Schtasks.exe console tool helps you create, delete, query, change, run, and end scheduled tasks on a local or remote computer. Running Schtasks.exe without arguments displays the list of each registered task, the Next Run Time and the Status for each task.
To launch a Scheduled Task item manually, open a Command Prompt window and type:
Replace the text <task name> with the actual name of the task.
If the task name is Sync Files, run the following command:
The Schtasks.exe can also take remote computer name as a parameter.
|/S||system||Specifies the remote computer to connect to. If omitted, the system parameter defaults to the local computer.|
|/U||username||Specifies the user context under which Schtasks.exe should run.|
|/P||password||Specifies the password for the given user context. If omitted, Schtasks.exe prompts the user for input.|
|/TN||taskname||Specifies the name of the scheduled task to run.|
|/?||Help for Schtasks.exe||Displays Help for Schtasks.exe.|
For other uses of Schtasks.exe, see Schtasks.exe documentation at the MSDN site.
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