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Create Scheduled Task using VBScript

Create Scheduled Task using VBScript

Create Scheduled Task using VBScript

(OP)
I've been struggling with trying to create a scheduled task using VBScript. What I want to do is prompt the user for some inputs, such as the time of day. I can handle that part if I even get a script that works. I need a script that works for recurring (daily m-f) for any time of day, then I can handle user inputs and translating that into the time for the script. I've tried the stock code listed at the bottom of this page https://www.activexperts.com/admin/vbscript-collec... and it doesn't even work - it returns unknown error code #8.

I've come across other examples but they don't schedule a re-ocurring task, only a one time task, which is useless. :(

Can anyone point me in the right direction to create a recurring daily scheduled task at a given time with the action to start a program? I want it to run without highest privileges.

RE: Create Scheduled Task using VBScript

> unknown error code #8

Win32_ScheduledJob was designed to work with the now somewhat aging AT protocol - and the AT protocol was deprecated back in Windows 8, and is nowadays switched off by default (and is the root cause of error 8 that you are seeing). You can switch it back on with the following registry entry(with all the normal caveats about editing the registry):

Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\Configuration
Name: EnableAt
Type: REG_DWORD
Value: 1


but you might be better off looking at the Task Scheduler Scripting Objects instead. it is a little more compledx top use, but there are numerous examples there.

RE: Create Scheduled Task using VBScript

(OP)
Okay I will look at the Task Scheduler Scripting Objects instead. thank you for the tip !

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