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Computer management, task sheduler

  1. #1


    Kortrijk
    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1 proffesional

    Computer management, task sheduler


    Hello,

    I have a question about the option "computer management".
    when i want to make a new task wit task sheduler, i can chose three kind of actions.

    - Run a program

    - Send a email

    - Show a message

    The problem is, when i choose the option "show a message", i can't complete the wizard to add a new task i get a fault message.
    Afther the option "show a message" their stay the following word :"deprecated"
    How can I solve this problem?

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  2. #2


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Hi Sandeerius, welcome to the Eight Forums.

    For reasons unknown to me, Microsoft has removed the email and message options from Task Scheduler Actions in Windows 8.1, that's what "deprecated" means. However, you can still use the "Start a program" option to execute the msg command (message) to send scheduled messages.

    In New Action, select Start a program, type the command msg to Program / Script field and * Your message here (an asterisk (*) symbol followed by a space followed by your message) to Add arguments field:

    Click image for larger version

    When the task is run it now executes the command msg * Your message here, showing the message on screen:

    Click image for larger version

    That's it!

    Kari
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Kortrijk
    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1 proffesional

    Problem solved


    Thanks Kari,

    This info was very useful, my problem is solved now
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    You are welcome .
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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