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Restoring Windows Scheduled Tasks (Windows 2003 Server)

Posted on 2006-07-14
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Last Modified: 2012-08-13
How can we export the Windows scheduled tasks(Windows Server 2003) and restore them afterwards in case the server becomes unavailable.

I need a mechanism or script to capture the information/details of the Windows scheduled tasks such that we can reproduce them.
Question by:dcanlas
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ded9 earned 375 total points
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You can use explorer to copy the Tasks. Explore to c:\winnt\tasks and you can drag and drop it to another mapped machine. Alternatively can copy the jobs using the copy command at a dos prompt. The jobs have the suffix .job and exist in the c:\winnt\tasks directory

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To ded9,

Will it work on Windows 2003 server? How about a script to capture or export information/details of the windows scheduled task?

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It must work. Give it a shot

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Why c grade dcanlas


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We're basically looking for a script or a mechanism (automated one). to do the exporting.

Thanks anyway..

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