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Name A Scheduled Task From The Command Line or Batch File

Posted on 2011-03-04
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I have a batch file that I run on several servers to schedule a task:

at 12:00 /Every:F C:\clean_n_defrag.bat

The name of the task ends up being At1 (or At2, At3, etc depending on the names of existing jobs)

Using the above AT command, is there a way for me to establish the name of the task as it is created?

If not, is there something I can run next that will rename and existing task? (In this case, renaming At1 to something like "Weekly Cleanup and Defrag)

Thanks
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Question by:pbhcpa
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Nevermind. I found that it is stored as C:\Windows\Tasks\At1.job

I just had to use REN in the batch file.
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by:Paul MacDonald
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There doesn't appear to be:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/313565
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by:pbhcpa
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Yeah I read that article. Ended up just using this:

at 12:00 /Every:F C:\clean_n_defrag.bat
ren c:\windows\tasks\At1.job "Cleanup and Defrag.job"

This gave me the results I needed. Thanks for posting the article link though. It will help someone down the road.
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by:Paul MacDonald
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Are you sure that will work?  If you rename the job, will Windows be able to find it?
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by:pbhcpa
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Yes. Done it on 5 servers without issue.
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