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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?

Windows Task Scheduler Not Running On Some Machines When Locked

I create a bunch of window task scheduler events on multiple win7 & server 2012 machines. These machines automatically lock the user session after a period of time. Note, this is not logging out. ...

windows scheduled task is killed (timed out) too soon

I have a scheduled task that is configured to be killed 23 hours after starting. When I export the task to XML I can verify this setting because I see the line: <ExecutionTimeLimit>PT23H</...

How to backup Windows Task Scheduler Tasks?

I need to backup Task Scheduler Tasks. These are already grouped into one subfolder within the Task Scheduler. But the only way I found, is to use schtasks.exe /query /tn "<path>\<taskname&...

robocopy with environment variable will cause 0x10

I tried this on command line and it will work correctly robocopy /mir /copy:DAT /mot:30 "D:\Source File\file" "E:\Target Directory\backup %DATE:/=-% %time::=-%" /xd "D:\Source File\file\excluded" ...

GPO for scheduled tasks not applying to certain servers, no errors in logs

I have two servers out in an OU that are not taking scheduled tasks as specified in the GPO. The same GPO applies correctly to other machines in the same OU with the same permissions, so I don't ...

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 ...

Cross platform job/task scheduler [closed]

We have a mix of Linux, OSX and Windows servers that use crontab, Windows Task Scheduler, etc to run a bunch of bash/windows scripts, rsync commands, etc. I would like to replace these OS specific ...

how do i force NTP client to symc from the server (windows 7)

i need to make my NTP server to force my NTP clients to sync with him once n a few hours . until now i used the "task scheduler" to set a task in each client to sync with the server but now i have to ...

Running scheduled tasks under domain and local accounts

In my Active Directory environment (DC runs Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2), there is a Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 client. On this client, there are scheduled tasks that are running under the local admin ...

Why does svn look for cached credentials in the wrong place when run as a scheduled task?

I run a daily Powershell script via Windows Scheduler under a service account that updates a local svn working copy and commits changes. The svn client is sliksvn and is run by command line only. When ...

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-...

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 task scheduler event viewer trigger 0x800704DD

I am creating a Windows task in Windows 2008 R2 for an Event Viewer event. I wish for it to display a dialog box. However the task will only trigger if a user is logged in. I wish for the task to ...

Task Not Running (Last Run Result 0x41325)

I have two tasks with the exact same settings. Then only difference is the name of the Task of-cause. One of them runs Last Run Result: 0x0. The other however do not run 0x41325. Looking for ideas ...

Trigger a batch file when a user choose “Switch User” in windows

I save log in/out details of all the users to a text file through a .bat file, which is executed by Task Scheduler (on workstation-lock/unlock)/ gpedit.msc (on user logout/login). I want to run the ...

Why Windows is running programs via Task Scheduler

Running Windows Server 2008R2 as a Remote Desktop Session host. I noticed a while ago that there are tons of tasks being created in Task Scheduler. These are not created by the users themselves. ...

Is there a way to check resource utilization on a cluster running SLURM?

Not sure if this question fits better here or at Unix.SE but I figured it feels more appropriate here. I am running some computation-heavy research on a national cluster which uses SLURM for ...

How to display more Task Scheduler logs?

Under a Windows Server 2012 R2, I see less than 2 days of Task Scheduler logs ! To be honest that's already 17'295 entries, maybe is it the maximum capacity ? Therefore my question : is the problem ...

Running task with highest privileges causes files created by that task to be owned by the Administrators group

I'm running Windows Server 2012 R2. I have a task that runs every 30 minutes. Basically, it checks to see if an interface address has changed, updates a config file, and restarts an application. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 2008 R2 Task Scheduler Powershell issue

I am trying to schedule a task which runs a powershell script. This script copy several files from one server to the one which the script is running. If i run the script with an elevated powershell ...

How to tell if a DOS batch script is being run by task scheduler?

How can a DOS Batch command file determine if it is being run by Task Scheduler?

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 ...

Windows Server Backup Email Notification Powershell Script

I hope everything below makes sense, any help would be much appreciated. I'm trying to create a script that will notify me if Windows Server Backup was successful or if it failed on a list of ...

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....

how to schedule a non-maskable job in windows?

I would like to log list of running processes on my Windows Server 2012 and a Windows 10 machine. If I use Task Schedule, I have noticed that the scheduled task is delayed when cpu or memory peak ...

Batch file error when executed from Task Manager

I'm new to windows batch scripting, but I was able to get something working that I needed. It works when executing it manually, but when Task Manager executes the script, it doesn't complete. The Last ...

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 ...

Pause the Windows Task Scheduler

Is there a way to temporarily pause the Windows Task Scheduler so it doesn't launch new scheduled tasks in the middle of a critical operation? I have a PowerShell script that syncs an HA server to an ...

This task requires that the user account specified has Log on as batch job rights

I have created a basic task under our windows server 2008 r2 Task Scheduler.but when I try saving the task I got the following error:- This task requires that the user account specified has Log on as ...

scheduled task won't launch in Win Task Scheduler

I created a task in task scheduler to launch a .bat file which will in turn launch CMD.exe, run echo "job start", and run a perl script. When I set the job to "Run only when user is logged on", the ...

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", ...

Task Scheduler “On disconnect from user session” trigger not working

Using Win Server 2012 R2 test machine (not in domain) I was able to get it triggering with the setup: General: When running the task, use the following user account: built in admin account Run ...

Batch file fails to run all lines when called from task manager

I have a .bat file that consists of 450 lines of: start [executable] [params] Presently all the lines are perfectly identical. If I run the bat file manually, I end up with 450 instances of the ...

Task scheduler terminates completed task

I am running a task using the Task Scheduler on a Windows Server 2012 R2 server. Today I was examining the task's history. My task completed successfully. Task Scheduler successfully finished "{...

how to schedule a task to run on specific session?

I have multiple sessions running on windows server (2012 R2) with same login. This is required so I can launch 2 sessions across 2 different desktops. If my understanding is correct, there can only be ...

How can I import a scheduled task from the command line that will run with elevated permissions?

I'm attempting to remote-install a graphics driver on a headless embedded Windows7 system. I have several systems in the field that need repair; I can upload an installer script and execute it as an ...

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 Tasks running twice on windows server 2012 R2

On my production server (Windows server 2012) I have scheduled various tasks. I have enabled Task Scheduler history but its of no use. LastRunResult of each of my tasks shows Last run of the task was ...

Why is my application running OK manually, but when I run it in Task Scheduler, it errors out?

I have an application that works on my old Windows 2008 R2 server in Task Scheduler very nicely. It reads data from one web service and then writes some data to another Web Service (so it needs ...

Task Scheduler claims it ran but it did not

I had Task Scheduler start a task at 11:55 PM daily -- same setup on 5 servers. Last night I changed the same job to be run at 2 AM and 7 AM instead. It did not launch either. I know because it ...

Windows Task Scheduler condition not working

I have a service i want to start when windows user logs in. I set a condition to start only if network connection is available, but i'm on AWS EC2 so the connection name keeps changing. I also tried ...

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 prevent Task Scheduler errors/fails

There seems to be lots of myths and bugs upon research not many useful items were returned or maybe outdated "Run whether logged on or not", according to many posts/results saying this function is ...

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 Scheduler 2nd and 3rd Weekend of each month

Is it possible using the Windows Scheduler to have a task run on the Sunday after the 2nd & 3rd Saturday of each month? Long Version We have some maintenance scripts which bring our systems ...

How do I modify, disable, or delete a task with stored credentials after a Server Name Change?

I have a task that's been running regularly every 30 minutes for several months. It's got stored credentials for my account, listed as MACHINE_NAME\USER. After the creation of this task, we decided to ...
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