SCHTASKS /Create /?: Enables an administrator to create scheduled tasks on a local or remote systems.

... The examples for the command "SCHTASKS /Create /?"
... "SCHTASKS /Create /?" Excerpt from Microsoft Windows Help
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The examples for the command "SCHTASKS /Create /?"

Here are examples of using the `SCHTASKS /Create` command to create a scheduled task: Example 1: Create a simple scheduled task:

SCHTASKS /Create /SC DAILY /TN "MyTask" /TR "C:\Path\To\Script.bat" /ST 12:00

This command creates a daily scheduled task named "MyTask" that runs the batch script "C:\Path\To\Script.bat" every day at 12:00 p.m. Example 2: Create a scheduled task with specific credentials:

SCHTASKS /Create /SC WEEKLY /D MON /TN "Weekly Report" /TR "C:\Path\To\Report.exe" /ST 08:00 /RU "Username" /RP "Password"

Here, a weekly scheduled task called "Weekly Report" is created that runs the program "C:\Path\To\Report.exe" every Monday at 8:00 a.m. The credentials (`username` and `password`) are specified. Example 3: Create a scheduled task on a remote computer:

SCHTASKS /Create /S "RemoteComputer" /U "AdminUser" /P "AdminPassword" /SC MONTHLY /D 15 /TN "Monthly Report" /TR "C:\Path\To\MonthlyReport.exe" /ST 18:00

Here a monthly scheduled task named Monthly Report is created on the remote computer RemoteComputer. The task runs the program "C:\Path\To\MonthlyReport.exe" on the 15th of each month at 6:00 p.m. The credentials for execution on the remote computer are specified. Hints: - The parameters like `/SC` (Schedule), `/TN` (Task Name), `/TR` (Task Run), `/ST` (Start Time), `/RU` (Run As User), ` /RP` (Run As Password) may vary depending on specific requirements. Use `SCHTASKS/?` for a complete list of options and parameters. - Make sure you have sufficient permissions to create scheduled tasks, especially if you provide credentials. - Credentials should be handled carefully to comply with security guidelines.

"SCHTASKS /Create /?" Excerpt from Microsoft Windows Help

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SCHTASKS /Create [/S system [/U username [/P password]]]
    [/RU username [/RP password]] /SC schedule [/MO modifier] [/D day]
    [/I idletime] /TN taskname /TR taskrun [/ST starttime] [/M months]
    [/SD startdate] [/ED enddate]

    Enables an administrator to create scheduled tasks on a local or
    remote systems. 

Parameter List:
    /S           system            Specifies the remote system to
                                   connect to. If omitted the system
                                   parameter defaults to the local

    /U           username          Specifies the user context under
                                   which the command should execute.

    /P           password          Specifies the password for the given
                                   user context.

    /RU          username          Specifies the user account (user 
                                   context) under which the task runs.
                                   For the system account, valid values 
                                   are "", "NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM" or

    /RP          password          Specifies the password for the user.
                                   To prompt for the password, the value
                                   must be either "*" or none.
                                   Password will not effect for the
                                   system account.

    /SC          schedule          Specifies the schedule frequency.
                                   Valid schedule types: MINUTE, HOURLY,
                                   DAILY, WEEKLY, MONTHLY, ONCE,
                                   ONSTART, ONLOGON, ONIDLE.

    /MO          modifier          Refines the schedule type to allow 
                                   finer control over schedule
                                   recurrence. Valid values are listed 
                                   in the "Modifiers" section below.

    /D           days              Specifies the day of the week to run
                                   the task. Valid values: MON, TUE,
                                   WED, THU, FRI, SAT, SUN and for
                                   MONTHLY schedules 1 - 31 (days of the

    /M           months            Specifies month(s) of the year.
                                   Defaults to the first day of the
                                   month. Valid values: JAN, FEB, MAR,
                                   APR, MAY, JUN, JUL, AUG, SEP, OCT,
                                   NOV, DEC.

    /I           idletime          Specifies the amount of idle time to 
                                   wait before running a scheduled 
                                   ONIDLE task.
                                   Valid range: 1 - 999 minutes.

    /TN          taskname          Specifies a name which uniquely
                                   identifies this scheduled task.

    /TR          taskrun           Specifies the path and file name of
                                   the program to be run by this
                                   scheduled task.
                                   Example: C:\windows\system32\calc.exe

    /ST          starttime         Specifies the time to run the task.
                                   The time format is HH:MM:SS (24 hour
                                   time) for example, 14:30:00 for 
                                   2:30 PM.

    /SD          startdate         Specifies the first date on which the
                                   task runs. The format is 

    /ED          enddate           Specifies the last date when the task
                                   should run. The format is

    /?                             Displays this help/usage.

Modifiers: Valid values for the /MO switch per schedule type:
    MINUTE:  1 - 1439 minutes.
    HOURLY:  1 - 23 hours.
    DAILY:   1 - 365 days.
    WEEKLY:  weeks 1 - 52.
    ONCE:    No modifiers.
    ONSTART: No modifiers.
    ONLOGON: No modifiers.
    ONIDLE:  No modifiers.
    MONTHLY: 1 - 12, or 

    SCHTASKS /Create /S system /U user /P password /RU runasuser 
             /RP runaspassword /SC HOURLY /TN rtest1 /TR notepad 
    SCHTASKS /Create /S system /U domain\user /P password /SC MINUTE
             /MO 5 /TN rtest2 /TR calc.exe /ST 12:00:00 
             /SD 10/20/2001 /ED 10/20/2001 /RU runasuser /RP 
    SCHTASKS /Create /SC MONTHLY /MO first /D SUN /TN game 
             /TR c:\windows\system32\freecell
    SCHTASKS /Create /S system /U user /P password /RU runasuser
             /RP runaspassword /SC WEEKLY /TN test1 /TR notepad.exe
    SCHTASKS /Create /S system /U domain\user /P password /SC MINUTE
             /MO 5 /TN test2 /TR c:\windows\system32\notepad.exe 
             /ST 18:30:00 /RU runasuser /RP *
    SCHTASKS /Create /SC MONTHLY /MO first /D SUN /TN cell 
             /TR c:\windows\system32\freecell /RU runasuser

Important information, tips for the "SCHTASKS /Create /?" command

There are some important considerations and points to note when using the `SCHTASKS /Create` command: ### Permissions: 1. Task logging: Check the logs of your scheduled tasks to ensure they are running properly. This can be helpful in identifying problems. 2. Periodic Check: Regularly check your scheduled tasks, especially after system updates or changes, to ensure they are working properly. 3. Time Format: Make sure the times and schedules are formatted correctly. Incorrect time specifications can lead to unexpected behavior. 4. Parameter combinations: Some parameters are related to each other. Make sure the combination of parameters makes sense and produces the desired results. 5. Time vs. Time Interval: Note the difference between specifying a specific time (`/ST`) and a time interval (`/ET`). Clarify what type of schedule is appropriate for your planned task. 6. Scheduled task permissions: Make sure that the user executing `SCHTASKS /Create` has the required permissions for the scheduled task. In particular, if you specify credentials (`/RU` and `/RP`), these users must have the necessary permissions. 7. Understanding the parameters: Take the time to read the documentation (`SCHTASKS /?`) to understand the various parameters and their effects. 8. Admin Rights: Creating scheduled tasks requires administrator rights. Make sure you open Command Prompt as an administrator. 9. Program or script dependencies: If your scheduled task depends on external programs or scripts, ensure that the environment variables, paths and dependencies are configured properly. 10. Backup of Tasks: If necessary, create backups of your scheduled task configuration for quick restore in the event of a problem. It is important to use the `SCHTASKS /Create` command carefully, especially when used on production systems. Unwanted changes to scheduled tasks can result in unexpected behavior.

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