When I am working on my laptop I am in different locations and in a different context. During the day I am at work, connected to the network at work. In the evening and at night I am at home, connected to my home network. I have created a simple batch file to setup my different environments.
One of the things I needed to do was to setup a automated task when I am at work, but not when I am at home. Therefore I needed to create and delete tasks from my batch file. First I used
AT, because I was used to it. But in Vista
AT is available, but it didn't work for me. But the successor to
schtasks, which is much more powerful than
schtasks gives a brief overview of the options. We have options like
/Delete. To get more information we simply type
schtasks /Create /? to get more help. We get a decent amount of information and examples to get started. I was suprised to see the amount of options available. One of the options is
/TN to set the taskname. The value of this options must be a valid filename, so we cannot use characters which are invalid for filenames.
I adjusted my batch file to first delete any scheduled task I created before. And then after selecting a location, creating the correct tasks:
rem Delete previously created task. schtasks /Delete /F /TN Update_CVS :LocationSettings rem Create new task. schtasks /Create /F /TN Update_CVS \ /SC Once /ST 08:00 /TR cvs -Q update -dP