Windows 7 makes many things simpler and one of them which I would really like is the Task Scheduler feature. Task Scheduler in Windows 7 helps you to perform automation of tasks which can be run on regular intervals or can be schedule to run Daily, Weekly or on the Monthly basis.
Using Task Scheduler in Windows 7 we can start a program, Send an Email or display a message. One thing I used to perform in my dev system regularly is manually restarting ColdFusion server on a daily basis with this batch script.
Let see how we can utilize the Task Scheduler in Windows 7 to automate this process.
That's it we have done scheduling it and 'm sure many of us are using this feature already but if you're not then don't wait it's really saves our time in doing these types of repetitive works.
It's better but still not as reliable as cron. :) I still occasionally get inconsistent results. 99% of the time the tasks run but there is that 1% when things don't fire which always troubles me.
Completely Agree and Cron is the best for scheduling things but Windows 7 Schedule task is 100% better when comparing to Windows XP.
I prefer VisualCron, http://www.visualcron.com, for scheduling. You can do many things that cannot be done in the built in scheduler. Like calling web services and methods in assemblies.
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