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    Cron-tabs on Windows

    I am a Linux man by trade. I use crontabs quite often on my Linux box.

    I was looking at a Plesk for Windows server, and noticed they had a scheduler feature that setup cron tabs. Can you install crontabs on a Windows web server? If so, can someone give me a link to such info?


  2. #2
    Here is a link to the Plesk for Windows demo.

    P> plesk

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    "Cron" in windows is handled by the Task Scheduler.
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  4. #4
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    You can probably get a windows crontab using Microsofts Services for Unix (which should really have been called Unix Services for Windows), or a cygwin compiled cron daemon.

    Also, you could check this out, for command line scheduling.

    C:\>at /?
    The AT command schedules commands and programs to run on a computer at
    a specified time and date. The Schedule service must be running to use
    the AT command.
    AT [\\computername] [ [id] [/DELETE] | /DELETE [/YES]]
    AT [\\computername] time [/INTERACTIVE]
        [ /EVERY:date[,...] | /NEXT:date[,...]] "command"
    \\computername     Specifies a remote computer. Commands are scheduled on the
                       local computer if this parameter is omitted.
    id                 Is an identification number assigned to a scheduled
    /delete            Cancels a scheduled command. If id is omitted, all the
                       scheduled commands on the computer are canceled.
    /yes               Used with cancel all jobs command when no further
                       confirmation is desired.
    time               Specifies the time when command is to run.
    /interactive       Allows the job to interact with the desktop of the user
                       who is logged on at the time the job runs.
    /every:date[,...]  Runs the command on each specified day(s) of the week or
                       month. If date is omitted, the current day of the month
                       is assumed.
    /next:date[,...]   Runs the specified command on the next occurrence of the
                       day (for example, next Thursday).  If date is omitted, the
                       current day of the month is assumed.
    "command"          Is the Windows NT command, or batch program to be run.

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    Okay. Thanks for the assistance.

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