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Can I use Win 7 Task Scheduler to run a program on shutdown?

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I know how to have Task Scheduler run a program.  Can I set it to run a program on shutdown, and then shutdown the system when the program completes?  Better yet, can I set Task Scheduler to run a program on shutdown, but only on certain days of the week and only after a chosen time of day?  I'd prefer to avoid using scripts.  Thanks.
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becraig, I don't think you can combine /SC ONEVENT with /D. The Wizard definitely does not allow that.
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That is the point I am making Qlemo in the little bit of chatter beneath it:
First what if the task is set to trigger on the day at the time but no shutdown event is sent ?
Or an event is sent but the time and day criteria are not met ?

Simply stating that the options exist but would not work as expected due to the absence of conditional logic.

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Thanks, everyone!  I think I'll go with a simple shutdown task/script and ignore date and time.  One more question: Task Scheduler will run the program, "xyz.exe."  However, doing so opens the program, but does not actually run it by, for example, clicking "run."  Is there a parameter or something that I can add to the exe or Task Scheduler to make it open the program and invoke "run," so that the program actually accomplished its mission?
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Of course Task Scheduler runs the application. Are talking about a GUI?
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Thanks everyone.  Yes, the program is a GUI.  I'm in touch with the publisher to see whether I can add a parameter or something so that the opens and runs.

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