Meteor Shower

My collection of meteor shower photos taken over the years.

  1. Mike

    If you need a more advanced scheduler and automation tool I recommend that you try out VisualCron. VisualCron can do everything that the normal Scheduled Tasks do but also have Task types like:

    - encrypt/decrypt using PGP
    - FTP/SSH
    - call web services
    - execute SQL queries and return back result

  2. Srecak

    Great stuff!! A simple, down to earth explanation - work like a charm :-)

  3. TechFactor

    Searched all over for this. I need it to make a simple guide for my field technicians.

    Thank you.

  4. Prams

    Advanced options in the Task's Properties window, and select the Repeat box.

  5. JimS

    What I want to do is slightly different: I have a job which I want to run quite frequently. I would like to RUN-----DELAY TWO MINUTES---- RUN ----DELAY TWO MINUTE-----

    Problem is the RUN time is flexible. I could build in a sleep or Timeout in a batch file, but that's kind of lame. I just want to delay two minutes since the last time the Job ended not at an absolute time. (maybe this is not in scope for the scheduler)

  6. Raj C
    Raj C

    Nice, Exactly what I was looking for. Thanks.

  7. Guru Bharadwaj
    Guru Bharadwaj

    Thats exactly what i was looking for. Simple and clear. Thanks Tim.

  8. Colt Cooper
    Colt Cooper

    Good walkthrough. Unfortunately Microsoft's UI makes scheduling things so clumsy that this article is necessary.

  9. Alan

    Thanks so much, I've been trying to figure out how to run a task hourly under Windows and yours is the best explanation anywhere.

  10. Phonsie

    Thanks for the info on how to set it up to run every hour! As Sharon mentions this isn't very well documented by MS as far as I can see.

  11. Sharon

    Thank you - this is exactly what I was looking for. Actually this is the first place I found (including Windows HELP) that actually explained how the Repeat Until... and Duration options worked together with a daily schedule.

  12. Bruce M.
    Bruce M.

    The good news is that this tip let me know to use the "advanced" button to set an hourly task. However, in my updated version of Windows XP Pro (a of 5/9/09) the scheduler dialogs are quite different from those shown above. Perhaps your system is Windows Vista? If so I suggest letting readers know which OS the tips apply to! Thanks.

  13. Neeraj Maurya
    Neeraj Maurya

    Thanks for the solution

  14. Aniket

    tones of thanks, it really helped me


  15. Vathsa

    Thanks a lot !!!

  16. Ashwin

    Excellent Suggestion!!

  17. Varadarajan G
    Varadarajan G

    Great!!! This post helped me a lot for our setup.


  18. Martin Moores
    Martin Moores

    Have been looking to do a similar task with a digital photoframe I am setting up, running a update program every hour. The only problem with this method is, if the PC/laptop is not on at 00:01 for example, then it will not run until the next 00:01, it will not run every hour. Bit of a pain!

  19. Chris Collins
    Chris Collins

    Nice, Exactly what I was looking for. You helped me out quite a bit.

  20. Peter Mularien
    Peter Mularien

    Thanks, I was looking for information on how to do this. It's unfortunate that the terrible command-line tool doesn't allow this degree of flexibility :(

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