Task Scheduler?


R

Rom.

The task scheduler in XP was very useful and easy to use,
as for the vista and windows 7 versions leave me cold.

Anyone else have experience of the newer version of task scheduler
and how to make it more like the one in XP?
 
C

Conor

The task scheduler in XP was very useful and easy to use,
as for the vista and windows 7 versions leave me cold.

Anyone else have experience of the newer version of task scheduler
and how to make it more like the one in XP?
What is the shortcoming? Win7 is extremely configurable.
 
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R

Rom.

Conor said:
What is the shortcoming? Win7 is extremely configurable.
In my opinion not as user friendly as the XP version,
Plus the windows 7 version doesn't seem as consistent.
 
C

Colon Terminus

Rom. said:
In my opinion not as user friendly as the XP version,
Plus the windows 7 version doesn't seem as consistent.
I agree with Ron.
Task Scheduler in XP was way easier to use and more friendly than it is in
Win-7.

I almost prefer to use the AT command than to try and make sense of the
Win-7 Task Scheduler interface.
A giant step backwards.
 
S

SC Tom

Colon Terminus said:
I agree with Ron.
Task Scheduler in XP was way easier to use and more friendly than it is in
Win-7.

I almost prefer to use the AT command than to try and make sense of the
Win-7 Task Scheduler interface.
A giant step backwards.
I agree with both of you. I ended up using WinAT for a couple of tasks since
I just can't seem to get the hang of the Win7 version of Task Scheduler. Too
bad they don't have a Classic view of it :)
 
D

Dave-UK

SC Tom said:
I agree with both of you. I ended up using WinAT for a couple of tasks since
I just can't seem to get the hang of the Win7 version of Task Scheduler. Too
bad they don't have a Classic view of it :)
What two tasks could you not get to work ?
 
N

Nil

I agree with Ron.
Task Scheduler in XP was way easier to use and more friendly than
it is in Win-7.
I agree, too. The new task scheduler has a lot more functionality, but
the unfriendly and confusing interface just about negates all the good
stuff.

Two things they could do to make it a lot more useful would be to (a)
allow you to cut 'n paste taskes between folders so you can keep your
tasks organized, and (b) provide a search function so you can find a
particular task. As it is, you just have to point, click, and cross
your fingers.
 
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SC Tom

Dave-UK said:
What two tasks could you not get to work ?
It's not that I couldn't get them to work; it was just such a pain to create
it that I just used WinAT. Granted, it's been a while since I've looked at
it, and wouldn't have even thought of it had I not seen this thread. Maybe
I'll look back into it again.
 
R

Rom.

Nil said:
I agree, too. The new task scheduler has a lot more functionality, but
the unfriendly and confusing interface just about negates all the good
stuff.

Two things they could do to make it a lot more useful would be to (a)
allow you to cut 'n paste taskes between folders so you can keep your
tasks organized, and (b) provide a search function so you can find a
particular task. As it is, you just have to point, click, and cross
your fingers.
I'd be happy with a 'classic view' option.
 
S

SC Tom

Conor said:
What is the shortcoming? Win7 is extremely configurable.
Under Task Scheduler (Local), Task Status, how do you clear the history? I
tried disabling history and rebooting, but of course, that just keeps
anything new from being added to the list. TIA.
 
D

Dave-UK

SC Tom said:
Under Task Scheduler (Local), Task Status, how do you clear the history? I
tried disabling history and rebooting, but of course, that just keeps
anything new from being added to the list. TIA.
I'm afraid it's both non-intuitive and well hidden!
It looks like individual tasks don't have a separate history file, you have
to delete all histories with the Event Viewer.
Event Viewer
Application and Service logs
Microsoft
Windows
Task Scheduler
Operational
In the right pane 'Clear log'.
 
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SC Tom

Dave-UK said:
I'm afraid it's both non-intuitive and well hidden!
It looks like individual tasks don't have a separate history file, you
have to delete all histories with the Event Viewer.
Event Viewer
Application and Service logs
Microsoft
Windows
Task Scheduler
Operational
In the right pane 'Clear log'.
Ye Gods, you're right on both counts! It certainly is hidden well.
I look at event viewer on a regular basis, but haven't delved into all the
categories listed. I'd have to put aside a day a week to go through all
that, LOL!!
Thanks for your help!
 

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