Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008: Task Scheduler Changes - Part 2

In Part 1 on the new Task Scheduler for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, we discussed the new User Interface, Triggers and Task Conditions.  This post will discuss Flexible Actions and Triggers, Security and Reliability.  So, let’s get started … For flexible actions and triggers, prior to Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, a task was […]

In Part 1 on the new Task Scheduler for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, we discussed the new User Interface, Triggers and Task Conditions.  This post will discuss Flexible Actions and Triggers, Security and Reliability.  So, let’s get started …

For flexible actions and triggers, prior to Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, a task was launched based on a single trigger and that job could only include one action.  One of the most common scenarios we encounter is a task that launches a script that launches another script and so on – and somewhere inside all of these nested and linked scripts, a failure occurs.  With the new changes, this scenario is mitigated.  Multiple triggers can now be attached to any given task.  For example, a given error condition might be indicated only if three different events occur.  An administrator can easily define a task that will launch only if all three of these events occur.

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