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Administering: Windows Server® 2008 Server Core by John Paul Mueller

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Chapter 8. Performing Task Automation

Using batch files or scripts represents one level of automation. You can issue a single command and expect a number of things to take place. In addition, you don't have to remember all of those arcane command line switches. However, you still have to be present at your desk to execute the command. Executing the batch file or script manually isn't such a big deal when you aren't doing anything that will interrupt anyone else, but staying the weekend so you can execute a command is undesirable to say the least. That's where the Task Scheduler comes into play. You can use the Task Scheduler to execute reliable batch files or scripts automatically. In essence, you're asking your computer to do the work for you—imagine ...

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