Schedule tab

Specify the schedule frequency and other settings for this task.

Option definitions

Option Definition
Runtime

Run task Select the frequency for this task from these options:

Daily — Run the task daily on the specified days.

Daily tasks can be run every so many days, or every day Monday through Sunday. If you only want to run the task on specific days of the week, other than every day Monday through Sunday, we recommend that you use the weekly task frequency.

Weekly — Run the task daily on the specified week(s) and day(s).

Monthly — Run the task daily on the specified day(s) and month(s).

Once — Run the task once on the specified date.

At Startup — Run the task at system startup and specify whether to run the task once per day and the number of minutes to delay the task.

At Logon — Run the task at log on and specify whether to run the task once per day and the number of minutes to delay the task.

When Idle — Run the task when the computer is idle and specify the number of minutes that the computer is idle before starting the task.

If the task is started and a user resumes use of the computer before the task completes, the task continues to run until complete.

Immediately — Run the task immediately.

On Dialup — Run the task on dialup.

Start Time

Select the start time for the scheduled task.

UTC Time

Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). Select this option to run the task simultaneously in all time zones.

Local Time

Run the task independently in each local time zone.

Note: Default= Local Time
Enable randomization

Run the task at a random point within the interval of time you set.

If you select this option, also specify the hours and/or minutes for the maximum time lapse.

Note:

Specify a time lapse interval between one minute (minimum) and 23 hours (maximum). For example, setting the task schedule to 1:00 and the randomization to three hours, would cause the task to run at any time between 1:00 and 4:00.

This option is not available when scheduling the task At Startup, At Logon, or When Idle.

Hours

The number of hours. Choose between 0 and 23 hours

Minutes

The number of minutes.

Note:
The number of minutes available for selection depends on which options you have selected. For example:
  • Enable randomization — Choose between 0 and 59 minutes.
  • Delay missed task by — Choose between 0 and 99 minute.
Run if missed

Ensure that missed tasks run when the computer starts up again. If the computer was offline when a task was scheduled to be run, it may have been missed.

Note: This feature ensures that remote users and the network are fully protected if they happen to be offline when a task is scheduled to run.
Delay missed task by

Select the number of minutes by which you want to delay the missed task. Choose between 0 to 99 minutes.

Every day(s)

Run this task every so many days as specified. Choose between 0 to 9999 days.

Note: This option is only available when you schedule the task Daily.
Every week(s)

Run this task every so many weeks as specified. Choose between 0 to 99 weeks.

If you select this option, also specify the number of weeks and the day(s) of the week.

Note:

For day of the month, choose from Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

This option is only available when you schedule the task Weekly.

Day of the month

Run this task on a specific day of the month. Choose between 1 to 31 days.

If you select this option, also specify the number of day of the month.

Note: This option is only available when you schedule the task Monthly.
Week day of the month

Run this task on the specified day of the month.

If you select this option, also select occurrence and day of the month.

Note:

For occurrence, choose from First, Second, Third, Fourth, and Last.

For day of the month, choose from Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

This option is only available when scheduling the task Monthly.

Select Months

Specify which months to run this task.

Note: This option is only available when scheduling the task Monthly.
Run on

Specify the date on which you want to run this task.

Note: This option is only available when scheduling the task Once.
Only run this task once a day

Run this task once per day.

Note:

If you do not select this option, the task runs every time startup or log on occurs.

This option is only available when scheduling the task At Startup, At Logon, or Run On Dialup.

Delay task by

Specify the number of minutes by which to delay this task. Choose between 0 to 99.

Note:

This allows time for users to log on and logon scripts to execute.

This option is only available when scheduling the task At Startup or At Logon.

When computer has been idle for

Specify the number of minutes that the computer is idle before starting the task. Choose between 0 to 999 minutes.

Note:

If the task is started and a user resumes use of the computer before the task completes, the task continues to run until complete.

This option is only available when scheduling the task When Idle.

Advanced

Configure advanced options.

Note: See Advanced scheduling options for more information.
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