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  1. Brink's Avatar
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       09 Dec 2017 #100

    rdwray said: View Post
    I just looked in Task Manager at Defrag and it has "%windir%\system32\defrag.exe -c -h -o -$" and option "-$" is not listed in defrag; what is it???

    Hello rdwray, :)

    $ = Tells defrag.exe that it is being called from the task scheduler. It's not a new parameter for the command prompt.
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  2.    09 Dec 2017 #101

    Ok, then why does it have to tell "defrag.exe that it is being called from the task scheduler"?
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  3.    09 Dec 2017 #102

    rdwray said: View Post
    I just looked in Task Manager at Defrag and it has "%windir%\system32\defrag.exe -c -h -o -$" and option "-$" is not listed in defrag; what is it???
    The "-$" means it is being called from task scheduler. What difference this makes is unclear - reduces priority perhaps.

    command line interface - Defrag options in Windows Server 2012 - Server Fault
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  4.    09 Dec 2017 #103

    Thanks Brink and Guru... Another MS mystery.
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  5. Brink's Avatar
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       09 Dec 2017 #104

    Indeed.
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       30 Dec 2017 #105

    Mooly said: View Post
    I'm going to leave things as they are for now and see what happens next time. I certainly give it enough time idling to run maintenance tasks, and I'm sure it does this as there is other evidence that this happens. Its just the Optimise Routine that appears not to run weekly.
    As promised...

    It has gone 27 days without optimising, and now on the 28th day it suggests 'Needs Optimisation' which begs the question... well just do it then :) The set schedule is meaningless. Also, even partitions that have seen no change in data since last time are also advised to be optimised.

    Its not really a whinge, just an observation.

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  7. Brink's Avatar
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       30 Dec 2017 #106

    I usually just end up manually checking about once a month or so to be sure.
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       30 Dec 2017 #107

    Oh OK. I'll let it drop now :) Honest.
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