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Trying to understand some details of the Task Manager? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm creating a how-to document showing co-workers how to create a popup reminder box in the Task Manager. Using an online tutorial and some guesswork, I created one on my PC that works fine so far. Possibly relevant to these questions: In our office, most users just lock the screen when they leave at 5 pm. They don't log off. Most do shut down their PCs for the weekend.

    However, there were things I wasn't really clear about, and I want to ask before we start creating this reminder on each PC (based on my first effort).
    1- In the General tab, what value is supposed to go in the field named Location? I left it with the default backslash.
    2 - In the New Trigger tab, what's the purpose of the check box named "Stop task if it runs longer than:"? My original test version used 3 days, but I'm concerned that might mean that if it starts on Monday morning, it'll quit on Wednesday.
    3 - In the Settings tab, what's the purpose of the check box similarly-named "Stop the task if it runs longer than:"? Same issue as above.
    Tuesday, December 20, 2011 6:35 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

     

    I assume that you are talking about Task Scheduler. Please refer the following article to get a deep insight of Task Scheduler:

     

    General Task Properties


    Alex Zhao

    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Cloud_TS Friday, December 30, 2011 6:32 AM
    Wednesday, December 21, 2011 6:59 AM

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  • I suggest the best way for you to do this would to actually make a task on the computer or even better a program which can do this for you.

    You could try a piece of software which does this for you.

    It is only a suggestion.


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    Wednesday, December 21, 2011 3:56 AM
  • Hi,

     

    I assume that you are talking about Task Scheduler. Please refer the following article to get a deep insight of Task Scheduler:

     

    General Task Properties


    Alex Zhao

    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Cloud_TS Friday, December 30, 2011 6:32 AM
    Wednesday, December 21, 2011 6:59 AM