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Windows 8 In Depth by Paul McFedries, Brian Knittel

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Task Scheduler

Windows Task Scheduler is an automation tool that lets you specify programs to be run automatically at specified dates and times and on certain events such as system startup, users logging on, and even the occurrence of any event that can be logged in the Event Viewer.

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When Task Scheduler runs a task as a different user than the one currently logged on, the logged-on user cannot see or interact with the program. Be sure that scheduled tasks can operate without user input and exit cleanly when they’ve done their work. And keep in mind that once an application or service is running, even if it was launched through a scheduled ...

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