How to close/exit some program using Task Scheduler in Windows 7?


  1. skt
    Posts : 25
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #1

    How to close/exit some program using Task Scheduler in Windows 7?


    I want to turn on and off some backup programs to be automatically turned on and off at a set time instead of running in the background all the time and consuming memory.

    I know how to start any program using Windows Task Scheduler, but unable to find how to turn off the same program using it.

    Is there any way of doing it?

    I would really appreciate any help.

    Thank you!
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  2. Posts : 2,171
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #2

    You can use the taskkill command...
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  3. skt
    Posts : 25
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Just found this:
    A batch file to kill a process

    or do you mean something else, without using the batch file?
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  4. Posts : 1,036
    Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
       #4

    You can write/use a batch script to run that backup programs of yours and terminate after completion. You can then schedule this batch script to run at a time of your choice via task scheduler.
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  5. Posts : 2,171
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #5

    Open a command prompt and type taskkill /? and press enter to see how to use the options for the command. You can either use it in a batch file that's called from the task, or use the command itself in the task. Then you need to figure out how you want to trigger the task.
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  6. skt
    Posts : 25
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Thanks for the replies!
    Got it working! :)
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  7. Posts : 2,171
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #7

    Glad to hear it! Can you post again to allow others to know how you got it accomplished?
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  8. Posts : 1,036
    Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
       #8

    sibbil said:
    Glad to hear it! Can you post again to allow others to know how you got it accomplished?
    Please do so. Would help others.
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  9. skt
    Posts : 25
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
    Thread Starter
       #9

    Here you go !

    Hope it's helpful.

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  10. Posts : 2,171
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #10

    Thanks for posting your fix skt!
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