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Maybe a dumb question... and maybe in the wrong forum.

I've got an ASP script I've written ... and I need it to run about every 1 or 5 minutes.  Is the only way to do this a scheduled task to open a specified file?  Or is there a fancier way to run this without doing that?

Thanks so much.
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BeamerCola

If you want it free then yes, use control panel\scheduled tasks or look at the AT.EXE command (does the same thing)

If the ASP script runs on a web server, then you could add a META REDIRECT page header to the top of it and have it call itself after 5 minutes - which would do the same thing.


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JamesDS
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What are my paid options?  And how much?

Thanks so much
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BeamerCola
There are a number of scheduling options. You can look at specific dedicated schedulers, but these are largely the same as the AT command system and are cheap. You can run scripts using monitoring tools, such as Microsoft Operations Manager and BMC patrol - very expensive and overkill for most smaller installations.


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Is it possible to build like a Service or something that does it for me?  I guess what I'm trying to steer away from is having this on the web, and then just opening the browser window to run it.  I'd like for the server to actually run it itself outside of IIS .... if that's even possible.
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If its an ASP script then it requires a web server by definition - "Active Server Page".

If its a bit of VB with an ASP/HTML wrapper then it can be converted and run as a VBScript using cscript.EXE or wscript.exe

My advice is convert it to a bit of pure VBScript/JScript and run it using the Task Scheduler service - it will then run in the same way as a service would - almost.

If you want it to be a pure service you will need to look at SRVANY.EXE and SC.EXE from the resource kit. But even if you turn it into a service it will still need converting to pure VBScript/JScript and it will still ned scheduling so you haven't really solved your problem.

Cheers

JamesDS
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Alright I'll just go ahead and use it through IIS.  I appreciate all your help.

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Welcome, glad to help

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