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Scheduler Main Window

The Scheduler allows you to schedule tasks or programs under Windows 7 64 bits or Windows 2008 Server.

The Scheduler is a Windows 7/2008 service, and so you must have administrator rights to install it. Scheduler cannot be installed using Remote desktop but you can set up tasks using Remote desktop.

Once you have installed it, you can start the Scheduler by clicking Start|Programs|WinTask x64|Scheduler. A message tells you that the service WTScheduler is not started. Click Yes to start it.

If the Scheduler has already been started, a red circle icon with a clock inside is present in the system tray. Click the icon to display the Scheduler main window or select Start|Programs|WinTask x64|Scheduler

On the left of the Scheduler main window, the "Service status" field displays whether the service WTScheduler (the Scheduler) is started (green traffic light) or not (red traffic light).

Four buttons are available on the left :

Starts/Stops the Service : Starts the WTScheduler service (or stops it if it is started).

Application log: Opens the Event Log ; all the Scheduler actions are written into this log. The events which are written include "The service is started", "The service is stopped", "The task xxx has been launched", "The delayed task xxx is launched because an other task was running when it should have been launched", "The task xxx has been asked to be launched immediately", "The task xxx has been abnormally ended", "The task xxx has been ended with an error", "The task xxx has been tried to end", "The task xxx has been forced to end", "Impossible to open the session for an interactive task (invalid session parameters)".

Services control panel: Displays the Windows 7/2008 Services control panel.

New task: Creates a new task in the Scheduler task list. The Task properties dialog is displayed.

The status bar on the bottom of the window displays the current time, the current date and when the next task will be launched by the Scheduler.

The main window displays the task list. The "Status" field displays the Active/Deactivate status of the task. The "Running" field indicates if the task is currently running. The "Name" field displays the name of the task. The "Command" field displays the name of the .EXE or the .ROB that the task launches. The "Frequency" field displays how often the task is to be launched. The "Next run" field tells when the task runs next time. The "last run result" field gives the result of the previous run, if an error code is reported, you can see the meaning of the error code in Scheduler error codes. The "last run" field tells at what time the previous run occurred.

You can hide/display the different columns by right clicking one of the column label.

Double-clicking a line displays the properties of the selected task. A right-click displays a contextual menu with the same options as the Tasks menu.

Click the Scheduler options tab to set Scheduler parameters.

See also

Using Windows Task Scheduler
Scheduler Defining Task Properties
Scheduler Defining Task Properties, Schedule tab
Scheduler Defining Task Properties, Security tab
Scheduler Email Notification
Scheduler Options
Scheduler Error Codes
Why my Scheduled Task did not Run