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Solved Computer management, task sheduler


#1
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?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 proffesional
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP Zbook 15"
    CPU
    I7
    Motherboard
    /
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nivedia
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    McAffee

Kari

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#2
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:

2014-09-30_11h53_34.png


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

2014-09-30_11h56_01.png

That's it!

Kari
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP ENVY 17-1150eg
    CPU
    1.6 GHz Intel Core i7-720QM Processor
    Memory
    6 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850 Graphics
    Sound Card
    Beats sound system with integrated subwoofer
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17" laptop display, 22" LED and 32" Full HD TV through HDMI
    Screen Resolution
    1600*900 (1), 1920*1080 (2&3)
    Hard Drives
    Internal: 2 x 500 GB SATA Hard Disk Drive 7200 rpm
    External: 2TB for backups, 3TB USB3 network drive for media
    Cooling
    As Envy runs a bit warm, I have it on a Cooler Master pad
    Keyboard
    Logitech diNovo Media Desktop Laser (bluetooth)
    Mouse
    Logitech MX1000 Laser (Bluetooth)
    Internet Speed
    50 MB VDSL
    Browser
    Maxthon 3.5.2., IE11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender 4.3.9431.0
    Other Info
    Windows in English, additional user accounts in Finnish, German and Swedish.
#3
Problem solved

Thanks Kari,

This info was very useful, my problem is solved now :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 proffesional
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP Zbook 15"
    CPU
    I7
    Motherboard
    /
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nivedia
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    McAffee

Kari

Old geek, new tricks
Team Member
VIP Member
Pro User
#4
You are welcome :).
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP ENVY 17-1150eg
    CPU
    1.6 GHz Intel Core i7-720QM Processor
    Memory
    6 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850 Graphics
    Sound Card
    Beats sound system with integrated subwoofer
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17" laptop display, 22" LED and 32" Full HD TV through HDMI
    Screen Resolution
    1600*900 (1), 1920*1080 (2&3)
    Hard Drives
    Internal: 2 x 500 GB SATA Hard Disk Drive 7200 rpm
    External: 2TB for backups, 3TB USB3 network drive for media
    Cooling
    As Envy runs a bit warm, I have it on a Cooler Master pad
    Keyboard
    Logitech diNovo Media Desktop Laser (bluetooth)
    Mouse
    Logitech MX1000 Laser (Bluetooth)
    Internet Speed
    50 MB VDSL
    Browser
    Maxthon 3.5.2., IE11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender 4.3.9431.0
    Other Info
    Windows in English, additional user accounts in Finnish, German and Swedish.

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