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Task Scheduler?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Rom., Mar 3, 2010.

  1. Rom.

    Rom. Flightless Bird

    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?
     
  2. Conor

    Conor Flightless Bird

    On 03/03/2010 11:17, Rom. wrote:
    > 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.

    --
    Conor
    I'm not prejudiced. I hate everyone equally.
     
  3. Rom.

    Rom. Flightless Bird

    "Conor" <conor@gmx.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:hmlkje$ncv$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    > On 03/03/2010 11:17, Rom. wrote:
    >> 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.
    >
    > --
    > Conor
    > I'm not prejudiced. I hate everyone equally.


    In my opinion not as user friendly as the XP version,
    Plus the windows 7 version doesn't seem as consistent.
     
  4. Colon Terminus

    Colon Terminus Flightless Bird

    "Rom." <rom@f.net> wrote in message
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    >
    >
    > "Conor" <conor@gmx.co.uk> wrote in message
    > news:hmlkje$ncv$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >> On 03/03/2010 11:17, Rom. wrote:
    >>> 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.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Conor
    >> I'm not prejudiced. I hate everyone equally.

    >
    > 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.
     
  5. SC Tom

    SC Tom Flightless Bird

    "Colon Terminus" <Colon_Terminus@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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    > "Rom." <rom@f.net> wrote in message
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    >>
    >>
    >> "Conor" <conor@gmx.co.uk> wrote in message
    >> news:hmlkje$ncv$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>> On 03/03/2010 11:17, Rom. wrote:
    >>>> 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.
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> Conor
    >>> I'm not prejudiced. I hate everyone equally.

    >>
    >> 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.
    >
    >


    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 :)
    --
    SC Tom
     
  6. Dave-UK

    Dave-UK Flightless Bird

    "SC Tom" <sc@tom.net> wrote in message news:aBAjn.9642$bx3.2223@newsfe13.iad...
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    > "Colon Terminus" <Colon_Terminus@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:LGvjn.16984$sx5.4746@newsfe16.iad...
    >>
    >> "Rom." <rom@f.net> wrote in message
    >> news:lFtjn.46858$Ym4.36668@text.news.virginmedia.com...
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "Conor" <conor@gmx.co.uk> wrote in message
    >>> news:hmlkje$ncv$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>>> On 03/03/2010 11:17, Rom. wrote:
    >>>>> 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.
    >>>>
    >>>> --
    >>>> Conor
    >>>> I'm not prejudiced. I hate everyone equally.
    >>>
    >>> 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.
    >>
    >>

    >
    > 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 :)
    > --
    > SC Tom
    >


    What two tasks could you not get to work ?
     
  7. Nil

    Nil Flightless Bird

    On 03 Mar 2010, "Colon Terminus" <Colon_Terminus@hotmail.com> wrote
    in alt.windows7.general:

    > 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.
     
  8. SC Tom

    SC Tom Flightless Bird

    "Dave-UK" <Here@Home.com> wrote in message
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    > "SC Tom" <sc@tom.net> wrote in message
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    >> "Colon Terminus" <Colon_Terminus@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >> news:LGvjn.16984$sx5.4746@newsfe16.iad...
    >>>
    >>> "Rom." <rom@f.net> wrote in message
    >>> news:lFtjn.46858$Ym4.36668@text.news.virginmedia.com...
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> "Conor" <conor@gmx.co.uk> wrote in message
    >>>> news:hmlkje$ncv$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>>>> On 03/03/2010 11:17, Rom. wrote:
    >>>>>> 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.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> --
    >>>>> Conor
    >>>>> I'm not prejudiced. I hate everyone equally.
    >>>>
    >>>> 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.
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >> 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 :)
    >> --
    >> SC Tom
    >>

    >
    > 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.
    --
    SC Tom
     
  9. Rom.

    Rom. Flightless Bird

    "Nil" <rednoise@REMOVETHIScomcast.net> wrote in message
    news:Xns9D30B33B26F5Bnilch1@130.133.4.11...
    > On 03 Mar 2010, "Colon Terminus" <Colon_Terminus@hotmail.com> wrote
    > in alt.windows7.general:
    >
    >> 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.


    I'd be happy with a 'classic view' option.
     
  10. SC Tom

    SC Tom Flightless Bird

    "Conor" <conor@gmx.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:hmlkje$ncv$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    > On 03/03/2010 11:17, Rom. wrote:
    >> 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.
    >
    > --
    > Conor
    > I'm not prejudiced. I hate everyone equally.


    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.
    --
    SC Tom
     
  11. Dave-UK

    Dave-UK Flightless Bird

    "SC Tom" <sc@tom.net> wrote in message news:p9Ojn.67764$Ye4.31142@newsfe11.iad...
    >
    > "Conor" <conor@gmx.co.uk> wrote in message
    > news:hmlkje$ncv$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >> On 03/03/2010 11:17, Rom. wrote:
    >>> 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.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Conor
    >> I'm not prejudiced. I hate everyone equally.

    >
    > 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.
    > --
    > SC Tom
    >


    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'.
     
  12. SC Tom

    SC Tom Flightless Bird

    "Dave-UK" <Here@Home.com> wrote in message
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    > "SC Tom" <sc@tom.net> wrote in message
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    >>
    >> "Conor" <conor@gmx.co.uk> wrote in message
    >> news:hmlkje$ncv$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>> On 03/03/2010 11:17, Rom. wrote:
    >>>> 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.
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> Conor
    >>> I'm not prejudiced. I hate everyone equally.

    >>
    >> 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.
    >> --
    >> SC Tom
    >>

    >
    > 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!
    --
    SC Tom
     

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