Windows 10: Schedule task not repeating.

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  1. DavidE's Avatar
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       22 Feb 2017 #11

    I can duplicate your issue
    from what i've found,
    if the task is created or edited/saved with a scheduled start datetime in the past it does not work correctly
    if i set the scheduled start datetime in the future, the task works correctly

    i never used the Repeat task every option with minutes before, i never had a need to run a task every few minutes so i never tested it
    i've used the Repeat task every option before with hours in Win 7 and didn't have any problems

    i'm going to create a task in Win 10 to check for Windows Defender definition updates and schedule it to run every 4 hours to see if it works correctly
    i use to do that with Win 7 / MSE to keep more up to date with new definitions and never had problems
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  2.    22 Feb 2017 #12

    Yeah the 5 minutes repeat task every option is for the test, so I can quickly take screen shoots.

    I will also recreate the test with a longer time for the repeat task every option.

    Actually I am been using Win 10 around 3 months and before with Win 7 I never had this problem.

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       22 Feb 2017 #13

    Cool, play around with the settings and see how it works for you.
    I did create a WD definition update task that runs every 1 hour and so far that is working correctly.
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  4.    23 Feb 2017 #14

    I confirm that seeing a future start date for a task scheduled in minutes works, in the past, doesn't.
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  5.    23 Feb 2017 #15

    Here is another test.
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    The task was created yesterday around 9am.

    Test 1 successfully run the task at start up, but failed to create the new Next Run Time, while the Test 2 successfully run the task after the missed task started, and able to create the new Next Run Time, but when the schedule hit up it never re-run, the Last Run Time is still the same, it just rescheduled the Next Run Time.

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  6. DavidE's Avatar
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       24 Feb 2017 #16

    I can kinda duplicate this but i don't know if my task setup is the same as yours.
    If the scheduled task is still running and the task only allows one instance, it won't start another task/instance until that task is no longer running.
    That is displayed as a warning in the History tab.

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  7.    25 Feb 2017 #17

    I don't have those warnings, all my test task last history log says 'Task Completed" but it doesn't re-run.

    I think I will fire a VM tomorrow, try to test there.
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  8.    26 Feb 2017 #18

    Test from the VM.
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    Test 2 works except for the test 1. after startup execution it doesn't rescheduled it.
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  9.    21 Apr 2017 #19


    Upgrading to Creators Update fix the issue.
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