Create a Scheduled Task Using Command Prompt

Dear All,

Using schtasks command i have created a windows scheduled task and it is working fine for the single parameter.
Now i need to create a task with multiple arguments.
For example: My task should run monthly, Sunday of First and Second week.
I was trying something like this but it is giving error.
schtasks /create /tn "mytask" /tr Myapp.exe /sc monthly /mo FIRST,SECOND /d sun /m jan /st 15:00:00 /sd 25-07-2016 /ed 01-04-2035

Can anybody help on this issue.
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Bill PrewIT / Software Engineering ConsultantCommented:
I don't see a way to do that via the command line parms, tried several different approaches, although maybe there is an undocumented trick.

Another approach could be to build an XML file that meets your needs and then import that using the /XML option.  I would manually build the task via the GUI Task Scheduler, then export it to an XML so you can see the format, and then use that to import to create the task elsewhere.


Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
I agree, schtasks can only cope with a single schedule type. PowerShell should be able to create several triggers, though. But probably the XML approach is better, as a PS script can get complex. If you do not need much of dynamic changes to the task, I would use XML.
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Microsoft DOS

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.