Overview of Windows 98 Task Scheduler
Scheduler is a tool that enables you to schedule tasks (such as Disk
Defragmenter) to run regularly, when it’s most convenient for you. Task
Scheduler starts each time you start Windows and runs in the background.
When Task Scheduler is running on a computer with Windows 98
an icon appears next to the clock on the taskbar.
You can double-click the Task
Scheduler icon on the taskbar to open Task Scheduler. You can also open Task Scheduler
by double-clicking My Computer and then double-clicking the Scheduled Tasks
Opening Task Scheduler enables you to:
a. Schedule a task to run daily,
weekly, monthly, or at certain times, such as when the computer starts
or is idle.
b. Change the schedule for or turn off
an existing task.
c. Customize how a task will run at
its scheduled time.
Using the AT command on Windows NT, 2000 and XP
If your computer runs Windows NT,
2000 or XP you can also use the AT command to
schedule tasks automatically. Task Scheduler is not the same as the
AT command, but the two work together. When you schedule a task by using
the AT command, it appears in the list of tasks in the Task Scheduler window.
You can use Task Scheduler to modify the properties of a task scheduled
by using the AT command. However, if you do, you must continue to use Task
Scheduler to access the task. You will no longer be able to access it by
using the AT command. To specify the user account to be used to run
tasks scheduled by the AT command:
a. Double-click My Computer
b. Double-click the Scheduled
c. On the Advanced menu, click
AT Service Account.