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how to automate a application in microsoft windows 7 in term of  for example if it is closed it runs automatically again without user intervention..how to do that.....
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One easy way would be to have a scheduled task that started the application if it's not already running, then have the task check periodically to see if it needs to start.
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but how would i make up a script which will keep on checking application not running and then will start the application ????


thanks
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Create a scheduled task that launched the application, if it's not already running.  Set the scheduled task to run every hour (or 30 minutes, or 5 minutes or whatever).  Then, if the application is shut down, the scheduled task will start it back up again.
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but if the application is not shutdown then  iwould it not be running two instances of applications ?....actually i happened to experience a windows 7 embedded operating system on touchsystem which was being used to access a website...so every time that webpage would remain open but the moments it is closed it is initiated again within 2 or 3 seconds................i don't how does it come to know that webpage is closed and then it opens up the program................
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You can specify the scheduled task run only if it's not running already.
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You can specify the scheduled task run only if it's not running already.  

As for the browser you mention, it's not possible for me to know how they accomplished that behavior.
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task scheduler only goes down for 1 mints time duration to open up the program if its not running already
but what if we want to specify the time in seconds..i tried but does not let me do it
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Sorry, can't help you.  Do you really think you need to check every few seconds to see if an application is running?  I presume so...
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YES actually we have a application running at remote locations and people use it to punch in and out to record their time of work ..on the basis of that they r paid so we want to keep it open every time possible
if i  get the option of 5 second time duration that would be awesome...
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So who's closing this program down?  

Can you contact the vendor and ask them if there's some way to keep the program from being closed?
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we found a way around it.which is a script  runs behind the scene and checks the program if down opens it up within 2 seconds...................
if some body needs iit i can dispatch it here

thanks for your comments
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What happens if someone kills the script?
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very rare chance of it..............................because task manager is disbaled  by us
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