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Event triggered Scheduled Tasks

By shady_azzam ·

i'm trying to schedule a task on a windows 2003 system remotely from an XP system using vbscript. I discovered the handy win32_ classes and i wrote this script to try to open notepad remotely using the win32_ScheduledJob class:

Set objSWbemLocator = CreateObject("WbemScripting.SWbemLocator")

objSWbemLocator.Security_.ImpersonationLevel = 3

Set objSWbemServices = objSWbemLocator.ConnectServer _
(strComputer,"root\cimv2", strComputer &"\"& strUser, strPassword)

Set objNewJob = objSWbemServices.Get("Win32_ScheduledJob")

errJobCreated = objNewJob.Create _
("Notepad.exe", schTime, _
False , , , True, JobID)

If errJobCreated <> 0 Then
Wscript.Echo "Error on task creation"
Wscript.Echo "Task created"
End If

I noticed that i was limitted to running a task at a specific UTC time -->schTime (e.g. "********090000.000000-300" - 9AM standard eastern time). This led to problems because on the remote computer the time that the scheduler was setting for the task was always 1 hour off even though the windows clock was set to the right time. I would much rather be able to force a task to run (remotely) after creating it, when i want, or making that task event triggered so that when i trigger a system event remotely the specific task runs. In effect im ignoring the task's scheduled time because it's a hassle.

Any ideas how to accomplish this?

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