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Advanced Task Scheduler Overview

This video demonstrates how to download and install Advanced Task Scheduler Professional software.

This video demonstrates how to create scheduled task that plays a video with Windows Media Player. The task will start from Monday to Friday at 6PM.

This video demonstrates how to create scheduled task that runs on the hidden desktop even when no user is logged on into the system. The task will copy file daily at 12AM.

Working with tasks

Creating new task
To create new scheduled task: select the Add Task Wizard command from the Tasks menu or click the button Add Task Wizard on the toolbar. This opens the wizard that helps you to set up a scheduled task. Alternatively, you can select the Add Task command from the Tasks menu or click the button Add Task on the toolbar. This opens the dialog window with properties of the new task to be scheduled. Select the task type and its automatic start time, and then click the OK button to save the task or click the Cancel button to cancel creating new task.

Removing scheduled tasks
To delete scheduled task: select the Remove task(s) command from the Tasks menu or click the button Remove task on the toolbar. You will be prompted for confirmation of the deletion and, if confirmed, the task will be removed from the list. Scheduled tasks can also be removed automatically after their schedule time has expired. To activate this feature: in the task properties window select the options Do not schedule task after this date and Remove task if it must no longer be run and enter the date, after which the task should no longer be run. The task will be deleted from the list automatically once its schedule period has expired.

Modifying task properties
To modify scheduled task’s properties: select the Task properties command from the Tasks menu or click the Task properties button on the toolbar. Also, to open scheduled task properties, you can simply press ENTER on the selected task. The dialog window with scheduled task’s properties can be opened directly on the Schedule tab if you select the Task schedule properties command from the Tasks menu or click the button Task schedule properties on the toolbar.

Executing scheduled tasks
To execute a scheduled task: select the Run task(s) now command from the Tasks menu or click the button Run task now on the toolbar.

Copying scheduled tasks
You can duplicate, copy to clipboard, cut to clipboard and paste from clipboard scheduled tasks using the appropriate commands from the Tasks menu.

Exporting scheduled tasks
To export scheduled tasks: select the Export command from the File menu in the appeared window select the Export scheduled task(s) option and click OK.

Create a scheduled task with Advanced Task Scheduler

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Main window
Working with groups
Task properties
Shortcut properties
Schedule properties
User account options
Standby/hibernate options
Execution log

Working with groups

Creating new group
To create new group: select the Add group command from the Groups menu. In the appeared window enter a name for the new group and click OK.

Removing group
To delete group: select the Remove group command from the Groups menu. You will be prompted for confirmation of the deletion and, if confirmed, the group with all enclosed tasks and groups will be removed.

Modifying a group
To rename group: select the Rename group command from the Groups menu. In the appeared window enter a new name for the group and click OK.

Copying a group
You can duplicate, copy to clipboard, cut to clipboard and paste from clipboard groups using the appropriate commands from the Groups menu.

Exporting a group
To export a group: select the Export command from the File menu in the appeared window select the Export selected group option and click OK.

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Main window
Working with tasks

Main window

The main program window consists of two tabs: Current User and All Users.

The Current User tab contains the tasks that are only used when Advanced Task Scheduler is running and the user is logged on. This tab enables users to create their own individual tasks. If you are the system administrator, use this tab to create and manage your own personal tasks or tasks that do not require OS privileges. If you are not the administrator or are using Windows 9x/ME, you can use this tab only.

The All Users tab contains the tasks that are always active, regardless of the user that is currently logged on and even when no users are logged on at all. To schedule tasks for all users, you need to install the Advanced Task Scheduler Service. It can be installed by pressing the Install Service button on the Service tab of the Preferences window. Only system administrators can create and modify tasks for all users. Use this tab for tasks that require OS privileges or in cases when you want these tasks to be active regardless of the users currently working in the system.

Each tab contains the list of groups and the list of scheduled tasks from the selected group, which can be viewed as one of the following: Large Icons, Small Icons, List and Details. When the Details view mode is selected, each item appears in its own line with advanced information spread out by the columns. The advanced information includes the following six columns:

Name Task name.
Task type Task type (Launch application, Display message, etc.)
Schedule type Detailed description of schedule type.
Schedule period Period of time, when the task is allowed to be scheduled.
Last start time Date and time when the task was last run.
Last start status Status of the last task was start.
Next start time Date and time when the task will be run next time.

This window enables you to print, export and import task lists, create new groups and tasks, as well as to modify, copy, duplicate, delete and run existing tasks.

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Working with groups
Working with tasks

   
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Current Version: 4.5.0.616
The following prices are based on a single order:
Basic Edition 32 and 64-bit$ 39.95 USD
Professional Edition 32 and 64-bit$ 59.95 USD
Network Edition 32 and 64-bit$ 149.95 USD
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.:Requirements
Computer: Minimum required by operating system you are running.
Disk Space: Under 30 MB
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 32-bit or 64-bit.
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