Schedules tasks to run automatically.
Start → Settings → Control Panel → Scheduled Tasks
Start → Programs → Accessories → System → Scheduled Tasks
Scheduled Tasks opens a folder that by default contains only one icon, Add Scheduled Task, which starts a wizard to help you schedule a task. The wizard leads you through the following steps:
Select a common task from the list, or browse to locate any executable.
Give the task a descriptive name so you will remember what it does (important if you schedule a lot of tasks).
Specify when the task should execute:
Daily at a specific time, weekdays only, or every n th day
Weekly on a specific day(s) at a specific time for n weeks
Monthly on a specific month(s) at a specific day or date
Only once (specify date and time)
Whenever your computer restarts
Whenever you log on
Enter your credentials to authorize the task to run.
You can further configure your task by selecting the “Open Advanced properties for this task when I click finish” checkbox. For example, you may need to specify certain command-line switches for your task to run properly; enter these in the Run text box on the Task tab of your task’s property sheet. Enclose the executable and switches with double quotes if there are spaces in the path or command syntax.
Task Scheduler is actually just a GUI for the old reliable
at command. If you create a
task using the
at command, it appears in the Scheduled Tasks folder as ATxxxx, where xxxx is a numeric ...