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Windows 7: Repetitive Schedule Task needed to skip twice every hour

17 Feb 2014   #1

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
Repetitive Schedule Task needed to skip twice every hour

I want to create a scheduled task that runs a program every 5 minutes every day of the week, but I want it to skip every half hour.
I.E. if I start it at 12:06, the next time is 12:11, 12:15, 12:21, 12:26, (skip 12:31), 12:36, 12:41, 12:46, 12:51, 12:56, (skip 1:01), 1:06, and so on.

Is there a way to do this with one task or do I need to create 10 task and run them every hour?

Thanks for your help,


My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Feb 2014   #2

Windows 7 32 bit

You could do it with any scripting that allows you to launch other programs and has a timer or sleep function. For example in AutoIt3

Global $count = 0
Global $program = "notepad.exe" ; put complete path to your program here

While 1                         ;infinite loop
    For $x = 1 To 6
        $count += 1
        Sleep(60000 * 5) ; wait 5 minutes
        If $count = 6 Then
            $count = 0
            ExitLoop            ;skip 6th 5 minute cycle
If you need stuff like browse to exe file ask for help on General Help and Support - AutoIt Forums
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