Time controlled Autostart of Windows programs! In new Windows OS you can use SCHTASK to start programs at a certain time!
Start the cmd.exe and use the command "SCHTASK" in the combination of the program path to the program to be started!
Here are some examples of the time-controlled start of programs on the Windows computer with Windows 10 / 8.1 / 7. This command can be used with all other Windows operating systems: Server 2016/2012/2008 etc.
Start the cmd.exe as an administrator!
Hot tip on the at this point: ... ColorConsole!
Starting the program at 22:00 today.
Here in the example it is the Internet Explorer, which should be started at 22:00 clock!
Info: if it is after 22 o'clock, the program Start is executed the next day!
SchTasks /Create /SC ONCE /TN "The Task Name" /TR "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" /ST 22:00
SUCCESS: The scheduled task "The Task Name" has successfully been created.
If you also want to start Microsoft's WordPad at 22:02 2 minutes later :
SchTasks /Create /SC ONCE /TN "The Task Name2" /TR "C:\Program Files\Windows NT\Accessories\wordpad.exe" /ST 22:02
SUCCESS: The scheduled task "The Task Name2" has successfully been created.
The listing of the open commands goes through the simple input of "SchTasks" without arguments!
C:\>SchTasks Folder: \ TaskName Next Run Time Status ======================================== ====================== =============== The Task Name 9/25/2018 22:00:00 AM Ready The Task Name2 9/23/2018 22:02:00 PM Ready
Cancle the program Start:
C:\Windows-7>SchTasks /Delete /TN “The Task Name”
List again by simply typing SCHTASKS
C:\Windows\System32>SchTasks Ordner: \ Aufgabenname Nächste Laufzeit Status ======================================== Meine Aufgabe 05.07.2018 22:00:00 Bereit
You want a particular program to start at 01:01 am 01.01.2019 startet!
/SD 01/01/2019 <Datum
/ST 01:01 <Zeit
SchTasks /Create /SC ONCE /TN "The Task 4" /TR "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" /SD 01/01/2019 /ST 01:01
You want a particular program to start every Monday at 9:09
SchTasks /Create /SC WEEKLY /D MO /TN "Task 5" /TR "iexplore.exe" /ST 09:09
You want a particular program to start at 9:09 every day
SchTasks /Create /SC WEEKLY /D MON, TUE, WED, THU, FRI, SAT, SUN /TN "Task6" /TR "iexplore.exe" /ST 09:09
Attention: You may need to be logged in as an administrator or as a member of the Administrators group to start programs automatically with this simple example.
Under Windows, you can start the cmd.exe in administrative mode ... see here , or the ColorConsole , this can also be started in administrative mode.
It's really easy on all Microsoft operating systems, for example, to name just a few: Windows 10 (Redstone 4 & 5) Pro, Enterprise, Home, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows Server 2016, 2012, 2008, Windows 7 Basic, Professional, Starter, Ultimate programs at a certain time (time / day) to start, also suitable for the new Microsoft Surface Pro, on the way to start certain programs.
FAQ 39: Updated on: 26 September 2018 17:13