To install an additional language you need to download a language file, unpack it to the subfolder "lngfiles" in the folder where Advanced Task Scheduler is installed and restart Advanced Task Scheduler. Then you can select installed language from Options / Language menu. English US (19 KB) Download French (26 KB) Download Brazilian portuguese (25 KB) Download […]

Advanced Task Scheduler’s SQLite database

Advanced Task Scheduler Online Manual: Troubleshooting: Advanced Task Scheduler's SQLite database

Scheduled Tasks location and upgrade compatibility

Advanced Task Scheduler 5.0 and later stores its settings and scheduled tasks in the SQLite database file. You can find storage location, files and upgrade compatibility in the table below: Product Edition User Registry key Directory Default directory File Upgrade compatibility Advanced Task Scheduler version 5.0 and later Basic Current User HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Southsoftware\AdvScheduler Value of "SettingsDir" […]


This shortcut type allows executing a SQL Query via ODBC data source (Professional and Network Editions only). If a query is a SELECT statement that returns a set of rows as output, the output will be saved in the execution log. The number of rows will be returned in the Exit code. The number of […]

IE Automation

This shortcut type allows automating Internet Explorer (Professional and Network Editions only). The automation is performed by executing series of commands against the document opened in the Internet Explorer. Edit Edit selected command. Insert Insert a new command. Up Move selected command up. Down Move selected command down. Delete Delete selected command. Options Display options […]

Holiday properties

In Advanced Task Scheduler Professional and Network Editions it is possible to run a task on work days, non-work days or holidays. Generally, there are two ways no define a holiday in Advanced Task Scheduler: specify fixed dates or allow Advanced Task Scheduler to calculate date of a holiday using common techniques such as first/second/etc. […]

Public key and Certificate authentication

Advanced Task Scheduler 4.2 and later supports public key and SSL Certificate authentication in HTTPS, FTPS and SFTP operations. You can enable these options when you are editing an HTTP or FTP shortcut type in the Task properties window. This section describes the format of the key files. SFTP public key The key file should […]

Command line tool

Advanced Task Scheduler comes with a command line task execution tool. You can create tasks in the "Shortcut properties" window as well as use this tool. The command line tool is located in the Advanced Task Scheduler installation folder and is named advscheduler_commander.exe, advscheduler_procmd.exe (Professional Edition) or advscheduler_netcmd.exe (Network Edition). It is recommended to run […]

Service Running as System Account Fails Accessing Network

By default, Advanced Task Scheduler service is registered to run as the system user (the LOCAL SYSTEM account). Generally, the default service account, LOCAL SYSTEM, has full privilege on the local machine but NO PRIVILEGE on a remote system. So any request to access a remote resource like your files will fail. If you need […]

System automatically enters sleep after waking from sleep

Windows Vista and later versions of Windows go back to sleep or hibernate automatically after a specified period of time if you do not touch the mouse or keyboard. The default time is set to 120 seconds. To change that value, open the REGEDIT tool, then select the following key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\PowerSettings\238C9FA8-0AAD-41ED-83F4-97BE242C8F20\7bc4a2f9-d8fc-4469-b07b-33eb785aaca0\DefaultPowerSchemeValues The DefaultPowerSchemeValues key contains […]

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