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Microsoft® Windows Server 2003: Administrator’s Companion by Jason Gerend, Sharon Crawford, Charlie Russel

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Using Task Scheduler

It’s true that you could—and still can—schedule tasks using the AT command, as described later in this chapter, but Task Scheduler provides a graphical interface and is much easier to use. Tasks can be scheduled during off-hours to run repeatedly. The Task Scheduler service is started at bootup and runs in the background. To use Task Scheduler, open Control Panel, double-click the Scheduled Tasks folder, and then follow these steps:

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In the Scheduled Tasks window, double-click the Add Scheduled Task entry. This starts the Scheduled Task Wizard. Click Next.
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Select a program from the screen, or click Browse to locate another program. Click Next.
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Supply a name for the task, and then indicate how often you want it performed. ...

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