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Command Line switch for Scheduled Tasks

by Sageth / March 5, 2004 5:14 AM PST

I've been searching around for this for quite some time and I am unable to find anything. I'm trying to find a command line or a registry entry that controls what shows in the Task Scheduler. I'm trying to create a scheduled task that "automatically" reboots a Windows 9x machine (this is done). We would then link this file to a scheduled task to fire at, say, 4:00 AM. We have found no easy way to implement this. Any ideas?

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Adding tasks to Task Scheduler
by Kees Bakker / March 5, 2004 5:45 AM PST
http://www.iopus.com/guides/winscheduler.htm shows an example of how to add your own tasks (in their case: running their programs, in your case start a batchfile or program to reboot).

I read "Click the program you want Windows to run. To see more programs, click Browse". And I see a Browse button.
The program would be highly unuseful if it were limited to files in c:\windows only. And rather cumbersome if you should need undocumented registry entries or command line tools to extend the list.

What's wrong here?


Kees
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Re:Adding tasks to Task Scheduler
by Sageth / March 5, 2004 6:18 AM PST

We're looking to distribute this on a large number of PC's. We were looking for a way to have a batch file of some sort to add a scheduled task to the task scheduler via a command prompt. I am aware of how to do it otherwise. Sorry if my previous post was unclear

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Reverse engineer it.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 5, 2004 6:34 AM PST

Look up REGMON and FILEMON on Google. Use these tools to see what file/registry entries are used when you add a task. Now write a program that does this.

Bob

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See if you might be happy with this...
by Edward ODaniel / March 6, 2004 5:10 AM PST
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