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Schtasks command line tool on Windows XP

This post show you a not-so-utilized command line tool called “Schtasks,” that enables an administrator to create, delete, query, change, run, and end Scheduled Tasks on your local or remote system on Windows XP. Let’s check out its options and some examples:

Query a remote system to display its scheduled tasks:

Create a scheduled task locally that runs Notepad daily at 10:00AM:

To start the above task then confirm that it is running, type this:

Finally, to delete this scheduled task even though it is running, type this:

Additional Resources: · Schtasks on XP · How to use Schtasks.exe to Schedule Tasks in Windows Server 2003 · Schtasks on MSDN · Schtasks on TechNet

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