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Windows 7: Task Scheduler - Create Task to Display a Message Reminder


31 Jan 2012   #9
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Task Scheduler - Create Task to Display a Message Reminder

How to Display a Message Reminder in Windows with Task Scheduler

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10 Oct 2012   #10
Junks

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hi

I'm new to this & struggling a bit

I managed to do the schedule as per the first instruction but cannot figure out the VBS bit. Can anyone help?

There are 6 cars in the family & I'm trying to schedule reminders for the MOT's for each car as I've found I'm forgetting to check them.

I have put the C:\logonscript.vbs in as the started program but not sure what to do with the actual message now, also how will the program differentiate between other messages??

Thanks in advance

Junks


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10 Oct 2012   #11
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Junks, and welcome to Seven Forums.

To use the VBS option, you would use it with Section TWO of this Tutorial instead: Task Scheduler - Windows 8 Forums

To create the VBS file itself, you would type this below in notepad, then save it as say logonscript.vbs in C: since that's what you typed in Task Manager already. Afterwards, you can use Task Scheduler to run the .vbs file how you like.


Code:
MsgBox "Whatever message you want", vbSystemModal

If you wanted a different message per user account, the you would need to create a separate VBS file and task for each user. In Task Scheduler, you would click on the Change User or Group button like below for each new task to specify what user you want this task to run for.

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Hope this helps,
Shawn


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10 Oct 2012   #12
Junks

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thanks for the reply Shawn - I did check section two beforehand but didn't really understand the vbs section at all with all the codes that were written in there, I really wanted to be able to have several different messages come up at different times of the year (normally only one instance at a time) on one user account but I can only see how this would work for one message per user account - I guess its a bit beyond my capabilities so maybe I'll just stick to using a post it on my desk!! Thanks for trying to help anyway
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10 Oct 2012   #13
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Well, if you like, you could also have a log on message that you can change as needed, but it does show for all users that log on and not a different one per user.

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10 Oct 2012   #14
Junks

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Ok Shawn thanks but I don't think that would do what I need, its probably not possible to do what I want with this system but thanks for your help
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10 Oct 2012   #15
OvenMaster

Win7 Pro 32bit
 
 

This message reminder thing is nearly perfect since my Works 6 calendar won't pop up messages in Windows 7.
Now, if only the taskbar button flashed when it shows up, I wouldn't care if the message got buried under my already-opened windows...
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10 Oct 2012   #16
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Junks View Post
Ok Shawn thanks but I don't think that would do what I need, its probably not possible to do what I want with this system but thanks for your help
It's possible, but you would just need to do what was posted above to create a separate task and VBS file for each user you want a different message for, then set each one how often you want them to display.

When finished, you could change the message anytime you like by editing the VBS file and saving it.
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11 Oct 2012   #17
Junks

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Junks View Post
Ok Shawn thanks but I don't think that would do what I need, its probably not possible to do what I want with this system but thanks for your help
It's possible, but you would just need to do what was posted above to create a separate task and VBS file for each user you want a different message for, then set each one how often you want them to display.

When finished, you could change the message anytime you like by editing the VBS file and saving it.
Sorry, didn't make it clear, only one user but several alerts needed throughout the year - possible do you think? Maybe something in Outlook would be easier? Thanks for your time (and patience!!)
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11 Oct 2012   #18
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

It's no problem.

I agree that using the calendar feature in Outlook would be much easier for this.

To use Task Scheduler, you would need to create a separate task per alert. If you wanted a different message per alert, then you would also need to create a separate VBS file to use with each task for the alert.
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11 Oct 2012   #19
Junks

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I'll try Outlook calendar then Shawn since I use that every day anyway, not very up on all this technical malarky!! Thanks matey

Phil
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