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Windows Vista™ Administrator's Pocket Consultant by William R. Stanek

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Scheduling Maintenance Tasks

When you manage desktop and laptop systems, you’ll often want to perform routine maintenance tasks on a periodic or recurring basis. To do this, you can use the Task Scheduler service to schedule one-time or recurring tasks to run automatically. You automate tasks by running command-shell scripts, Windows Script Host (WSH) scripts, or applications that execute the necessary commands for you. Unlike earlier releases of Windows, Windows Vista includes an extensive library of preconfigured tasks. These tasks handle everything from uninstalling a Bluetooth device to defragmenting disks to performing Windows Defender scans.

Understanding Task Scheduling

Windows Vista provides several tools for scheduling tasks, including ...

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