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How to automatically and periodically run programs on windows

Hi,

I want to run a program  periodically on windows.

I seem to recall there was an OS feature (similar to UNIX "cron)that would schedule things automatically.

Thanks.

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Christopher Schene
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Christopher Schene
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AndyAinscowCommented:
At
Lists scheduled commands or schedules commands and programs to run on a computer at a specified time and date. The Schedule service must be running to use the at command.

at [\\computername] [[id] [/delete] | /delete [/yes]]

at [\\computername] time [/interactive] [/every:date[,...] | /next:date[,...]] command



you can see more in the 'help' from the windows menu
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Christopher ScheneSystem Engineer/Software EngineerAuthor Commented:
OK....let me try this. If succesful...you get the points.

Thanks.
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Christopher ScheneSystem Engineer/Software EngineerAuthor Commented:
It worked. Thanks.

One other question: Does this ervice exist on NT & 2000?
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AndyAinscowCommented:
As far as I know it does (I got the excerpt from the help on a Win 2000 PC).

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vinnyd79Commented:
Yes,it exists on NT as well.
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OnegaZhangCommented:
You can manage scheduled task via WMI class Win32_ScheduledTask
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