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Manage Vista's Scheduled Tasks Remotely from XP?

Posted on 2007-12-05
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Title pretty much explains it..

I need a way to modify Vista's Scheduled Tasks remotely from a XP machine.  I googled around and didn't see anything.  In XP you were able to see the Scheduled tasks as a share.. anyone know of anything like this in Vista?
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to manage xp from xp, I used schtasks.exe. xp's schtasks however cannot modify vista. But maybe you can use vista's schtasks.exe on xp to modify vista. Haven't tried yet.
...or...of course just share vista's c:\windows\tasks - then you can edit the .job-files - works.
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hmm, will check it and get back..
thanks for that
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Thanks..
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Just a note to all:  

Schtasks.exe is a command line util for XP.  
Vista uses a MMC snap-in that does not run on XP, but you can control the Scheduled Tasks on a remote computer with it from another Vista machine.
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I know this post is quite old but I figured I would post a way of making it work.  This problem occurs in both Vista and Server 2008 when attempting to access schedule tasks in XP.
What I did was copy two files (Schtasks.exe and Schedsvc.dll) that are both in the Windows\System32 folder and placed them in a new folder on the Vista or Server 2008 box.  Then I could call that file from a command prompt and access the tasks on the XP box.  This worked perfectly for me.

Hope this helps someone else.

Mike
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by:ibidata
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Any way to do this vice versa.  Manage tasks in Windows Server 2008 with Windows XP?
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ibidata, this is not vice versa, this is the same as the original posting. So my answer would still be the same.
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