled Tasks)

Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 10 Pro clients. Sooooo... I was experimenting with OUs early in my AD and I accidentally applied a GPO to my entire domain which shouldn't have been. I now need ...

Scheduled task runs with exit code 0, but powershell script is not always executed

The situation In our organisation I made a GPO that creates a scheduled task. This task triggers at logon of two user accounts. It executes a powershell script that changes the DNS servers for the ...

Divide a Backup Workload (Azure Storage)

We run on Azure services and I'm backing up their blob storage. There doesn't seem to be anything offered directly on Azure for accomplishing this. Storage accounts offer redundancy, but not backup. ...

Run cron only if server is awake

To explain the question: my server (NAS) sleeps when it is not used and I want to keep it this way. However, when someone uploads a photo folder, it wakes up and processes the upload. I would like to ...

Cannot schedule task to run as user on Server 2012 R2

I'm trying to create a scheduled task on Server 2012 R2 to run as a domain service account. I select "Run whether the user is logged on or not", and select the domain service account, click on OK, ...

Task Scheduler Running on Scheduled Time

a task is scheduled to run once a day, let say at 7:00PM for example. Then this task is triggered prior to its scheduled run, e.g. this task has executed around 3:00PM on the same day. Will it run ...

Windows 2008 R2 Task Schduler is raising the following error “0x41301”

I have a console application which uses some SharePoint dll libraries, to execute a background jobs. now I can manually run the console application without any problem. but when I schedule its ...

disable scheduled task while running

We have an automated build to our Test server (Windows). Two console applications are part of the build. Those console applications are run every minute or so via a scheduled task. Often at the ...

Task scheduler backwards compatibility?

With what windows versions is a task exported in XML compatible with? For example, is a task created in windows 7 compatible with windows 10 / Windows Server 2003 with Windows Server 2008 and so on? I ...

Scheduled Task no longer running: Exception code: 0xe0434352

I had a scheduled task that has ran successfully for over two months. On March 12th/13th the task stopped running and I started to receive the following error each time it tried to run each day ...

How to create automatic scheduled PostgreSQL backup on Windows

Could you help me with my problem? I need to create scheduled WEEKLY backup dump on PostgreSQL. I need backup for example every Friday at 17-00 CET. And put it automatically on server and delete old ...

Force Administrator use in Windows Server

I have an application on Windows Server 2012 R2 that runs around the clock that shares information with a separate client application. The server app only saves all of its data to files when it is ...

Issues with IMAP on Azure Virtual Machine (Windows server 2012)

I'm facing 2 issues within Windows Server 2012 (Microsoft Azure virtual machine): A very constant one , which is: from time to time, I'm unable to retrieve my emails from within Thunderbird email ...

How do you determine when a Windows Scheduled Task is completed?

I'm using a machine running Windows Server 2012. I have a scheduled task that indexes some files. This task takes around an hour or two to complete. However, I would like to know EXACTLY when it ...

powershell scheduled task always shows running even once completed

I have a PowerShell script set to run daily as a scheduled task, it is setup with an action of: Run Program PowerShell.exe Arguments: -executionpolicy bypass -file D:\Scripts\SomeScript.ps1 The ...

Register-ClusteredScheduledTask : The parameter is incorrect

While executing below Register-ClusteredScheduledTask i am getting this error. Register-ClusteredScheduledTask -TaskName $ClusterTaskName -TaskType AnyNode -Xml $TaskXML | Out-Null Register-...

Create windows task using group policy with limited privilages that anyone can run

Using group policy I created a windows task that any user can run manually but that runs under a specific domain user (e.g. DOMAIN\task_user) that has been assigned very limited access privileges. ...

Windows Task Scheduler don't show execution errors

I'm trying to make a powerscript that will run from time to time through the windows task scheduler. My problem is that the task scheduler do not display the task as failed, even though my script do ...

Powershell script runs manually but not in Task Scheduler

I have this Powershell script and I want to schedule it run every 1 minute. So I created the task and schedule it to run every. If Right-Click->Run the scripts runs OK. But when it's scheduled it says ...

Scheduled restart of a service with powerhshell as non-admin service account

Before I get shot down, I know how to schedule a task, restart a service with powershell or give a non-admin account the privileges to restart a service. That isn't the problem. The problem however is ...
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