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Note: To manage windows tasks on a remote server you must have administrator privileges on the remote computer.
To create a Windows task
(Automation only) Click and continue with step 4.
|Name||Enter the new task name.|
|Location||Displays the task location.|
|Author||Displays the task author.|
|Description||Enter a description of the task.|
Select the following security options:
Select to make the task hidden.
Begin the task - Select the type of trigger. The options are: on a schedule, at log on, at startup, on idle, on an event, at task creation/modification, on connection to a user session, on disconnect from a user session, on workstation lock, on workstation unlock, and custom trigger.
Settings - Select the trigger frequency of occurrence. The options are: one time, daily, weekly, and monthly.
Advanced settings - Set the following:
|Edit||Select and edit task triggers.|
|Delete||Select and delete task triggers.|
Action - Select the type of action. The options are: start a program, custom handler, send an email, and display a message.
Settings - Select the following task action settings:
|Edit||Select and edit task actions.|
|Delete||Select and delete task actions.|
Select the following computer idle conditions relating to task operation.
Select the following power conditions relating to task operation.
Select the network conditions relating to task operation.
|Allow task to be run on demand||The selected task is run on demand. The default is selected.|
|Run task as soon as possible after a scheduled start if missed||Runs the selected task immediately. The default is not selected.|
|If the task fails, restart every||
Restart a failed task in a timely manner. The options are: 1 minute, 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 1 hour, and 2 hours. The default is not selected - immediately.
|Stop the task if it runs longer than||Stop the task from running after a set limit of time. The options are: 1 hour, 2 hours, 4 hours, 8 hours, 12 hours, 1 day, and 3 days. The default is selected - 3 days.|
|If the running task does not end when requested, force it to stop||Force the task to stop if it does not do so in the set time frame. The default is selected.|
|If the task is not scheduled to run again, delete it after||Delete the task if it is not scheduled to run again after a set amount of time. The options are: immediately, 30 days, 90 days, 180 days, 365 days. The default is not selected - immediately.|
|If the task is already running, then the following rule applies||If the task is running, use the drop-down to select the task instance rule. The options are: run a new instance in parallel, queue a new instance, do not start a new instance (default), and stop the existing instance.|
|From||Task beginning run time date and time. Use the drop-down calendar to select the from date. Use the arrows to select the from time. The default is the current date and time.|
|To||Task ending run time date and time. Use the drop-down calendar to select the from date. Use the arrows to select the from time. The default is the current date and time.|