How to start a schedule task from remote computer.

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Colin Han, Jul 25, 2007.

  1. Colin Han

    Colin Han Guest

    Now, in vista. We can not show the "Task Scheduler" folder of a remote
    computer in Windows Explorer. I understood that is from secure reason.
    But I want start a remote process. Task Scheduler is a good way. I can not
    use it in vista. Have another way?
     
    Colin Han, Jul 25, 2007
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  2. Now, in vista. We can not show the "Task Scheduler" folder of a remote

    Hi Colin,

    The Task Scheduler on one computer, can connect to the Scheduler service on
    a remote computer. This way, you can define tasks on a remote computer using
    the Task Scheduler Management Console.

    When you run Task Scheduler, go to the Action menu on the menu bar. The
    first item on that menu is "Connect to another computer". Enter the name or
    IP address of the remote computer (and user credentials, if necessary) and
    hit OK. It will take a second or two to connect. Then you will see two sets
    of tasks in Task Scheduler - one called "(local)" for the local machine, and
    one with the name of the remote computer.

    By default, the Vista Windows Firewall blocks remote administration -
    including remote task scheduling. You need to adjust the firewall on the
    remote computer, to allow incoming remote administration requests. After
    that, it should work.

    Let us know how you get on ...
     
    Andrew McLaren, Jul 25, 2007
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  3. Colin Han

    PaulB Guest

    Is this true for Home Premium?
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    Paul


     
    PaulB, Jul 25, 2007
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  4. Colin Han

    noaim Guest

    yes

     
    noaim, Jul 25, 2007
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  5. Colin Han

    Colin Han Guest

    Thanks for you help. It's so helpful.

    Now, I can connecte to other system that runing Vista OS. But I can not
    connect to a computer that runing XP.

    Do I have other choice? Thanks.
     
    Colin Han, Jul 25, 2007
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  6. Now, I can connecte to other system that runing Vista OS. But I can not
    To configure scheduled taks on an XP machine, I think you need to work the
    same as you would, if you had 2 XP machines.

    On XP, you can schedule a task directly on another machine by using the
    "schtasks" command at a command line. This command also works on Vista.

    Run the command "schtasks /create /?" to see the syntax to create a
    scheduled task. Use the "/S" parameter to specific a remote machine to
    create the task on. There is more info here:

    http://www.microsoft.com/resources/.../xp/all/proddocs/en-us/schtasks.mspx?mfr=true

    Scheduled Tasks are stored as *.job files in C:\Windows\Tasks. On XP you can
    share this folder, and then delete or copy the *.job files directly, to
    manipulate jobs on that machine.

    On XP there is no GUI tool to create Scheduled Jobs on a remote machine; you
    have to use the command line.

    Hope it helps,
     
    Andrew McLaren, Jul 25, 2007
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