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Remotely monitor and start Windows scheduled tasks

Windows has the option to connect the Task Scheduler GUI to another computer, however a lesser known command line interface command "SCHTASKS" is also available to manage scheduled tasks on a remote server.

View scheduled tasks, Next Run Time, Folder and the Status on a remote machine

For example to view the scheduled tasks on the server nlaaldc1 use this command line interface command:
SCHTASKS /query /s nlaaldc1 /u van_Soest.local\administrator
Warning: A Windows domain name can not contain an underscore "_" according to these standards. The underscore is used in these examples as a spam counter measure.
You will get this password prompt: "Please enter the run as password for administrator:". If you want to script this, there is also a "/P password" option

Run a scheduled task on a remote machine

To run the scheduled task <Job> on the server nlaaldc1 use this command line interface command:
SCHTASKS /run /S nlaaldc1 /u van_Soest.local\administrator /tn "<folder>\<job>"
The <folder> is the folder name as shown in the query.

Configure a new scheduled task

The command SCHTASKS even has an option to create a new scheduled task on a machine. The many parameters are:
SCHTASKS /Create [/S system [/U username [/P [password]]]]
    [/RU username [/RP password]] /SC schedule [/MO modifier] [/D day]
    [/M months] [/I idletime] /TN taskname /TR taskrun [/ST starttime]
    [/RI interval] [ {/ET endtime | /DU duration} [/K] [/XML xmlfile] [/V1]]
    [/SD startdate] [/ED enddate] [/IT | /NP] [/Z] [/F] [/HRESULT]
To read the full parameterlist description just use:
SCHTASKS /Create /?
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Topic created  :  01-05-2017
Topic last edited  :  01-05-2017

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