Tips to Use Windows® Task Scheduler
What is Windows Task Scheduler and how to use that?
Task Scheduler is a very beneficial and a best application found with Windows. By using this Task Scheduler, you could be able to schedule various tasks. You could schedule to, site monitoring, automatic web testing and also could run the Disk Defragmenter to run in the specified time. This Task Scheduler would start each time when you start Windows. This would then run in the background. It is seen that you could be able to schedule any task weekly, monthly, daily and also in certain time. This application would found installed with the Windows. From the Windows 2000 itself, this application is found installed with Windows.
Below given points are the various tips to use the Windows Task Scheduler application:
- Scheduling task
- Using advanced options
- Thing to remember
You have to firstly click Start, All Programs and then Accessories. In that, you have to look for the System Tools and then you would click Scheduled Tasks. In order to add a new task, you would double click the Add Scheduled Task. Then, Scheduled Task Wizard would start and then click Next. From the list of Programs, you have to click the program that you have to run and then click Next. If the program is not there you could also browse the folder and click Open. You would then provide the task name and select the any of the options like Daily, Weekly, Monthly and One time only etc. and would click Next. You would then enter the name and the password for user. You would then click Next and have to click Finish.
Using advanced options
If you have to change the task configuration, you would click Open present in advanced properties for the task before clicking Finish. When you click the Finish the Properties dialogue box for that task would appear. Then in the Schedule tab, you could change the scheduling options. You could also change the configuration so that task would not run for long and when system is on batteries. You could also specify whether the system needs to be idle or not for task to run. At any time, you would take the Properties by right clicking the task.
Security is one of the main things that you need to consider during the scheduling process. If you are going to schedule some tasks and if you do not need any other user interact in, you would enter the username and the password. You do not forget about this. If any script or the program to be scheduled would access a database, you have to be sure that task scheduler would run the task by the Windows account which has got access to the database. If you need to schedule the task to be repeated in less than one day interval, you have to firstly take Advanced, from the Schedule tab. You would then choose the Repeat task check box and then specify the amount of time for repetition.
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